Thawte Web Server EV

The most trustworthy Thawte SSL certificate, which appears with a distinctive green bar in browsers with the organization name, thanks to Extended Validation (EV). Securing projects with a Thawte EV certificate increases the trustworthiness and prestige of the operator validated according to the strictest standards. A disadvantage is, due to the more complicated validation method, the higher price.

  • The highest EV validation
  • Green bar with the organization name
  • Trustworthy for 99.9% of browsers
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • $1 500 000 Netsure warranty
  • 1-2 year validity
  • Thawte® Site Seal
  • Free certificate reissue
  • IDN support
  • Customer support in English

Recommended certificate usage

The SSL certificate with Extended validation (EV) is used in projects where it is necessary to reach the highest level of trustworthiness, such as in the banking and financial sectors, and in all web projects where the highest level of validation and security is required. Using Thawte Web Server EV certificate the operator declares the highest level of trustworthiness and service quality.

Thawte Web Server EV price list

1 year 2 years Order
Price per year / CA / you save
$259.00 / $344 / 24.7%
$225.00 / $654 / 31.2%
Price per year / CA / you save
$259.00 / $344 / 24.7%
$225.00 / $654 / 31.2%
SAN/UC extension $156 $274

SAN/UC extension - price for 1 subject. Prices listed excl. VAT.

  • Certificate detail
  • More domain support (SAN/UC)
  • Validation and issuance time
  • Validity and renewal

Displaying the certificate in a browser

All these certificates are fully trustworthy and website visitors are not bothered by any message about untrustworthiness. In a web browser, the information about communication secured by an EV SSL certificate is displayed in the address bar by the distinctive green colour, by the lock icon and by the letter "s" next to the http protocol. By clicking the lock you can verify the site operator and the certificate publisher. More information about displaying the certificate in a browser.

displaying the Thawte Web Server EV in a browser adress bar
displaying the Thawte Web Server EV certificate in a browser

More domain security support

The SSL certificate supports SAN/UC technology (Subject Alternative Name/Unified Communications), which enables you to secure more domains (subjects) using one SSL certificate. In this way the purchase price to achieve SSL security for more web projects can be significantly reduced.
Nowadays, you can add up to 24 additional domains (subjects) to the primary domain for the Thawte Web Server EV certificate. In total you can secure up to 25 unrelated domains.
The price for SAN/UC extension is for one subject at a time and the number of domains (subjects) is entered when placing the order. During the certificate validity period SAN domains can be changed or added. The primary domain can't be changed during the validity period.

Examples of securing domains by Thawte Web Server EV certificate

  • (primary domain)
  • (different domain)
  • (subdomain)
  • (subdomain)
  • EXCHANGE01 (internal server name / NetBIOS name)
  • (internal domain name divided by dots)
  • (private IP address)
  • (public IP address)
Notice:For EV certificate you cannot use an internal server name or IP address as SAN.

Certificate validation method

To ensure maximum security, the EV SSL certificate issue method is more exhaustive during the validation phase, and it takes more time to issue it than for a general OV certificate. The information is validated against more sources and certified documents have to be sent. The owner's details of the domain for which the SSL certificate will be issued are checked, the applicant's organization is verified, and the contact person and their employment relationship are verified too.
The organization data is checked in the Commercial Register, contact data in public phone books, and the domain owner is verified against available domain operator databases.
The contact person's employment relationship is verified using the supplied form from the certificate authority, which must be confirmed by an authorized person in the organization (HR manager, head). In turn, this person is validated by phone. Final validation is performed by phone with the authorization person listed in the order.
If the certificate authority can't find certain information publicly, it requests an additional form validation. The time to issue the certificate increases by the time needed to make additional verifications.

Certificate issuance time

If you enter a correct CSR file to your order and make the payment, the validation and issuance process of your SSL certificate is generally finished in one working week.

Certificate validity

The SSL certificate is valid from the date its validation is finished and the certificate is issued. The validity period runs from this date for the period (of years) selected in the SSL certificate order.

Certificate reissue

You can have your certificate reissued (if, for example, you delete your private key) any time and for FREE, if necessary. To successfully reissue of the certificate it is necessary to supply a new CSR file which contains the same data as the original order.

Certificate renewal (RENEW)

The SSL certificate renewal process can be started 90 days before the end of the validity period. There is no need to worry about losing the remaining certificate validity time, This period will be added to the renewed certificate and the unused days will be rounded up to months. The remaining period can only be added when you order the SSL certificate renewal and pay for it at least 17 days before expiration.

Certificate seal display

Information about security on your website can be supported by displaying the seal generated by Thawte certificate authority. It is a dynamic image from which the user can immediately recognize that the site is secured by an SSL certificate. By clicking the seal, it is possible to verify all information about the certificate authority and the SSL certificate validity. You can select one of three graphic variants of the seal. We strongly recommend using the seal on your website!

Thawte Trusted Site Seal