SSL Certificate Comparison

Certificate Name GeoTrust's RapidSSL Symantec's Secure Site Thawte's SSL Web Server Certificate
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Certificate Authority
GeoTrust

Symantec

Thawte
Certificate Authority Rating
From 129 reviews
From 41 reviews
From 80 reviews
Price For 1 Year
$17
$399
$249
Multiple Year Options Up to 3 Years Up to 3 Years Up to 3 Years
Domains Secured Single Domain Name (FQDN) Single Domain Name (FQDN) Single Domain Name (FQDN)
Issuance Speed Within a few minutes 4-5 days 2-4 Business days
Validation Required Domain Validation Organization and Domain Validation Organization and Domain Validation
Notification Level in Browsers Domain Name Shown On Certificate Only Domain Name and Organization Name Shown On Certificate Domain Name and Organization Name Shown On Certificate
Browser Compatibility 99% 99% 99%
Number of Free Reissues Allowed Unlimited until expired Unlimited for 30 days Unlimited until expired
Server License Unlimited Servers Single Server - Additional server licenses may be purchased Single Server - Additional server licenses may be purchased
Support Options Free Chat, and E-mail, Monday-Friday 8AM-8PM EST, Phone support available for purchase ($10) Free Chat, Phone and E-mail, Monday-Friday 5AM-6PM PST, Multi-lingual Free Chat, Phone and E-mail, 24/5, Multi-lingual
Refund Policy Full refund within 30 days of issuance Full refund within 30 days of issuance Full refund within 30 days of issuance
Warranty $10,000 $1,500,000 $0
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