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SSL Certificates
Posted by Guy . on 21 August 2017 04:19 PM

Before deciding on what certificate to purchase, please strongly consider the types of validation methods that are required to secure a certificate.

Domain Validated (DV): Inexpensive and very quick to get issued. For those looking for encryption, this protection is recommended for internal use, personal & hobby sites and small forums that have logins, forms or other non-transactional data. DV certs really shouldn't be used for commercial purposes. Validation is done only through the domain's Whois record. Will display a padlock and HTTPS.

Organisation Validated (OV): Affordable protection for small businesses to display trust. Recommended for small to mid-sized business sites where validation of the company is important. Can be used for sites with low-volume eCommerce transactions. Will display a padlock and HTTPS. Validation takes a few days and the organisation is strictly authenticated by the personnel of the Certification Authority [CA] to confirm legitimate business information.

Extended Validated (EV): Proven to boost your customer confidence as this is maximum security and trust. Recommended for mid-sized to enterprise sites where visitor confidence is key. A must for trustworthy websites with eCommerce, online banking, and secure customer information. EV Certs are distinguished by the browser displaying the Green Address Bar along with the padlock and HTTPS. Issuance can take a week to go through a rigorous validation process with the Certification Authority [CA].

 

Wildcard: A wildcard certificate allows for unlimited subdomains to be protected with a single certificate.

SAN [Subject Alternative Name]: A SAN certificate allows for multiple domain names to be protected with a single certificate.

 

• For help generating a CSR on your server, please visit this GeoTrust page.

• For GeoTrust videos on generating a CSR and reissusing & installing certificates on various servers, please visit GeoTrust's YouTube page.

• To reissue either a GeoTrust or RapidSSL certificate, please visit the Reissuance Page. For instructions on changing from SHA1 to SHA2, please visit here

 

**SAN support is not currently offered on any SSL Certificate types. We will be adding SANs very shortly.

 

easyDNS now offers SSL Certificates from Symantec, Thawte, Comodo and GeoTrust's EV certificate. More information on these certificates will be posted shortly.

 

 

Comodo SSL

 

 

Comodo SSL

Comodo SSL certificates are an affordable and easy way to secure an internal server, a hobby website or small forum. High encryption levels and hassle free validation. Comodo SSL includes a $10,000 warranty.

Comodo SSL are available starting at $85.95 per year. Maximum of 3 years. 

Summary:

  • 30 day cancellation period
  • Mobile friendly
  • Fast issuance and they're easy to install
  • Free reissues
  • Domain control validation DV
  • Up to 256-bit encryption, 2048-bit root
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • Comodo static Site Seal

 

Comodo Instant SSL Premium

Comodo SSL certificates are an affordable certificate that is business validated. High encryption levels for a small to mid size business. Comodo SSL includes a $250,000 warranty.

Comodo SSL are available starting at $95.95 per year. Maximum of 3 years. 

Summary:

  • 30 day cancellation period
  • Mobile friendly
  • Issuance takes a few days to one week
  • Free reissues
  • Organisation validation OV
  • 256-bit encryption, 2048-bit root
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • Comodo dynamic Site Seal

 

Comodo Premium SSL Wildcard

Comodo Premium SSL Wildcard certificates are an affordable certificate that is business validated. High encryption levels for a small to mid size business that covers the domain and unlimited subdomains. Comodo Premium SSL Wildcard includes a $250,000 warranty.

Comodo SSL are available starting at $425.95 per year. Maximum of 3 years. 

Summary:

  • 30 day cancellation period
  • Mobile friendly
  • Issuance takes a few days to one week
  • Free reissues
  • Organisation validation OV
  • Up to 256-bit encryption, 2048-bit root
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • Comodo dynamic Site Seal

 

Comodo EV SSL

Comodo EV SSL certificates are an affordable certificate that is issued through Extended Validation. High encryption levels provide trust for a mid level to Enterprise size business. Boosted consumer confidence with the Green Address Bar. Comodo EV SSL includes a $1,750,000 warranty.

Comodo SSL are available starting at $195.95 per year. Maximum of 2 years. 

Summary:

  • Green Address Bar - E-commerce recommended
  • Increased conversion rates and reduced shopping cart abandonment
  • 30 day cancellation period
  • Mobile friendly
  • Issuance takes up to one week
  • Free reissues
  • Extended validation EV
  • $1,750,000 warranty
  • 256-bit encryption, 2048-bit root
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • Comodo dynamic Site Seal
  • SAN not supported by Comodo

 

 

 

 

Thawte SSL123

Thawte SSL123 certificates are an affordable and best for securing internal servers and private websites. High encryption levels and hassle free validation. Thawte SSL123 includes a $500,000 warranty.

Thawte SSL123 are available starting at $70 per year. Maximum of 3 years. 

Summary:

  • 30 day cancellation period
  • Mobile friendly
  • Free unlimited licensing
  • Fast issuance and they're easy to install
  • Free reissues
  • Domain control validation DV
  • Up to 256-bit encryption, 2048-bit root
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • Dynamic Thawte Trusted Site Seal 

 

Thawte SSL Webserver

Thawte SSL Webserver certificates are an affordable certificate that is business validated and best for business websites. High encryption levels for a small to mid size business. Thawte SSL Webserver includes a $1,250,000 warranty.

Thawte SSL Webserver are available starting at $150 per year. Maximum of 3 years. SAN support coming soon [please contact us for more information/pricing]

Summary:

  • 30 day cancellation period
  • Mobile friendly
  • Free unlimited licensing
  • Issuance in a few days and they're easy to install
  • Free reissues
  • Organisation validation OV
  • Up to 256-bit encryption, 2048-bit root
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • Dynamic Thawte Trusted Site Seal 

 

Thawte Wildcard SSL

Thawte Wildcard certificates are an affordable certificate that is business validated - secures unlimited subdomains under the one certificate. High encryption levels for a small to mid size business. Thawte Wildcard includes a $1,250,000 warranty.

Thawte Wildcard are available starting at $525 per year. Maximum of 2 years.

Summary:

  • 30 day cancellation period
  • Mobile friendly
  • Free unlimited licensing
  • Issuance in a few days and they're easy to install
  • Free reissues
  • Organisation validation OV
  • Up to 256-bit encryption, 2048-bit root
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • Dynamic Thawte Trusted Site Seal 

 

Thawte SSL Webserver EV

Thawte SSL Webserver EV certificates are issued via Extended Validation. Best for credit card transacting websites, banks and financial institutions as the certificate includes the confidence displaying Green Address Bar in browsers along with Thawte's Trusted Site Seal. Thawte SSL Webserver EV includes a $1,500,000 warranty.

Thawte SSL Webserver EV are available starting at $250 per year. Maximum of 2 years. SAN support coming soon [please contact us for more information/pricing]

Summary:

  • 30 day cancellation period
  • Green Address Bar - E-commerce recommended
  • Mobile friendly
  • Free unlimited licensing
  • Increased conversion rates and reduced shopping cart abandonment
  • Free reissues
  • Extended validation EV
  • Up to 256-bit encryption, 2048-bit root
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • Dynamic Thawte Trusted Site Seal 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symantec Secure Site Pro

Symantec Secure Site Pro certificates are issued via Organisation Validation. Best for public websites for mid size businesses. Certificate comes with the well respected dynamic Norton Site Seal and includes vulnerability and malware scanning. Symantec Secure Site Pro includes a $1,500,000 warranty.

Symantec Secure Site Pro are available starting at $895 per year. Maximum of 3 years. SAN support coming soon [please contact us for more information/pricing]

Summary:

  • 30 day cancellation period
  • Mobile friendly
  • Website scanning
  • Free unlimited licensing
  • Increased conversion rates and reduced shopping cart abandonment
  • Free reissues
  • Organisation validation OV
  • ECC, RSA and DSA algorithms for the strongest encryption
  • 40-bit to 256-bit security and encryption
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • Dynamic Norton Site Seal

 

Symantec Secure Site Pro EV

Symantec Secure Site Pro EV certificates are issued via Extended Validation which gives your customers proof that they can confidently transact with you. These certificates are highly recommended for e-commerce transactional websites as the certificate includes the confidence displaying Green Address Bar. On top of that, there's the well respected dynamic Norton Site Seal and daily vulnerability & malware scanning. Symantec Secure Site Pro EV includes a $1,750,000 warranty.

Symantec Secure Site Pro EV are available starting at $1200 per year. Maximum of 2 years. SAN support coming soon [please contact us for more information/pricing]

Summary:

  • 30 day cancellation period
  • Green Address Bar - E-commerce recommended
  • Mobile friendly
  • Website scanning
  • Free unlimited licensing
  • Increased conversion rates and reduced shopping cart abandonment
  • Free reissues
  • Extended validation EV
  • ECC, RSA and DSA algorithms for the strongest encryption
  • 40-bit to 256-bit security and encryption
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • Dynamic Norton Site Seal 

 

 

 

 

 

RapidSSL

RapidSSL certificates are an affordable and easy way to secure an internal server, a hobby website or small forum. RapidSSL are very easy to install and include a Site Seal to display on the page. RapidSSL is backed by the GeoTrust infrastructure and includes a $10,000 warranty against mis-issuance.

RapidSSL Certificates are available starting at $24.95 per year. Maximum of 3 years.

Summary:

  • 30 day cancellation period
  • Domain validated DV
  • Mobile friendly
  • Fast issuance and they're easy to install
  • Free reissues
  • Domain control validation, up to 256-bit encryption, 2048-bit root
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • RapidSSL Site Seal

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RapidSSL Wildcard

RapidSSL Wildcard certificates are an affordable and easy way to secure an internal server, a hobby website or small forum. RapidSSL Wildcards are to secure all of your subdomains on one certificate. They are backed by the GeoTrust infrastructure and includes a $10,000 warranty.

RapidSSL Certificates are available starting at $159.95 per year. Maximum of 3 years. 

Summary:

  • 30 day cancellation period
  • Unlimited subdomains
  • Mobile friendly
  • Fast issuance and they're easy to install
  • Free reissues
  • Domain control validation DV
  • Up to 256-bit encryption, 2048-bit root
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • RapidSSL Site Seal

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True Business ID EV **Recommended**

The True Business ID EV certificate is the highest level of authentication available among SSL certificates. The Green Address Bar displays trust and confidence in site security to your customers. The GeoTrust dynamic Secured Seal trustmark, containing the live date and time stamp, assures your customers that their credit card and other information will not be viewed, intercepted or altered. This makes it ideal for corporate and e-commerce websites. Includes a $1,500,000 warranty.

True Business ID EV is validated through Extended Validation that can take up to 1 week before issuance. GeoTrust will authenticate the organisation listed in the order and domain whois record plus do in-depth identity checks before issuance. Recommended for a mid level to Enterprise size business seeking to display the maximum level of trust. 

True Business ID EV certificates are available starting at $225USD per year. Maximum of 2 years.

SAN support coming soon [please contact us for more information/pricing]

Summary:

  • Green Address Bar - E-commerce recommended
  • Increased conversion rates and reduced shopping cart abandonment
  • Protect your brand from phishing schemes
  • SAN - Minimum order is 4 SANs
  • Mobile friendly
  • FREE lifetime, self-service reissues
  • Extended validation EV
  • 256-bit encryption signed with a 2048-bit root
  • Live date and time stamp
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • Assurance: $1,500,000 USD warranty, GeoTrust dynamic True Site Seal trademark
  • Business registration
  • Instills consumer confidence with site seal ensuring transaction encryption

 

QuickSSL

QuickSSL is a low cost alternative for providing your customers with a "lock" on their browser to provide peace of mind when transmitting data. For corporate customers, they are ideal for use in internal environments to protect mail servers, routers, switches, and Intranets. It offers the strongest real-time authentication process on the market today using the ChoicePoint Unique Identifier, GeoTrust's industry-recognised domain control authentication and two-factor telephony authentication. Includes a $100,000 warranty against mis-issuance.

QuickSSL certificates do not include the patented GeoTrust site seal.

QuickSSL Certificates are available starting at $99 per year. Maximum of 3 years.

Summary:

  • Domain Validated DV
  • Fully automated provisioning process
  • Mobile friendly
  • FREE lifetime, self-service reissue
  • Domain control validation
  • Up to 256-bit encryption, 2048-bit root
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • Real-time, two-factor telephone authentication

 

QuickSSL Premium 

The QuickSSL Premium certificate combines the functionality of the QuickSSL certificate with a GeoTrust smart seal - all provisioned within a few hours. The high visibility seal, containing the live date and time stamp, assures your customers that their credit card and other information will not be viewed, intercepted or altered. This makes it ideal for corporate and e-commerce web sites. Includes a $500,000 warranty.

QuickSSL Premium offers the strongest real-time authentication process on the market today using the ChoicePoint Unique Identifier, GeoTrust's industry-recognised domain control authentication and two-factor telephony authentication.

QuickSSL Premium certificates are available starting at $139USD per year. Maximum of 3 years.

Summary:

  • Fully automated provisioning process
  • Mobile friendly
  • FREE lifetime, self-service reissues
  • Domain control validation DV
  • 256-bit encryption signed with a 2048-bit root
  • Live date and time stamp
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • Assurance: $500K USD warranty, GeoTrust dynamic True Site Seal trademark
  • QuickSSL Premium authenticates the domain name
  • Real-time, two-factor telephone authentication
  • Business registration
  • Instills consumer confidence with site seal ensuring transaction encryption

 

True Business ID

True BusinessID delivers a new level of online security for both you and your customers. It offers comprehensive Internet security coverage by combining state-of-the-art 256-bit SSL encryption and identity verification in a single bundle. You benefit from unsurpassed browser and server recognition, as well as airtight access protection and fraud prevention. Your customers are ensured of your authenticity.

True BusinessID brings the patented "Smart Seal" technology to your web pages. Your customers can immediately identify your site as genuine, authentic, and validated by an independent third party. When your customer clicks on the True Site "Smart Seal", the server automatically checks the domain name and relevant information about your company is presented - assuring your legitimacy. This promoted greater customer confidence resulting in more e-commerce activity and a significant increase in online revenue. Includes a $1,250,000 warranty.

Our True BusinessID certificates easy to install and renew. True BusinessID certificates are available starting at $169USD per year. Maximum of 2 years.

Summary:

  • Convenient online purchase and installation
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Organisation Validated OV
  • FREE lifetime, self-service reissues, unlimited server licenses
  • True BusinessID authenticates the business / organization
  • Identity verification Smart Seal - embedded with YOUR company name/date/time in the stamp
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • Assurance: $1.25M USD warranty, GeoTrust dynamic True Site Seal trademark
  • 256-bit encryption signed with a 2048-bit root
  • Provisioned in 1-2 business days

 

True Business ID Wildcard 

The True BusinessID Wildcard certificate is an easy and affordable solution for organization looking to secure multiple websites through one server certificate. It is ideal for web hosting organizations and corporations wishing to serve multiple sites off their same base domain name.

For example, you could secure:

  • www.mycompany.com
  • shop.mycompany.com
  • extranet.mycompany.com
  • download.mycompany.com
  • support.mycompany.com

With one Wildcard certificate if all the websites are hosted on the same server. And, as your online demands grow, you can continue to add unlimited subdomains to the same server at no additional cost. True BusinessID Wildcard certificates save you the expense of acquiring and managing multiple server certificates.

They offer comprehensive Internet security coverage by combining state-of-the-art 256-bit SSL encryption and identity verification in a single bundle. You benefit from unsurpassed browser and server recognition, as well as airtight access protection and fraud prevention. Your customers are ensured of your authenticity.

True BusinessID Wildcard brings the patented "Smart Seal" technology to your web pages. Your customers can immediately identify your site as genuine, authentic, and validated by an independent third party. When your customer clicks on the True Site "Smart Seal", the server automatically checks the domain name and relevant information about your company is presented - assuring your legitimacy. This promotes greater customer confidence resulting in more e-commerce activity and a significant increase in online revenue. Includes a $1,250,000 warranty.

Our True BusinessID certificates easy to install and renew. True BusinessID certificates are available starting at $475USD per year. Maximum of 3 years.

Summary:

  • Secure multiple sites on one physical machine
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Organisation Validated OV
  • Assurance: $1.25M USD warranty, GeoTrust dynamic True Site Seal trademark
  • True BusinessID Wildcard authenticates the business / organization
  • Identity verification Smart Seal - embedded with YOUR company name/date/time in the stamp
  • FREE lifetime, self-service reissues
  • Convenient online purchase and installation
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • 256-bit encryption signed with a 2048-bit root
  • Provisioned in 1-2 business days

 

 

 

Servers, Browsers And Clients Supported By GeoTrust Certificates 

GeoTrust supports all current releases of commercial and freeware web servers supporting SSL v.3. Supported servers include:

Web Browsers (SSL enabled)

  • Microsoft IE 5.01+
  • Netscape Communicator 4.51+
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0+
  • Mozilla Suite 1.0+
  • Google Chrome
  • AOL 5+
  • Opera 7+
  • Apple Safari 1.0+
  • Red Hat Linux Konqueror
  • Sony Playstation
  • Microsoft WebTV

Micro Browsers (SSL enabled)

  • Apple iOS
  • Android 2.3+
  • Netfront 3.0+
  • Opera 7.0+
  • Palm / Handspring Blazer 2.0+
  • Microsoft Windows CE 2003
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer Pocket PC 2003
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer Smartphone 2003
  • Blackberry 4.0+
  • AT&T
  • Sony Playstation Portable
  • Sony Netjuke audio
  • Brew
  • NTT Do Co Mo
  • Vodaphone

Email Clients (S/Mime)

  • Microsoft Outlook 99+
  • Netscape Communicator 4.51+
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0+
  • Qualcomm Eudora 6.2+
  • Lotus Notes
  • Mulberry Email 3.1.6+

Application Clients and Servers

  • Sun J2SE 1.4.2_02
  • Sun J2EE 1.4.2_02
  • IBM Web Sphere Micro Environment (WME)
  • IBM Web Sphere Custom Environment (WCE)

Server Compatibility Of GeoTrust SSL Certificates

GeoTrust supports all current releases of commercial and freeware web servers and mail servers supporting SSL. Supported servers include:

Web Servers

  • Apache + MOD SSL
  • Apache + Raven
  • Apache + Raven 1.5x
  • Apache + SSLeay
  • BEA WebLogic
  • C2Net Stronghold
  • Cobalt RaQ3/RaQ4 "Main Site"
  • Cobalt RaQ3 "Virtual Site"
  • Cobalt RaQ4 "Virtual Site"
  • cPanel / WHM
  • Ensim
  • HSphere
  • IBM HTTP
  • iPlanet Enterprise Server 4.1
  • Lotus Domino Go 4.6.2.6 and higher
  • Lotus Domino 4.6 and higher
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 5.0 & 6.0
  • Netscape Enterprise/Fast Track
  • Novell ConsoleOne
  • O'Reilly / Deerfield WebSite Professional 2.X / 3.X
  • Plesk
  • Stronghold 3
  • Tomcat
  • WebSTAR 4
  • WebSTAR V
  • Zeus Web Server v3

Mail Servers

  • CPopper
  • CPPop (cPanel mail server) and other stunnel based mail servers
  • Courier IMAP
  • Exchange 5 / 2000 / 2003 (Outlook Web Access)
  • IPswitch IMAIL
  • Postfix
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