The difference between a Wildcard SSL certificate and other SSL/TLS certificates is that other certificates, which are issued to a single Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN), (e.g., www example.com), can only be used to secure the exact domain to which it has been issued. A Wildcard SSL certificate is issued to a “Common Name” -- *.example.com, and a Subject Alternative Name (SAN) -- *.example.com allowing the certificate to be used for an unlimited number of subdomains across an unlimited number of servers. A single Wildcard SSL certificate secures one domain -- *.example.com, and unlimited subdomains -- www.example.com, buy.example.com, dev.example.com, mail.example.com, etc.
Entrust Wildcard SSL Certificates can also secure multiple Wildcard SANs. The SAN ensures that the Wildcard certificate works with or without a subdomain: *.example.com *.example.net *.sample.com .examplesample.com
The combination of flexibility and value gives system administrators the ability to easily add subdomains without the costs or tasks involved with deploying new certificates. Plus all Entrust Wildcard SSL certificates come with a website security bundle to find malware on your website and protect it from being blacklisted.
Eliminate Malware & Vulnerabilities with SITELOCK WEBSITE SECURITY: We’ve partnered with industry leader SiteLock to bring you an extra level of security that protects your data, your business and your customers. This FREE upgraded service included with all Entrust SSL products scans your website daily, hunting down harmful code, malware or other malicious attacks that could threaten, disrupt or shut down your site.
Trust comes from meeting and beating your customer’s expectations. That’s why you should let your visitors know they are on a secure website with the Entrust Site Seal.
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This easy-to-understand SSL Subscription Service Comparison chart outlines the differences between Entrust’s subscription offerings — enabling you to make the smartest decision for your organization.
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Save time and money by securing up to 250 FQDNs with a single Wildcard SSL certificate.
Avoid browser error messages and prevent your customers from seeing annoying trust dialogs.
Websites protected with SSL on every page receive a more favorable search ranking in Google.
Flexible policy allows unlimited reissues when users lose passwords or re-image machines.
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