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Comodo EssentialSSL Certificate

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Quick, easy, and extremely affordable with 256-bit encryption: Comodo EssentialSSL baseline certificate.

An excellent choice for light e-commerce websites or any other kind of website that necessitates enabling secure transactions, the Comodo EssentialSSL lineup of SSL/TLS products delivers up-to-date security under the trustworthy Comodo logo. This Comodo SSL can be issued in mere minutes, which means HTTPS is basically minutes away at any given moment.

Perfect for users that have no need for a Wildcard SSL certificate and true to its branding, the Comodo Essential SSL certificate comes at a low price, but with an uncompromising feature set. Of all SSL certificates on the market, this is a battle-tested SSL certificate that won't break the bank.

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  • Validation Type: Domain
  • Issuance: Minutes
  • Reissues: Unlimited
  • Warranty: $10,000
  • Mobile Devices: Supported
  • Comodo Seal
    Site Seal: Included
  • Server Licenses: Unlimited
  • Refund Policy: 30 Days
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The Essential SSL certificate from Comodo: Domain Validation at its best

Looking for a cheap way to compile aggregate data without needing to, say, secure multiple domains, worry about a Wildcard certificate, or almost anything else other than website security? SSL certificates built and offered under the Comodo logo are an excellent first option.

Comodo Essential SSL, in particular, is an extremely flexible domain validation certificate that is offered on the cheap and comes from a world-class Certificate Authority. The main goal of the EssentialSSL product lineup was to offer a light e-commerce security solution that was roughly equivalent to the feature set of PositiveSSL - another Comodo SSL.

Much like PositiveSSL, Comodo Essential SSL can be issued remarkably quickly as well. This is due to EssentialSSL certificates being limited to domain validated verification processes, which also helps keep the costs low and SSL installation easy.

The majority of SSL certificates that are designed for e-commerce websites are bulked up with a variety of extra features and services. Comodo Essential SSL foregoes these amenities for a simpler, more rugged approach: it's a combination of uncompromising 256-bit security and a lean feature-set.

Domain Validation: Fast, Simple, and Extremely Affordable With Comodo

SSL certificates from the EssentialSSL lineup aggregate data about site traffic and deploy 256-bit encryption via domain validation. This means that, compared to some of the more expensive and comprehensive Comodo certificates (which may offer features such as the green address bar), it remains lean and simple at all times.

The fact that this SSL with a long suite of potentially unneeded features means it's an incredibly competitive product. This is, in fact, the lowest-cost e-commerce SSL on the market, and if purchased via SSLTrust, we make sure that you're getting an even better price than you otherwise might've gotten.

Since the entire verification process is short and to-the-point, checking just domain ownership, its issuance speed is downright impressive as well. At the same time, web servers protected by this certificate fall under the jurisdiction of the Comodo brand, which ensures top encryption strength in this particular niche.

Perfect For Those Who Don't Trust Generic SSL Certificates From Unverified Brands

Sure enough, there are completely free SSL certificate solutions currently available online. Many of these are, in fact, totally fine, but not everyone is keen on using free and/or open-source SSL products. Doubly so if the website in question has e-commerce features, which have grown to become downright ubiquitous over the past couple of years.

In cases where totally free isn't a viable option, the Comodo EssentialSSL lineup of digital certificates is the way to go. This SSL certificate properly delivers simple domain validated security with unlimited issuance instances. Encryption strength isn't a concern, either, as the Comodo encryption guarantee applies across the board.

Comodo delivers extreme value and total security for every type of website

Value is the name of the game with Comodo. While the benefits domain-validated certificates provide are self-evident in the category of security, Comodo makes sure to introduce a number of other, equally important boons for every e-commerce user as well.

For example, Comodo's R&D department continuously delivers updated certificate builds to ensure maximum browser compatibility, whether on desktop devices or while using mobile browsers. Windows Server installations are fully supported, as well as additional domain instances (on alternative servers, thanks to unlimited server licenses).

The SSL installation is equally quick and about as easy as well. This means you can have single domain protection in place within mere minutes following the submission of your Certificate Signing Request, without risking your domain by leaving it unprotected.

Speediest SSL Certificate Issuance on the Market

One of EssentialSSL's biggest draws is its speed. These SSL certificates come from a top-end SSL provider with extensive and exhaustive security checks, yes, but EssentialSSL certificates are still limited to domain validation, meaning that they get issued extremely quickly.

As we previously explained, users with single-domain e-commerce websites can expect to be protected mere minutes after CSR submission. As the SSL comes with its own suite of static site seal graphics featuring the Comodo logo, and access to an excellent customer experience team from Comodo itself, you're not losing any key features by opting for EssentialSSL, either.

Once again, Comodo proves that speed and affordability are compatible with one another, especially when relying on domain ownership validation.

Join Comodo and SSLTrust to Reap Unique Benefits

By purchasing your Comodo SSL certificates from SSLTrust, you're getting the most bang for your proverbial buck. Here are some boons you're signing up for by doing so:

  • Unlimited server licenses, should you need them
  • $10,000 warranty package
  • Comodo Essential site seal
  • 20-day money-back guarantee
  • Effectively total browser compatibility
  • Access to a third-party security expert team

SSLTrust works closely with Comodo to deliver some non-essential but important functionality alongside its SSL products. Having a money-back guarantee is an excellent safety net for webmasters still looking for a good fit for their domain, and the $10,000 warranty lets you stop worrying about potential certificate breaches in the future.

Our team of security experts is available around the clock and will do their best to assist you as soon as you put in a support ticket. Basically, SSLTrust makes sure that there's nothing for you to be concerned about, short of actually getting the SSL to run.

Product NameComodo EssentialSSL
AlgorithmSHA-2 Enabled
Validation TypeDomain Ownership Validation
Issuance Time5-15 minutes
Domains Securedwww.domain.com + domain.com
Allows Additional Domains (SAN)No
Server LicensesUnlimited Server Licenses
Key CryptographyRSA or ECC
Minimum Key Size2048-bit (RSA), 233-bit (ECC)
SSL/TLS Encryption256-bit Encryption
Trust IndicatorsHTTPS Browser Padlock
Mobile & Smartphone SupportYes
Browser compatibility99%
Client OS CompatibilityGood
Included Malware ScanNo
Includes Trust SealYes
SSL ReissuanceUnlimited and Free
Warranty$10,000
Refund Policy30 Days

We have ordered an code signing certificate from SSLTrust. Validation was a bit tricky in our case (because of reasons not related to SSLTrust), so had to contact support. The service was exceptional and just a local phone call away. We first spoke to Paul - an experienced and knowledgeable person, who was very helpful and friendly. He then followed up with emails and kept an eye on our case, in timely manner. With Paul's help we managed to get this accomplished and get our certificate. I recommend SSLTrust for all Australian customers and will certainly use their service again.

3 months ago

My company needed a code signing certificate as quickly as possible and had a tricky phone setup that was causing us a lot of grief with getting validation. Paul from SSL Trust helped us through it from the get-go with top notch support. Definitely recommend SSL Trust!

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