EV SSL Certificate Comparison

EV Certificate Cost & Features Comparison Chart

CERTIFICATE AUTHORITY symantec symantec thawte geotrust
FEATURES Secure Site with EV Secure Site Pro with EV Web Server EV True BusinessID with EV
PRICE FOR 1 YEAR $799.00 $1,199.00 $179.00 $179.00
PRICE FOR 2 YEARS $699.00/Yr $1,049.00/Yr $156.50/Yr $149.00/Yr
MULTIPLE YEAR OPTIONS Yes Yes Yes Yes
DOMAINS SECURED Single Domain Name (FQDN) Single Domain Name (FQDN); up to 5 with added SAN Single Domain Name (FQDN) Single Domain Name (FQDN)
ISSUANCE SPEED 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 5 to 10 working days 10 Working Days
VALIDATION REQUIRED Extensive Business and Domain Validation Organization and Domain Validation Domain and identity authentication and verification Extensive Business and Domain Validation
NOTIFICATION LEVEL IN BROWSERS Organization Name Highlighted in Green in Address Bar Organization Name Highlighted Green in Address Bar Green address bar, domain name, and business name shown on certificate IE7 Green Address Bar + Domain Name and Business Name Shown On Certificate
ENCRYPTION STRENGTH Up to 256-bit Up to 256-bit, Automatic step-up to 128 minimum (SGC) Up to 256-bit Up to 256 Bit
BROWSER COMPATIBILITY 99.9% 99.9% 99.9% 99%
INCLUDES SITE SEAL Norton™ Secured Seal Norton™ Secured Seal Thawte site seal GeoTrust site seal
DAILY MALWARE SCANNING Yes Yes No No
FREE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT Yes Yes No No
REISSUE Free Free unlimited for the lifespan of the certificate Free
SERVER LICENSE Single Server - Additional server licenses may be purchased Single Server - Additional server licenses may be purchased Single Server - additional server licenses may be purchased Unlimited - Install on any number of servers
SUPPORT OPTIONS Yes Yes Yes Yes
WARRANTY $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $750,000 $500,000
GREEN ADDRESS BAR Yes Yes Yes Yes
REFUND POLICY 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days