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Thawte SGC SuperCerts
Strong SSL Encryption for the most site users.

Thawte SGC SuperCerts

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Thawte SGC SuperCerts
Thawte SGC SuperCert 1 Year
List Price: $699.00
Our Price: $529.00
Thawte SGC SuperCert 2 Years
List Price: $1,199.00
Our Price: $899.00
Thawte SGC SuperCert 3 Years
List Price: $1,899.00
Our Price: $1,429.00
Thawte SGC SuperCert 4 Years
List Price: $2,499.00
Our Price: $1,879.00

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Overview:

Thawte® SGC SuperCerts help keep online transactions secure by enabling every web site visitor to experience the strongest SSL encryption available to them. Most SSL certificates are capable of strong encryption (128-bit or higher), however, certain older browsers and operating systems cannot step-up to 128-bit encryption unless an SSL certificate with SGC technology is used. SGC SuperCerts include SGC, full organization authentication, the Thawte® Trusted Site Seal, free reissues, and a 30-day money back guarantee.

Is thawte's SGC SuperCert certificate right for my business?

With the widespread global adoption of broadband internet, many e-commerce businesses are considering expanding their services into new territories. However, before you rush into opening your cyber doors to these new revenue opportunities, consider the many new challenges these new customers could pose to your business.

Many of these new customers could pose a security risk to your business. Many millions of PC users still rely on older software like Windows 2000 systems that have not been updated with the latest service packs. These users may only be able to connect to your secure e-commerce website using weak 40 and 56-bit encryption, exposing not only themselves but also your business to unnecessary security risks. To protect internet financial transactions, experts recommend that a minimum of 128-bit encryption be used.

SGC-enabled SSL certificates, like our SGC SuperCerts, are the only SSL certificates that have the unique ability to step up encryption strength from the weak encryption to the much stronger 128-bit encryption. In an independent study conducted by the Yankee Group in September 2005 it was shown that SGCenabled certificates enable more Windows 2000 users to connect with 128-bit encryption. The difference means tens of millions more users worldwide would get 128-bit encryption, if all e-commerce businesses used SGC.

256-bit encryption can be achieved if the user's browser capability and the cipher suite installed on the web server are both 256-bit compatible.

Thawte SGC SuperCerts provide:

  • A higher strength of encryption for certain older versions of export browsers.
  • Confidence in the integrity and security of your online business and network infrastructure. Customers are becoming increasingly aware of the advantages of SSL security and will often not purchase online from non-secure stores. All major web merchants use SSL security backed by strong warranties to encourage customers to buy online.
  • Interoperability and support for standard applications and browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Communicator.
  • Non-forgeable proof of your web site identity.
  • Ease of use. A SGC SuperCert is a stand-alone solution that requires no installation of extra software on the server or the browser.
  • Peace-of-mind for those conducting international online business, knowing that your business is forward thinking and proactive in its attitude concerning the security of its customers.
Note: An SGC SuperCert is a chained SSL certificate and your web server must support certificate chaining.

Features:

  • Protect confidential information exchanged during shopping, banking, secure sign in, and account self-service interactions with 128-bit or higher SSL encryption for the most users and a 500k USD warranty.
  • Increase confidence by displaying the Thawte Trusted Site Seal, which is available in 18 languages.
  • Secure your competitive advantage with SSL from Thawte, a globally recognized certificate authority with root certificates included in over 99% of browsers.
  • Buy, renew, and manage certificates with a single, secure sign-in to Thawte® Certificate Center.
  • Save time and money by purchasing multi-year SSL certificates and additional licenses when securing multiple servers for a single domain (co-location, clustering, load balancing servers, etc.).
  • Add up to four additional domain names to one certificate when you purchase a SAN Certificate with a Thawte SSL Certificate.

How it Works:

To understand how an SGC-enabled SSL session differs from other SSL sessions, we first need to explain how a normal SSL session works. A simplified SSL session looks like this:

  1. the client/browser sends the server a list of supported ciphers
  2. the server chooses a cipher and sends that cipher along with its certificate back to the client/browser
  3. the client/browser verifies the server's certificate and extracts the server's public key
  4. the client/browser encrypts a secret using the server's public key and sends it to the server
  5. the server decrypts the secret using its private key.

At this point the client/browser and server both share the secret and can be confident that no one else knows it. The client/browser and server can now use this secret and the chosen cipher to have a secure conversation. This is a very simplified explanation of a SSL handshake.

With SGC basically what happens is when the client/browser receives the server's certificate (step 3), the client discovers that the server has a SGC-enabled SSL certificate the client/browser will perform a new handshake (once the current handshake is finished) using a complete list of all the ciphers being supported including the strong 128-bit encryption, thus upgrading the current session to strong cryptography.

How it Works

Choosing a Certificate:

The right SSL certificate depends on the level of assurance your customers need and the minimum security level your organization requires.

Security and Encryption

Encryption is the "secret code" used to keep online communications private when a web browser and web server talk to each other.

Security and EncryptionYou are considering: SGC SuperCerts with server-gated cryptography (SGC). SGC enables older browsers and operating systems to step up to 128-bit or 256-bit encryption in the most web browsers.

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Assurance and Authentication

Authentication means that a trusted third party (such as Thawte) has verified the identification information contained in your SSL certificate, assuring customers that your site is actually your site.

Security and EncryptionYou are considering: SGC SuperCerts with full organization validation. Your domain name and validated organization name are included in certificate details and verification pages to assure users.

Most Assurance.For themost assurance, SSL Web Server Certificates with EV turn the address bar green in high-security web browsers, showing that your organization has met the industry's highest standard of authentication. Extended Validation (EV) includes your domain name, organization, and location in certificate details and verification pages.

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If you need both Extended Validation and SGC, consider a VeriSign Secure Site Pro with EV SSL Certificate.

Product Comparision:

When online customers feel secure, they are more likely to complete a purchase or personalize their profile and return to your web site. What inspires confidence online? An SSL certificate from a globally recognized certificate authority such as Thawte. Expert multilingual support, a robust authentication process, and easy online management make Thawte® SSL Certificates the best value for securing your site.

SSL Certificates Comparision:
  SSL123 Certificates SSL Web Server Certificates SSL Web Server Certificates with EV SGC SuperCerts Wildcard SSL Certificates
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Authentication Level Domain validation
Authentication LevelAuthentication LevelAuthentication Level
Full organization validation
Authentication LevelAuthentication LevelAuthentication Level
Extended Validation (EV)
Authentication LevelAuthentication LevelAuthentication Level
Full organization validation
Authentication LevelAuthentication LevelAuthentication Level
Full organization validation
Authentication LevelAuthentication LevelAuthentication Level
SSL encryption 128-bit to 256-bit in most browsers 128-bit to 256-bit in most browsers 128-bit to 256-bit in most browsers 128-bit to 256-bit in 99.9% of browsers 128-bit to 256-bit in most browsers
Estimated issuance time 1 Business Day, or Less 1-2 Business Days 1-10 Business Days 1-2 Business Days 1-2 Business Days
Thawte® Site Seal Secured by Thawte Secured by Thawte Secured by Thawte Secured by Thawte Secured by Thawte
Recommended use Secure intranets and internal servers Secure log-ins for public and employee sites Visually establish trust and security for all users Enable strong encryption for the most site users Secure multiple subdomains
Domains secured Single Single Single Single Unlimited subdomains
Certificate Center Account

 
Free reissue

Renewal reminders

Over 99% browser compatibility

EV Upgrader™    

   
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OCSP and CRL Support

Internationalized Domain Names

Money back guarantee

Pricing Notes:

Thawte Products
Thawte SGC SuperCerts
Thawte SGC SuperCert 1 Year
List Price: $699.00
Our Price: $529.00
Thawte SGC SuperCert 2 Years
List Price: $1,199.00
Our Price: $899.00
Thawte SGC SuperCert 3 Years
List Price: $1,899.00
Our Price: $1,429.00
Thawte SGC SuperCert 4 Years
List Price: $2,499.00
Our Price: $1,879.00