Validation Type: DV
Issuance: Less than 1 day
Getting this certificate issued and installed on your site is a simple process and can usually be completed in less than one business day. That's because the Thawte SSL123 certificate is a Domain Validated certificate, offering a basic level of assurance to your customers and security to your website. However, the Thawte brand is one of the most respected and recognized trust seals on the web, making this certificate one of our more premium DV options.
The Thawte SSL123 is a suitable 128/256-bit single-root SSL certificate, which makes it an ideal solution for a smaller ecommerce site. This certificate is also a perfect way to safely secure something simple like a customer login form.
Unfortunately, a standard Thawte SSL123 Certificate does NOT support multiple domains or subdomains. But, if you are looking to secure multiple domains with just one certificate of this trusted brand, you can always go with the Thawte SSL Web Server certificate. Or, if you need to secure one main domain and a number of subdomains, and want to stay within the Thawte brand, we recommend the Thawte Wildcard certificate.
Since this is a basic DV certificate, the Thawte SSL123 doesn’t boast the strongest mobile compatibility, although some newer mobile devices & browsers do recognize it by default. If your customers are likely to access your site via a mobile device; such as a smart phone or tablet, it may be best to go with a security solution that is more mobile-friendly. We would at least recommend something like the Thawte SGC SuperCerts as one alternative.
With this DV certificate, your website will display a static site seal that shows off that your site is protected by this recognized SSL brand. It says "Secured by Thawte" right on it for all of your users to see. Static site seals are quick & easy to install and can help increase the amount of trust a customer has in your website. However, these seals are not "clickable" and therefore don't show additional verification information related to your site. It also does not display any dynamic or real-time data related to your site's security.
This product comes with a $500,000 warranty. This means that if the site was improperly validated, actually not secured and/or issued to a fraudulent site by Thawte, the Certification Authority (CA) would compensate the end user of the site or victim up to $500,000 for any losses or damages. These types of warranties are geared towards protecting your customers, along with establishing the credibility of the site owner, which gives users the confidence they need to make transactions on your site.
The Thawte brand is an exceptional combination of both trust and security. These certificates are some of the most premium SSL offerings on the market, but are available at prices that can fit most any budget. When customers see the Thawte trust seal on a website, they gain the confidence they need to make purchases, and businesses can rest assured that their customers' information will be secure. Thawte has been in the SSL business since 1995 and has issued more than 900,000 certificates since then in over 240 countries worldwide. For an SSL brand with a long and storied history of boosting the security and trust of a website, Thawte is an excellent choice. These certificates are perfect for SMB's who are looking for a little bang for their buck with regards to SSL, including ROI potential.