What about Open SSL or whatever it is called? Isn't it free? I think I figured out the only difference between price levels of SSL certificates was how much due diligence the vendor did on your company to verify you are who you say you are. This was my conclusion, although I wouldn't put any money on it! We settled on godaddy since I didn't want to deal with how to make it work. It wasn't my dime. :-) Nan -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of David Kaufman Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 3:38 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] SSL Certificate Choices Hi Dan, ----- Original Message ----- "Dan H" <dan at drhathy.com> wrote: > This just in from my boss: > > We're going to need to renew our SSL certificate in February. What's you're hurry? It's not the absolute last minute *yet*... :-) > Verisign wants way too much money. No kidding! $399 for single host certificate! And I'm unable to find wildcard pricing on the siet at all, so I suppose its one of those if-you-have-to-ask-you-cant-afford-it things :-) > He would like my input on either Thawte or GeoTrust. My input: > Thawte ( http://www.Thawte.com ) Owned by Verisign, also wants too much money ($149 single, $799 Wildcard) > GeoTrust ( http://www.GeoTrust.com ) No owned by Verisign but also wants too much money ($249 single, $995 Wildcard) Be sure to check out these: Comodo's InstantSSL ($79 single, $449 Wildcard) http://www.instantssl.com/ssl-certificate-products/ssl/ssl-security.html GoDaddy ($24.99 Single, $199 Wildcard) https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/ssl/ Everybody uses the exact same underlying technology -- why pay extra? -dave -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !