SSL certificate selection by type

The main goal of an SSL certificate is to secure data transfer between servers and browser. Despite the huge amount of SSL certificates on the market which ensure secure data transfer, it is important to select the right one, not just by its price, but also by its functionality and subsequent use.

SSL certificates can be divided into a few groups by validation type, recommended usage, security type and price category. If you have trouble selecting the proper SSL certificate type, our experienced employees will be only too glad to help you.

Basic certificates

These types of SSL certificates secure information flowing between servers and a browser. They can be used wherever data transfer need to be secured. Basic certificates are always issued for one specific domain, and it is important to choose a correct name, corresponding to the website you want to secure with the SSL certificate.

SSL certificate Prices from
SSLmarket
Price CA Validation Support
SAN/UC
Issuance time
(from)
Validity
(years)
Order
RapidSSL $13.33 $59 DV NO 2 minutes 1-3 BuyDetail
Thawte SSL 123 $41.7 $149 DV NO 10 minutes 1-3 BuyDetail
Thawte Web Server $72.7 $199 OV 1-250 2 days 1-3 BuyDetail
Symantec Secure Site $266.70 $399 OV 1-250 2 days 1-3 BuyDetail
GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium $57.70 $149 DV 4 10 minutes 1-3 BuyDetail
GeoTrust True BusinessID $74 $199 OV 4-250 2 days 1-3 BuyDetail

Prices listed excl. VAT.

Extended Validation (EV) certificates

EV certificates offer the highest level of user website security. The end user is notified about the presence of the EV SSL certificate by the lock icon in the browser and, also, by the distinctive green colour of the address bar with the information about the organization for which the SSL certificate has been issued. By using an EV SSL certificate every organization declares its focus on Internet security and its will to rank among the top businesses that use these certificates. EV certificates are used in the banking and financial sectors and can be applied to many web projects where security and quality matter.

SSL certificate Prices from
SSLmarket
Price CA Validation Support
SAN/UC
Issuance time
(from)
Validity
(years)
Order
GeoTrust True BusinessID EV $174.50 $299 EV 4-250 7 days 1-2 BuyDetail
Thawte Web Server EV $225 $299 EV 1-250 7 days 1-2 BuyDetail
Symantec Secure Site EV $650 $995 EV 1-250 5 days 1-2 BuyDetail
Symantec Secure Site Pro EV $1050 $1499 EV 1-250 5 days 1-2 BuyDetail

Prices listed excl. VAT.

SAN/UC certificates

SAN/UC technology (Subject Alternative Name/Unified Communications) enables more domains (subjects) to be secured with one SSL certificate. In this way the purchase price to achieve SSL security for more web projects can be significantly reduced, and these certificates are becoming very popular for this reason. It is also necessary to use them for some solutions, like Microsoft Exchange Server.

SSL certificate Prices from
SSLmarket
Price CA Validation Support
SAN/UC
Issuance time
(from)
Validity
(years)
Order
Thawte Web Server $72.7 $199 OV 1-250 2 days 1-3 BuyDetail
Thawte Web Server EV $225 $299 EV 1-250 7 days 1-2 BuyDetail
Symantec Secure Site $266.70 $399 OV 1-250 2 days 1-3 BuyDetail
Symantec Secure Site Pro $663.30 $995 OV 1-250 2 days 1-3 BuyDetail
Symantec Secure Site EV $650 $995 EV 1-250 5 days 1-2 BuyDetail
Symantec Secure Site Pro EV $1050 $1499 EV 1-250 5 days 1-2 BuyDetail
GeoTrust True BusinessID $74 $199 OV 4-250 2 days 1-3 BuyDetail
GeoTrust True BusinessID EV $174.50 $299 EV 4-250 7 days 1-2 BuyDetail

Prices listed excl. VAT.

Wildcard certificates

SSL Wildcard certificates are also called star certificates. It is a general type of SSL certificate which can secure all subdomains under one primary domain. A wildcard certificate contains a star in front of the primary domain name (e.g.*.sslmarket.co.uk). Wildcard SSL certificates cut the costs of buying additional SSL certificates and, last but not least, save time installing and managing them.

SSL certificate Prices from
SSLmarket
Price CA Validation Support
SAN/UC
Issuance time
(from)
Validity
(years)
Order
Thawte Web Server Wildcard $305 $599 OV NO 2 days 1-3 BuyDetail
GeoTrust True BusinessID Wildcard $290.70 $499 OV NO 2 days 1-3 BuyDetail
GeoTrust RapidSSL Wildcard $112 $249 DV NO 2 minutes 1-3 BuyDetail

Prices listed excl. VAT.

Code Signing certificates

Code Signing certificates are very special certificates that enable developers and software companies to sign an application to be distributed online. Thanks to the signature, any code change during distribution to the customer is recognized and the application is marked as untrustworthy. When the application is signed with a CodeSigning certificate, users can be sure the software definitely comes from the company that created it.

SSL certificate Prices from
SSLmarket
Price CA Validation Support
SAN/UC
Issuance time
(from)
Validity
(years)
Order
Thawte Code Signing $135.50 $299 OV NO 2 days 1-2 BuyDetail
Symantec Code Signing $332.30 $499 OV NO 2 days 1-3 BuyDetail

Prices listed excl. VAT.