Geotrust SSL/TLS Certificate Types: Full Summary
There is a range of SSL Certificates from GeoTrust that can best be categorized into three groups:
The GeoTrust Domain Validated certs are suitable for individuals or organizations that require an SSL certificate fast and with a low cost - issued within 5-10 minutes of a completed order. Additionally, you will only be required to prove your domain name's ownership before issuance of the SSL certificates.
The GeoTrust Business Validation range is for organisations that want to be considered trustworthy. This SSL will show your validated business details (such as your geolocation) in the SSL certificates, with the Site Seal showcasing extra information where needed.
The GeoTrust True BusinessID Extended Validation SSL certificate range is suitable for organisations needing to show their visitors that they are a business in good standing and with all the appropriate registrations. It will let your clients know you have gone through an extensive verification process. This kind of SSL certificate also has the highest warranty on offer from GeoTrust.
You then have the specific SSL product to choose from, depending on the features you need:
These SSL Certificates will secure a single domain name. If you connect the root domain, it will also ensure the www-version of your domain is secured for free. Example: It will secure domain.com and www.domain.com. An excellent choice for simple services and websites, especially if the main concern is security rather than a specific feature.
These SSL Certificates will allow you to secure your main domain (domain.com) and any subdomain (*.domain.com). Perfect for multiple sites or services such as mail.domain.com, ftp.domain.com, shop.domain.com, blog.domain.com etc. They are available as the GeoTrust TrueBusinessID Wildcard or the QuickSSL Wildcard Certificate.
When you have many domains or sub-domains, a GeoTrust Multi Domain SSL Certificate will allow you to secure them all at once. For example, you can secure completely different domains under different TLDs or sub-domains under the same root. Some are also compatible with wildcard SSL certificate products, allowing for complete subdomain coverage.
You could secure: domain.com, domain.com.au, sub.domain.co.nz, *.domain.com