If you’re still unsure which Entrust SSL subscription is best for you, we’re happy to help. 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.

  Subscription Plan Units Plan
  • Versatile plan enables you to issue and reuse SSL/TLS certificates throughout the account term.
  • Purchase an inventory of SSL/TLS certificates for a fixed account term (1-5 years).
  • Choose the validity period for each SSL/TLS certificate.
  • Upon expiration, the license is returned to inventory to be reused throughout the account term.
  • This is a unit based system where certificates can be issued for 1, 2 or 3 years.
  • Available for all certificate type.
  • One unit represents one year.
  • Licenses expire at the end of the term, and cannot be reused. For example, a 24-month SSL/TLS certificate consumes 2 units.
  • Select expiration dates to meet you schedule avoiding weekends, holidays and busy periods.
  • A fixed account expiration date renews all licenses simultaneously.
Active expiration: the account remains active for the duration of the longest active certificate.
Issuance Period OV certificates can be issued from 2-27 months, and EV certificates for 2-27 months throughout the account term, per industry guidelines.Expiration date varies based on the validity period purchased for individual certificates.
  • Select expiration dates to meet you schedule avoiding weekends, holidays and busy periods.
  • A fixed account expiration date renews all licenses simultaneously.
  • Minimize unexpected costs with the potential for term and volume discounts that are valid throughout the account term.
  • Term Discount - is a cost effective way to purchase certificates. By prepaying your account term, you receive a discount up front based on the length of your account.
  • Additional certificates can be purchased on a pro-rated basis (based on the time remaining on the account) and at the original discounted price.
  • Volume discount rewards the customer as the volume increases. Subsequent add-ons are priced based on the total number of licenses, and receive the volume discount throughout the account term.
Certificates are paid in full at the time of purchase.
  • Manage your account with Certificate Services, our certificate lifecycle management platform.
Manage your certificates with Certificate Services Lite
Which Plan is Right for My Organization?

Subscription Plan is best for:

  • Web Environments that require the maximum flexibility for certificate issuance and validity periods.
  • Larger or growing organizations where needs may vary over the account term.

Units Plan is best for:

  • Organizations that bill certificate cost back to clients or internal departments.
  • When exact individual certificate costs are required.
  • Smaller organizations with limited usage.

Units based certificates are issued in unit/years allowing you to accurately reissue or rebill single certificates.
Use Case Purchase 20 licenses for a three year account term, and receive term and volume discounts. At any time throughout the account term, you can issue and reuse up to 20 SSL/TLS certificates for the validity period you choose. Throughout the account term, purchase additional SSL/TLS certificates on a pro-rated basis, at the original discounted price. Purchase 20 units for immediate issuance. For example 5 two-year certificates and 10 one-year certificates to deploy onto your servers. Those servers will be protected throughout the validity periods.

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