Wildcard SSL Certificate Comparison

Wildcard SSL Prices & Features Comparison Chart

CERTIFICATE AUTHORITY geotrust thawte geotrust
Features GeoTrust Wildcard Thawte SSL Wildcard RapidSSL Wildcard
PRICE FOR 1 YEAR $439.00 $399.00 $149.00
PRICE FOR 2 YEARS $384.00/Yr $349.00/Yr $130.00/Yr
MULTIPLE YEAR OPTIONS Yes Yes Yes
DOMAINS SECURED Unlimited sub domains on a Same Domain Name Unlimited Sub Domains Unlimited sub domains on a Same Domain Name
ISSUANCE SPEED 1-2 Days 2 to 3 Working Days Immediate
VALIDATION REQUIRED Business and Domain Validation Domain and identity authentication and verification Domain Validation
NOTIFICATION LEVEL IN BROWSERS Domain Name and Business Name Shown On Certificate Domain name and business name shown on certificate Domain Name Shown On Certificate Only
ENCRYPTION STRENGTH Up to 256 Bit Up to 256-bit Up to 256 Bit
BROWSER
COMPATIBILITY
99% 99% 99%
INCLUDES SITE SEAL Yes Yes Yes
NUMBER OF FREE REISSUES ALLOWED FREE self-service reissues during validity period Yes – unlimited for the lifespan of the certificate 7 days
SERVER LICENSE Unlimited Server Single Server - Additional server licenses may be purchased Unlimited Server
SUPPORT OPTIONS Yes Yes Yes
WARRANTY $125,000 $125,000 $5,000
GREEN ADDRESS BAR NO No No
REFUND POLICY 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days