Certificate NameGeoTrust’s True BusinessID WildcardThawte’s Wildcard CertificateComodo’s SSL Premium WildcardComodo’s Platinum SSL WildcardSymantec Secure Site Wildcard SSL Certificates
Certificate Authority
GeoTrust
Thawte
Comodo

Comodo
Symantec
Multiple Year OptionsUp to 3 YearsUp to 2 YearsUp to 3 YearsUp to 3 YearsUp to 3 Years
Domains Secured

Unlimited sub domains on a single Domain Name

Unlimited sub domains on a single Domain NameUnlimited sub domains on a single Domain Name + the base domainUnlimited sub domains on a single Domain Name + the base domainOne certificate extends Symantec’s trusted and secure SSL to different domains or subdomains on your server.
Issuance Speed1-2 days2-4 Business days Within 1 hourWithin 1 hour Most certificates issued in one day.
Validation Required
Organization and Domain ValidationOrganization and Domain ValidationOrganization and Domain Validation Organization and Domain Validation Organization Validation
Notification Level in Browsers Domain Name and Organization Name Shown On Certificate Domain Name and Organization Name Shown On Certificate Domain Name and Organization Name Shown On Certificate Domain Name and Organization Name Shown On Certificate Domain Name and Organization Name Shown On Certificate
Browser Compatibility 99% 99% 99% 99% 99%
Number of Free Reissues AllowedUnlimited until expired Unlimited until expired Unlimited until expired Unlimited until expired Unlimited until expired
Server LicenseUnlimited Servers Single Server – Additional server licenses may be purchasedUnlimited Servers Unlimited Servers Single
Support Options Free Chat, and E-mail, Monday-Friday 8AM-8PM EST, Phone support available for purchase Free Chat, Phone and E-mail, 24/5, Multi-lingual Free Chat, Phone and E-mail, 24/7 Free Chat, Phone and E-mail, 24/7 Free Chat, Phone and E-mail, 24/7
Warranty $10,000 $0 $250,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000