A Quick Wildcard SSL Certificate Review

Understanding a product is not always easy. Even those working in IT aren't typically dealing with SSL certificates every day, so having a quick review of the general features and benefits of the Wildcard products is often a good idea before purchasing a product.

However, if you are buying from Comodo, you have the full confidence in buying a Wildcard SSL/TLS certificate and using it for 30 days. If it doesn't do everything you need we can provide a full refund and we would be more than happy to help you to get the right option.

In a very simple explanation, the Wildcard is able to provide security for a main domain, also known as a root domain, and all associated subdomains. This means just one certificate to install to cover the main and subdomains, limiting time, saving costs and making it easy to simply renew the product and keep your website secure without any troubles.

The Meaning of SSL to Consumers

It is important when completing the Wildcard SSL certificate review to remember how critical it is to provide customers with confidence and trust in doing business with your site.

Some people try to get by without the right security or by using self-signed certificates. While they will work on some browser and devices, they will result in warning messages on most. Just look online at anyone posting a self-signed Wildcard SSL certificate review of the problems they have encountered with a loss in repeat customers, conversions and website performance on the search engine rankings.

Best Uses

Any Wildcard SSL certificate review that says this is the right product for every website is inaccurate. It is a good option for a small to large sized site that is growing or that uses more than a few subdomains, but not all websites across the board.

Since the Wildcard SSL will be more expensive than a single SSL certificate product, it is not cost effective for a site that may have one subdomain. If you are going to grow the number of subdomains, it may be the perfect option.

Additionally, a Wildcard SSL cannot be used to secure multiple levels of subdomains with the same certificate. The key to remember with any Wildcard SSL certificate review is you can only have one wildcard (*) on the certificate.

In some cases, it may be a better option to consider a Unified Communications (UCC) certificate or our Multi-Domain/SAN cert. Our staff will walk you through all the options to make sure you get the product that is correct for your unique website configuration and structure.

Our Features

A Wildcard SSL certificate review wouldn't be complete without mentioning the various additional features we offer.

You will find that we can offer full business validation, so they can be completed to the organization level for optimal information on the certificate available to the public. For anyone doing online business, we recommend the organization level over a simple domain level validation.

Our products use a 2048 bit key and 128/256 bit encryption. This meets all standards set forth by NIST, the National Institutes of Standards and Technology. We also are fully recognized by WebTrust and follow the AICPA/CICA WebTrust for Certification Authorities Principles and Criteria with each of the certificates we offer.

Another big plus of Instant SSL is free S3 SSL certificate management tool and 90 days free trials of Comodo cWatch Pro website security platform, HackerGuardian Enterprise PCI scanning and HackerProof website vulnerability scanning. These are all part of the price you are quoted; we don't add on anything to our prices to access these features. Couple this with unlimited use across your physical servers without the need for an additional license and also unlimited subdomains under the main domain and you have a top package for full security on any site.

The Comodo Wildcard Advantage

One of the biggest advantages you find with our Comodo products, aside from great pricing and features, is our commitment to top levels of customer service. If you read any of our Wildcard SSL certificate review posts you will see our customers appreciate the prompt response by your customer and tech support teams.

You will also see references to our handy guides in our knowledgebase section which provide detailed information for generating the Certificate Signing Request, installing the product and even troubleshooting problems that may occur.

To learn more about how a Comodo Wildcard SSL/TLS certificate can work for your security needs, see us at https://www.instantssl.com. You can also give us a call at +1 888 266 6361, our sales team is here to help.

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