Founded by Mark Shuttleworth in South Africa, Thawte was the first certificate authority to issue SSL certificates to public entities outside of the United States, quickly accounting for 40% of the global SSL market. In 2000, Thawte was acquired by Symantec and has become a key member of the Symantec family of trust brands. To date, Thawte has issued more than 945,000 SSL and code signing certificates since 1995, protecting identities and transactions in over 240 countries.
As a leading global certificate authority, Thawte provides online security trusted by millions around the world. Expert support, robust authentication practices, and easy online management make Thawte the best value for SSL certificates and code signing certificates.
* Please note: Because of the way SSL certificates work a dedicated IP address is required for your website. Please ensure you order a dedicated IP address when you place your order for a SSL certificate.
|Validation Type||Domain Validation|
|Issuance Time||1 business day or less|
|Domains Secured||www.domain.com OR domain.com|
|Server Licenses||Single (extra cost for additional servers)|
|SSL Encryption||128-bit to 256-bit in most browsers|
|Green Browser Bar||No|
|Mobile & smartphone support||99%|
|Client OS compatibility||99%|
|Includes Malware Scan||No|
|Includes Trust Seal||Yes|
|Warranty||$500K USD by Thawte|
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