Comparison of SSL certificates for web servers

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The following table compares various features of SSL digital certificates on the market, used for securing communication with web servers.

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Comparison

Certificate authority Product name Number of domains included Number of subdomains included Cost for one year (USD) Strongest encryption level Strongest encryption algorithm Verification level[1] Trusted by IE 7 Trusted by Firefox 3 Indemnity provided (USD) Maximum liability (USD)
Go Daddy (Starfield Technologies) Standard SSL 1 0 $29.99 256-bit AES[2] 1 Yes Yes $2000
Go Daddy (Starfield Technologies) Standard SSL Multiple Domain (UCC) 5 $89.99 256-bit AES[2] 1 Yes Yes $2000
Go Daddy (Starfield Technologies) Standard SSL Unlimited Subdomains (Wildcard) 1 unlimited $199.99 256-bit AES[2] 1 Yes Yes $2000
Go Daddy (Starfield Technologies) Deluxe SSL 1 0 $89.99 256-bit AES[2] 2 Yes Yes $2000
Go Daddy (Starfield Technologies) Deluxe SSL Multiple Domain (UCC) 5 $199.99 256-bit AES[2] 2 Yes Yes $2000
Go Daddy (Starfield Technologies) Deluxe SSL Unlimited Subdomains (Wildcard) 1 unlimited $299.99 256-bit AES[2] 2 Yes Yes $2000
Go Daddy (Starfield Technologies) Premium SSL 1 0 $499.99 256-bit AES[2] 3 Yes Yes $2000
Comodo Essential SSL 1 0 $79.95 1 Yes Yes
Comodo Instant SSL 1 0 $99.95 256-bit 2 Yes Yes $10,000
Comodo Instant SSL Pro 1 0 $139.95 256-bit 2 Yes Yes $100,000
Comodo Instant SSL Premium[3] 1 0 $179.95 256-bit 2 Yes Yes $250,000
Comodo Unified Communications Certificate (UCC)[4] 3 up to 100 $285.00 256-bit 2 Yes Yes
Comodo Premium SSL Wildcard[5] 1 unlimited $449.95 256-bit 2 Yes Yes $250,000
Comodo Extended Validation[6] 1 0 $449.95[7] 256-bit 3 Yes Yes $250,000
VeriSign Secure Site[8] 1 0 $399 256-bit 2 Yes Yes $100,000
VeriSign Secure Site Pro[8] 1 0 $995 256-bit 2 Yes Yes $250,000
VeriSign Secure Site with EV[8] 1 0 $995 256-bit 3 Yes Yes $100,000
VeriSign Secure Site Pro with EV[8] 1 0 $1,499 256-bit 3 Yes Yes $250,000
ipsCA A1 SSL[9] 1 0 $38 2 Yes No
ipsCA A1 SSL WildCard[9] 1 unlimited $276 2 Yes No
StartCom StartSSL Free 1 0 $0 256-bit[10] 1 Yes Yes $10,000[10]
StartCom StartSSL Verified unlimited unlimited $39.90 256-bit[10] 2 Yes Yes $10,000[10]
StartCom StartSSL Extended Validation unlimited unlimited[11] $149.90[12] 256-bit[10] 3 Yes Yes
DigiCert
EnTrust
GlobalSign
Thawte
Verizon Business

See also

References

  1. 1: Domain only. 2: Domain and business details. 3: Domain, business details and identity of representative.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 http://help.godaddy.com/article/848?
  3. http://www.instantssl.com/ssl-certificate-products/ssl/ssl-certificate-premiumssl.html
  4. http://www.instantssl.com/ssl-certificate-products/ssl-certificate-ucc.html
  5. http://www.instantssl.com/ssl-certificate-products/ssl/wildcard-ssl-premiumssl_wildcard.html
  6. http://www.instantssl.com/ssl-certificate-products/ssl/ssl-certificate-ev.html
  7. http://www.instantssl.com/ssl-certificate-products/addsupport/ev-ssl.html
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 http://www.verisign.com/ssl/buy-ssl-certificates/secure-site-services/index.html
  9. 9.0 9.1 http://certs.ipsca.com/PRODUCTS/SSLServer.asp
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 http://www.startssl.com/?app=39
  11. Extended Validation guidelines prohibit the issuance of wildcard certificates. Wildcard supported on non-EV certificates. Multiple domain names (Subject Alternative Names) supported on both EV and non-EV certificates. http://www.startssl.com/?app=25#87
  12. First server certificate included, successive certificates $24.90. Unlimited number of Non-EV certificates included.

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