What are SSL Certificate Providers?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) providers ensure encrypted communication between websites and web browsers, providing trust and security for people visiting websites. SSL certificates are essential for businesses conducting ecommerce because sites without them are trusted less by visitors, and especially consumers potentially looking to purchase goods online. SSL certificates are commonly supplied by web hosts or by domain registration service providers as an add-on. Certificate Authorities themselves compete on price, security of course, as well as service and warranty. Alternately, open source options are available, with varying ranges of suitability for businesses with high traffic ecommerce sites.
AWS Certificate Manager is a service that lets users provision, manage, and deploy public and private Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) certificates for use with AWS services and internal connected resources.
Entrust Standard SSL Certificates, also known as Organization validated certificates, offer strong encryption and browser trust, and include unlimited reissues, and unlimited server licensing. In addition to securing information between client browsers and servers, Standard SSL Certificates also sec…
Keyfactor (formerly Certified Security Solutions or CSS) headquartered in Cleveland offers Keyfactor Command, a digital certificate management solution, end-to-end managed PKI as-a-service or certificate lifecycle automation solution. It provides automated certificate scanning and discovery, role ba…
GeoTrust is an SSL certificate solution powered by DigiCert. SSL certificates include the True BusinessID, and the QuickSSL lines.
Sectigo offers a comprehensive suite of web security and SSL certificate products. Sectigo was formerly the digital certificate division of Comodo (Comodo CA), which spun off as a separate and independent company in 2017.
DigiCert Secure Site is a suite of TLS / SSL certificate solutions to protect business websites.
OpenSSL is a toolkit for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols. It is also a general-purpose cryptography library.
Thawte SSL Certificates are now powered by DigiCert.
Domain registrar and web host Namecheap offers SSL Certificates.
DigiCert CertCentral is a certificate lifecycle management solution.
Alibaba Cloud SSL Certificates offers certificates issued by various CAs. Alibaba Cloud SSL Certificates help users build HTTPS-based websites and support quick deployment, certificate management, and certificate revocation.
GlobalSign offers SSL and digital certificates.
RapidSSL is powered by DigiCert is offered by the vendor as a low cost TLS/SSL solution. DigiCert acquired RapidSSL when it acquired Symantec's web security products.
SwissSign Group has two cornerstones: identity services under the brand SwissID and certificate services. SwissID is presented by the vendor as the digital identity of Switzerland which enables simple and secure access to the online world.
ZeroSSL is presented as a solution to secure any site by putting SSL management on autopilot, supporting one-step validation and renewal via REST API.