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Geo Trust SSL Certificates


Geo Trust TrueBiz ID with EV

Only Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates trigger the green bar in high-security web browsers. 
  • Full organization authentication 
  • Up to 256-bit SSL Encryption
  • GeoTrust® Secured Seal with date/time stamp
  • $500K USD warranty
  • Secure additional domain names with one certificate when you add UC/SAN
  • SSL certificate management console
$ 299 .00/year
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Geo Trust Rapid SSL

Issued in a couple of hours, easy set up and install! Ideal for just getting started.
  • Domain authentication
  • Up to 256-bit SSL Encryption
  • GeoTrust Secured Seal
  • Issued in 1-2 hours
  • $10K USD warranty
$ 29 .95/year
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GeoTrust True BusinessID

Assure your customers with trusted protection that your site is secure and trustworthy. 
  • Full organization authentication
  • Up to 256-bit SSL Encryption
  • GeoTrust Secured Seal with date/time stamp
  • $250K USD warranty
  • Secure additional domain names with one certificate when you add UC/SAN
  • SSL certificate management console
$ 199 .00/year
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Geo Trust Quick SSL

A low-priced SSL Certificate issued in minutes with an extended warranty and a dynamic Secured Seal. 
  • Domain authentication
  • Up to 256-bit SSL Encryption
  • GeoTrust Secured Seal with date/time stamp
  • Issued in minutes
  • $100K USD warranty
$ 99 .00/year
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GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium

A low-priced SSL Certificate issued in minutes with an extended warranty and a dynamic Secured Seal. 
  • Domain authentication
  • Up to 256-bit SSL Encryption
  • GeoTrust Secured Seal with date/time stamp
  • Issued in minutes
  • $100K USD warranty
$ 175 .00/year
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Geo Trust TrueBizID Wildcard

Affordable and flexible SSL security for unlimited hostnames across a single domain.  Secure unlimited hostnames on one domain. 
  • Secure unlimited sub-domains on one server
  • Full organization authentication
  • Up to 256-bit SSL Encryption
  • GeoTrust Secured Seal with date/time stamp
  • $125K USD warranty
  • SSL certificate management console
$ 699 .00/year
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SSL and Digital Certificates

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is a protocol developed by Netscape in 1996 which quickly became the method of choice for securing data transmissions across the Internet. SSL is an integral part of most Web browsers and Web servers and makes use of the public-and-private key encryption system developed by Rivest, Shamir, and Adleman.

In order to make an SSL connection, the SSL protocol requires that a server should have a digital certificate installed. A digital certificate is an electronic file that uniquely identifies individuals and servers. Digital certificates serve as a kind of digital passport -- or credential -- which authenticate the server prior to the SSL session being established.

Typically, digital certificates are signed by an independent and trusted third party to ensure validity. The "signer" of a certificate is known as a Certification Authority (CA), such as VeriSign, thawte, and GeoTrust.

SSL-Solution to Online Security Problems

There are two main online security problems that SSL certificates help solve:
  • Authentication
    proving a company's (or server's) identity online, and in doing so create a sense of trust and confidence in using a website.
  • Encryption
    offering protection for the data submitted to a website (or between servers) so that in the event of interception, it will be unintelligible without the unique key used for decryption.
Solving these security problems allows online business to protect against the following scenarios:
  • Spoofing
    The low cost of website design, and ease with which existing pages can be copied, makes it all too easy to create illegitimate sites that appear to be published by established organizations. In fact, con artists have illegally obtained credit card numbers by setting up professional-looking storefronts that mimic legitimate businesses.
  • Unauthorized Disclosure
    When information is transmitted "in the clear" -- making it possible for hackers to intercept the transmissions and obtain sensitive information from customers.
  • Data Alteration
    The content of a transaction can be intercepted and altered en route, either maliciously or accidentally. User names, credit card, and social security numbers, as well as currency amounts -- indeed any information sent "in the clear" is all vulnerable to alteration.

Practical applications of SSL certificates

Foremost, looking at categories of data, the most common deployment is for securing transmission of financial information in ecommerce. However, with incidence of identity theft on the rise, protecting the transmission of a broad range of personally-identifiable information is becoming ever more paramount. This category of data would include identity and social security numbers, e-mail addresses, and demographic information, as well as account registration and log in information.

In terms of applications and protocols, SSL Certificates can be used to secure the following:
  • Web Servers
  • Mail Servers
  • Databases
  • FTP Sites
  • Internet Chat
  • NNTP
    RapidSSL®   QuickSSL®   QuickSSL® Premium   True BusinessID   True BusinessID with EV (recommended)   True BusinessID Wildcard
Validation Type i   Domain Validation i   Domain Validation i   Domain Validation i   Organization Validation i   Extended Validation i   Organization Validation i
Trust Level   Standard   Standard   Standard   Deluxe   Premium   Deluxe
Brand Recognition   Moderate   Medium   Medium   Medium   Medium   Medium
Green Bar i   -   -   -   -   Yes   -
Warranty   $10,000   $10,000   $100,000   $250,000   $500,000   $125,000
Subdomains Secured   Single   Single   Single   Single   Single   Unlimited
Issuance   1-2 hours   10 minutes   10 minutes   1-2 days   1-10 days   1-2 days
Validity Options   1-4 years   1-4 years   1-4 years   1-4 years   1-2 years   1-4 years
Site Seal   Static   Static   Dynamic i   Dynamic i   Dynamic i   Dynamic i
Server Gated Cryptography   -   -   -   -   Yes   -
SSL Encryption   up to 256-bit   up to 256-bit   up to 256-bit   up to 256-bit   up to 256-bit   up to 256-bit
99% Browser Compatibility   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
Browser Security Lock   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
Mobile Device Compatibility   -   -   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
IDN Support   -   -   -   -   -   -
EV Upgrader   -   -   -   -   Yes i   -
Installation   Quick & Easy   Quick & Easy   Quick & Easy   Quick & Easy   Quick & Easy   Quick & Easy
Free Customer Support   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
Auto renewal reminders & early renewal benefits i   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
Revocation and Replacement   Free   Free   Free Free Free   Free
Free Refund   7 days   7 days   7 days   7 days   7 days   7 days
  RapidSSL®   QuickSSL®   QuickSSL® Premium   True BusinessID   True BusinessID with EV (recommended)   True BusinessID Wildcard

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