Thawte SSL certificates

Need to secure your site, but not sure where to start? Get an SSL certificate and protect your website’s sensitive information as it travels across global computer networks.

  • Boost search rankings and traffic
  • Increase trust and conversions
  • Protect against phishing attacks
  • Improve website performance

“The Guys at 1-grid helped me immensely to install my SSL for several sites! Very competent people.” – Jim Ord

why you need it get an SSL certificate

about Thawte

Thawte has been building an unrivaled reputation of trust and reliability for over 17 years by being the first Certificate Authority to sell SSL certificates internationally and by remaining exclusively-focused on digital certificates to continue helping businesses gain an edge in consumer confidence.

Domain
SSL

Perfect for basic websites looking for strong yet affordable encryption.

R519/year

Secure 1 Domain
Secure Subdomain
Browser Padlock
$500,000 Warranty
Secure Green Address Bar

Wildcard
Organisation

Secure unlimited subdomains belonging to one domain with a single certificate.

R5019/year

Secure 1 Domain
Secure Subdomain
Browser Padlock
$500,000 Warranty
Secure Green Address Bar

Extended
Validation

Add the Green Address Bar, the most universally trusted symbol, to your e-commerce site.

R2619/year

Secure 1 Domain
Secure Subdomains
Browser Padlock
$10,000 Warranty
Secure Green Address Bar

Avoid “Not Secure” warnings with encrypted connections that protect customer data while you boost trust and conversions.

why choose our SSL certificates?

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Secure Encryption

Keep your data safe. All plans come with high (128 – 256 bit) encryption that ensures transactions and sensitive information are secure.
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Fast Setup

Get secured quickly. SSL certificates are typically approved in 4 days or less, with some plans approved in just 10 minutes!
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Total Browser Compatibility

Everyone is covered. Certificates are compatible with all major browsers, including those on mobile devices.
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Padlock And Site Seal

Show customers they’re protected – a site seal proves your SSL is in place and the padlock in the browser bar tells customers their information is safe.
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Secure All Versions Of Your Site

Our SSL certificates secure both www. and non-www. versions of your site – no need to buy a separate certificate.
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Warranty

Do business confidently. Liability insurance protects you and your customers should your SSL certificate be issued or used incorrectly – for an amount of up to $1,750,000.

get an SSL certificate on your website in just 4 steps

1.

Sign Up

Simply sign up for an SSL certificate which meets your needs – you will need a dedicated IP which you can order when checking out.

2.

Provide Info

Various pieces of information need to be provided to the registering authority (either Comodo or Thawte). We’ll hold your hand through this process.

3.

Info Is Verified

The verification process can take up to 10 days depending on the SSL selected. The most common type of SSL certificate, domain validation, generally takes a maximum of 1 day to be verified.

4.

SSL Certificate by Thawte Is Generated

Once verified, it is a simple case of adding the SSL certificate to your website. We’ll assist with the entire process.

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FEATURES

Proves domain ownership

Secures site seal

Trusted green address bar with your business name

Secure padlock in address bar

Validates your organisation

Compatible with all major browsers and mobile devices

Secures unlimited subdomains

Legtimises your business

Unlimited server licensing

Helps with page ranking

domain validation (DV)

R519

per year

wildcard certificate (DV)

R5019 

per year

extended validation (EV)

R2619

per year

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browse our frequently asked questions

What is an SSL certificate & how does it work?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It’s the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private.
Who needs an SSL?
SSL is a simple but essential way to keep sensitive information safe while giving your visitors the confidence they need to interact on your website. Whether it is submitting a contact form or completing a transaction online. Recently, Google announced that they prefer secured sites, giving anyone who protects their website a boost in search engine rankings.
How do you know if a site is secured?
Addresses of secured pages start with https:// as opposed to http://. Most web browsers will also display a padlock when you’re viewing a site over a secure connection. In the case of an Extended Validation certificate, the browser bar will also turn green and display the site’s credentials.
What is a Wildcard Certificate?
This is a certificate that is applied to a domain and all its subdomains, for example “love.gridhost.co.za” would be considered a subdomain of “gridhost.co.za”. A conventional SSL certificate works on a single domain.
What information is needed for a DV certificate?
You do not need to provide any documentation in order to purchase a Domain Validated (DV) certificate. All you will need to do is confirm that you own the domain you wish to cover, either through a simple email or file-based authentication.
What information is needed for an OV certificate?
Organization Validated (OV) verification requires checking your business registration. If the Certificate Authority (CA) can verify this information using online government databases, no additional documents will be required. However, if the online filings are not available, inaccurate or not up to date, the CA may request additional official government registration documents, which vary on a case-by-case basis. A Dun & Bradstreet listing can usually satisfy most of the requirements for an OV certificate.
Does SSL work with all browsers?
Our certificate authority, i.e. Comodo/Thawte, has ensured that our certificates work on 99.3% of all browsers. In essence, this is every major web browser, including Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer and Safari.