Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates

SSL certificates provide strong authentication of servers and websites. SSL certificates provide secure encrypted communications sessions between servers whether they are within networks or outward-facing (i.e. directed at the public) as detailed in the table below.

SSL certificates

Server certificates can be purchased directly from this website; they are also sold directly to organisations through our distributors. Where larger volumes are required the Post Office Trust Centre empowers clients by providing an RA front-end that speeds up the issuing time significantly while offering volume discounts. For further information please contact us at info@trustcentre.co.za.

The table below sets out the different SSL certificates that we offer to our clients.

SAPO SSL certificates

Standard

SAN / UC

Wildcard

Price

R1938.19 (Incl. Vat) R3230.32 (Incl. Vat) R7106.71 (Incl. Vat)

Description

SSL certificates are used for server authentication, confidentiality encryption and client authentication when communicating with other servers. Strong authentication, message integrity and confidentiality encryption when communicating with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI certificates).

Subject Alternative Name (SAN) certificates secure multiple domains with a single SSL certificate. SAN SSL certificates are mostly used for Unified Communications (UC) in Microsoft Exchange 2007 and Office Communications 2007 (and later) servers. They can also be used anywhere else where multiple domains are required.

Wildcard SSL certificates secure multiple subdomains with a single certificate. The only requirement is that the second-level subdomain must be in your control. For example a certificate issued to *.myCompany.com can be used to secure the following subdomains:
www.myCompany.com
ftp.myCompany.com
mail.myCompany.com

Microsoft root embedding

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto expiration notification

Yes

Yes

Yes

Validation

DV and OV

DV and OV

DV and OV

Key length

1024 and 2048 bit

1024 and 2048 bit

1024 and 2048 bit

Encryption

128 and 256 bit

128 and 256 bit

128 and 256 bit

Customer support

Online and telephone

Online and telephone

Online and telephone

Validity period

1 or 2 years

1 or 2 years

1 or 2 years

Availability

Website or API

Website or API

Website or API

Dependency

Authentication of data

Authentication of data

Authentication of data

Volume discounts

Available on request

Available on request

Available on request

 


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