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Thawte SSL certificates

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

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.

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Boost search rankings and traffic

An SSL certificate not only protects your customers, but also helps to increase your rankings. Google favours HTTPS-encrypted sites and will rank them higher in search results.

Protect against phishing attacks

SSL Certificates are a trusted way to avoid phishing attacks by encrypting the information sent from a browser to a website server.

Increase trust and conversions

An SSL certificate will show that your website is secure. Visitors will know that they can trust you and will want to do business with you. 

Improve website performance

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our SSL Certificates are billed annually

Domain SSL

Perfect for basic websites looking for strong yet affordable encryption.


  • Secure 1 Domain
  • Secure Subdomains
  • 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.


  • Secure 4 Domain
  • Secure Subdomains
  • Browser Padlock
  • $10,000 Warranty
  • Secure Green Address Bar

why you need an SSL Certificate

Protect Customer Information

An SSL certificate will protect your customers’ information online by encrypting any data they send to you, then decrypting it once you’ve received it. All our packages come with high (128 – 256 bit) encryption that ensures transactions and sensitive information are secure.

Keep Your Data Safe

No site is too small to hack! An SSL certificate protects all your pages that have login features, as well as your web forms.

Better Google Ranking

An SSL certificate not only protects your customers, but also helps to increase your rankings. Google favours HTTPS-encrypted websites and will rank them higher in search results.

Safely Accept Payments

Security is an incredibly important part of taking online payments – avoid any risks when accepting payments online with a trusted SSL certificate.

It’s No Longer Optional

Google will now warn all users if they visit a domain that is not HTTPS secure. Don’t get caught – invest in an SSL certificate and migrate your site successfully to HTTPS.

A Credible Brand

An SSL certificate helps you to gain the trust of clients or customers. Once people know that their information is protected, they are more likely to do business with you.

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.

get an SSL certificate on your website in just 4 steps

Sign Up

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

Provide Info

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

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.

SSL Certificate 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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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)


per year

wildcard certificate (DV)


per year

extended validation (EV)


per year


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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 of its subdomains, for example “love.1-grid.co.za” would be considered a subdomain of “1-grid.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.
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