What is a Professional SSL certificate?

As unsecured websites are increasingly being scorned, an increasing number are adopting the HTTPS protocol. Phishing-type attacks are increasing rapidly in number, and professionals now need to demonstrate to their Internet users that they understand the importance of providing a safe space for them. Such practices reinforce their visitors' trust by offering them more serenity when using their website.

Pricing options

Prices for United States, in $ (USD), for A rates.

Packs Free Standard Pro Business
Select Select Select Select
2048-bit KeyYesYesYesYes
Online validationYesYesNoNo
Organization validationNoNoYesYes
Extended Validation
("green bar")
NoNoNoYes
Transaction warrantyNoNo Up to $250,000 Up to $250,000
Automated certificate managementYesNoNoNo
Can be used On Simple Hosting Everywhere Everywhere Everywhere
Single address
(domain + www subdomain)
Free $16.00 per year $47.00 per year $360.00 per year
WildcardNo $160.00 per year $340.00 per year No
Multi-domainNo Starting at $50.00 per year No Starting at $635.00 per year

Why use an SSL certificate?

SSL certificates are small files which link together several pieces of information regarding a company or an individual and a cryptographic key. Thanks to them, it is possible to secure:

  • User navigation on a website or social media,
  • Identification data,
  • Data transfer,
  • Bank transactions.

What are the differences between a Standard and a Professional SSL Certificate?

Unlike a Standard SSL certificate which simply validates a domain name (which is sufficient for personal sites, content sites or showcase sites without a shop), a Professional certificate offers a higher level of validation. It validates the organization itself, and therefore can only be purchased by companies that can prove their true legal existence. Thus, this type of certificate will not work for an individual or for an organization without an officially established legal existence.

SSL certificates have the benefit of offering financial guarantees to cover possible losses in the event of a certificate failure.

Gandi’s Professional SSL certificates

Gandi offers two types of Professional certificates: a Single Address Pro certificate and a Wildcard Pro certificate.

The Single Address Pro SSL certificate covers one domain name, as its name indicates, and is the perfect solution to secure a single website where sensitive data is exchanged or financial transactions are carried out. This type of certificate offers transaction warranties ranging from $10,000 to $250,000.

The Wildcard version of our Professional SSL certificate is aimed towards organizations that have several subdomain addresses they need to secure in addition to their main domain. Thus, it can cover ‘www.example.com’ as well as ‘support.example.com’ or ‘forum.example.com’. The Wildcard version of our Pro certificate offers transaction warranties ranging all the way up to $250,000.

Thanks to its varied and competitive offer, Gandi allows you to find the best SSL certificate to fit your needs and those of your organization. From a simple certificate for a single address to the complete validation of your company or the protection of multiple addresses, many solutions are available. Gandi’s certificates may be used anywhere and with any domain name and boast a ‘30-day money-back guarantee’.

Pricing options

Prices for United States, in $ (USD), for A rates.

Packs Free Standard Pro Business
Select Select Select Select
2048-bit KeyYesYesYesYes
Online validationYesYesNoNo
Organization validationNoNoYesYes
Extended Validation
("green bar")
NoNoNoYes
Transaction warrantyNoNo Up to $250,000 Up to $250,000
Automated certificate managementYesNoNoNo
Can be used On Simple Hosting Everywhere Everywhere Everywhere
Single address
(domain + www subdomain)
Free $16.00 per year $47.00 per year $360.00 per year
WildcardNo $160.00 per year $340.00 per year No
Multi-domainNo Starting at $50.00 per year No Starting at $635.00 per year

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