What Makes One SSL Certificate The Best For Your Website?

There are a lot of different options out there in the certificates offered by various Certification Authorities or CAs. We know that comparing different SSL certificates and different CAs can be confusing as sometimes it is lot like comparing apples to oranges.

Some CAs or Trust Providers offer what look like a lot of features with their products while others offer only a few. We believe it is not the number of features that are offered that makes one SSL certificate the best for a website, but rather the practicality of the feature and the usefulness to the customer.

Comodo offers three different types of SSL certificates, with each designed for a particular type of website and security requirements. To help you to select which option is the best, a breakdown of the benefits of each in simple, practical terms is helpful. You may find you instantly know what makes one SSL certificate the best for your website, or you may want to learn a bit more in our resource section to make the decision. We will also provide a meaning of SSL in very basic term to those new to online security.

The Comodo SSL

For a small to medium sized website with a concern for security for transactions, a Comodo SSL certificate offers a very cost effective option. This is perfect option when it is essential to have full browser recognition, in fact, we guarantee it.

We also offer a very fast validation, just generate a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) on your server, cut and paste the code into the application and submit. Within just minutes you will have the files needed to install your security certificate and protect your website.

This SSL certificate is signed with the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) recommended 2048 bit signatures and also has up to 256-bit encryption for all customer data. Customers will know your site is secure with our Comodo protection with the padlock in the address bar as well as the Trustlogo site seal that will appear on every page.


For the highest possible level of protection, we recommend the EV SSL. This is an extended validation certificate that is recognized across the web by the green text or the green background in the address bar of the website.

The difference in formatting is a factor of the browser itself. Whether it is green to the front of the URL or green all across, your customers will know you are providing the highest level of protection for their transactions. Additionally, our Comodo company name will alternate with your company name within the green text on the address bar.

Of course, you will also have the TrustLogo site seal and as with the Comodo SSL mousing over either the padlock or the site seal will provide customers with additional information on the validation of your site.

Typically, sites using the EV SSL will include high traffic ecommerce sites, government sites or those sites transmitting data, documents, email or login information on a regular basis. Having this security prevents phishing and spoofing of your website, providing an additional level of trustworthiness to the website's online reputation.

Wildcard SSL

With all the benefits of our Comodo SSL, the Wildcard SSL was developed with the larger websites in mind. Providing protection to your main domain as well as all subdomains for one price, this is a cost effective way to provide excellent security and protection.

The Wildcard SSL allows for one installation to protect the domain and all subdomains. This makes management of the certificate very easy across all sites, preventing issues with lapsed certificates that can cause real consumer trust issues in a very short period of time.

There isn't one factor that makes any SSL certificate the best. With all of our paid products our clients will have:

  • Quality phone, email and chat support during application, installation and the life of the SSL certificate
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Free TrustLogo site seal
  • 2048 bit signatures and 256-bit encryption
  • The benefit of the trust of 99.9% of browsers and devices in use today.

Different options also include free PCI and web vulnerability scanning for a year as well as relying party warranty options of up to $1,750,000. This all comes as standard with our different packages and there are never any additional or hidden fees, making it easy to budget and plan for your website security.

To purchase the Comodo SSL certificate that is the best match for your requirements, visit us online at https://ssl.comodo.com. You can also give us a call at +1 888 266 6361 to discuss any specifics before you make your choice.

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