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SSL Certificates

NOTE: The SSL information below is provided for informational purposes only. Please contact us any time for contact information or recommendations. Also, keep in mind your hosting company may provide HTTPS at no cost to you, so we recommend investigating that thoroughly before purchasing an SSL from anyone.

About SSL Certificates

Not all SSL certificates are the same. Some SSL Certificates are from ROOT companies, like GeoTrust or VeriSign, and work in any browser, no matter how old the computer is. Other SSL certs do not work in every browser and do not work on many older computers. Many other SSL’s are provided by hosting companies through a variety of reseller agreements. There are hundreds of types of SSL. Below we have provided a brief outline of a couple along with an online review site link.

Basic SSL Cert

The first type of SSL we often discuss is the Basic SSL Cert.  It gives you encryption and shows up as HTTPS in the browser so that you can satisfy the “secure checkout page” requirements of most credit card processors and merchant account providers. These certificates only verify the domain ownership of the purchaser.

Overview: A quick and cost effective starter certificate that provides an up to 256-bit encryption. This product is perfect for companies that want to get up and running with SSL quickly and easily. A low-priced, value-branded SSL certificate delivered to you within 10 minutes.

GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium

Another type of SSL certificate requires the certificate authority to verify the purchaser’s business and their authority to purchase a certificate on behalf of that company.

Overview: $100K Warranty, One Domain Name, 10 minutes Issuance, Dynamic Site Seal, 256-bit SSL Encryption, 99% Browser Compatibility, Mobile device compatibility, Browser Security Lock, Free Revocation and Replacement.

Other resources

Here is a link to a popular online site called SSL shopper that discusses SSL options in detail. We have no association with them but their site seems worth passing on. Use caution when making any purchases and feel free to reach out with any questions.