Thawte, founded by South African Mark Shuttleworth in 1995 and later purchased by Verisign (now Symantec), is inevitably a very popular name for SSL security in South Africa. As the first Certificate Authority to sell their SSL certificates internationally, to this day Thawte is focused exclusively on providing reliable and trusted SSL certificates. Businesses that secure their servers with a Thawte SSL certificate, are provided with the Thawte Trusted Site Seal®. Once uploaded to your website, this mark of trust offers visitors real-time confirmation of the validity of your website's certificate.
One of the most popular SSL certificates in use today, the SSL123 is Thawte's entry-level certificate, ideally suited to smaller e-commerce websites. It is the perfect solution for those looking looking to combine security, trust and speed at an affordable price. Through it's high level of encryption, this certificate ensures that all data is kept private between your web server and your customer.
Web Server SSL certificates are Thawte's premium range of digital certificates, geared towards medium-to-large businesses. These Organization Validated certificates offer your customers greater assurance, by providing them with the knowledge that they are dealing with a legitimate business entity that has been validated by one of the most trusted names in internet security. Your registered business name will be displayed in the certificate's details for your customers to see.
For the ultimate in security & trust, choose the Web Server EV certificate. By triggering the popular 'green address bar' - exclusive to EV certificates - in your customers' web browsers, your customers are offered extra and instant reassurance that their data is well protected by the strongest possible encryption. As a result, Extended Validation SSLs are proven to increase your e-business' conversions. EV certificates are ideally suited to large e-commerce websites and businesses that place high priority on their customers security.