SSL Certificate Provider Comparison

This page is here to help you see what we like to call "the DigiCert difference" in action. For more general information on choosing a Certificate Authority and how to be a savvy SSL Certificate shopper, see this article on picking the right SSL Certificate.

How does DigiCert's SSL Plus Certificate compare to other single SSL Certificates?

DigiCert

SSL Plus

Symantec

Secure Site

GeoTrust

True BusinessID®

Thawte

SSL Web Server
Purchasing Information DigiCert Symantec GeoTrust Thawte
1-Year Price * $175 USD $399 USD $199 USD $199 USD
2-Year Price $315 USD $695 USD $348 USD $345 USD
3-Year Price $419 USD $995 USD $498 USD $495 USD
Warranty $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $250,000 $250,000
30-day money-back guarantee        
Unlimited server license        
Free unlimited reissues for the lifetime of the certificate   30 days only    
Validates proof of domain ownership and organization identity        
Customer Support DigiCert Symantec GeoTrust Thawte
Rating according to third-party review website SSLShopper.com ** Star rating Star rating Star rating Star rating
Issuance time according to third-party review website SSLShopper.com ** <1 hour 4-5 days 1-2 days 2-4 business days
Certificate Utility with one-click installation        
Free Discovery Tool        
CSR generator        
Live web chat, email, online help        
Dedicated number for phone support. No phone menu, no queues.        
Automated SSL Certificate installation checking & notification        
Compatibility DigiCert Symantec GeoTrust Thawte
Supports 128- and 256-bit encryption        
Compatible with all major browsers and mobile devices        
Compatible with Windows Mobile 5        
Certificates for www.yoursite.name also work with yoursite.name        

DigiCert

$175 USD
SSL Plus

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Symantec

$399 USD
Secure Site

GeoTrust

$199 USD
True BusinessID®

Thawte

$199 USD
SSL Web Server

* Prices from official web sites on June 13, 2014

** As of June 13, 2014