SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers.
ASPnix provides multiple SSL vendors as well as multiple certificate types. Ranging from very low-end low-cost certificates to EV validated professional level certificates. ASPnix has the brand and type you are looking for to secure your website in minutes!
Available certificate vendors include;
- GeoTrust (Quick SSL, QuickSSL Premium, True BusinessID, True BusinessID EV, True Business ID Wildcard)
- Symantec (Formally VeriSign) (Secure Site, Secure Site Pro, Secure Site EV, Secure Site Pro EV)
- Comodo (Essential, Instant, Essential Wildcard, Premium Wildcard, EV)
RapidSSL is one of the fastest growing SSL providers in the world. RapidSSL provides low-end low-cost SSL solutions to protect your websites communications with its visitors. ASPnix recommends this certificate if you are protecting a login area, or a “members only” area. Since these are low-end certificates we do not recommend using them to secure a billing system, or any applications that store or receive personal information like credit card numbers, social security information etc.
RapidSSL certificates are categorized as low-end due to their quick issue and little verification. These SSL certificates are good for quickly securing a site, but provide no verification of domain ownership, business information, contact information etc. Up to $10,000 warranty and 256-bit encryption.
Purchase – $15.95 – 1 Year | $25.95 – 2 Years | $35.95 – 3 Years
GeoTrust is one of the largest SSL providers in the world. GeoTrust is now owned by VeriSign and provides mid-range cost effective SSL solutions to protect your websites communications with its visitors. SSL certificates ranging from standard issued to Business level with EV (Extended Validation) including Wildcard SSL certificates to secure a domain and all its sub-domains. These SSL certificates are perfect for securing payment and billing systems and other sensitive material.
Warranted up to $150,000 and 256-bit encryption (warranty differs from certificate type). Higher-level SSL certificates require more validation including providing valid contact information, Business credentials etc. which can delay the SSL issuing.
Purchase – (Standard (Quick) SSL) $89.95 / Year
Purchase – (Premium (Quick) SSL) $119.95 / Year
Purchase – (GeoTrust True BusinessID SSL) $139.95 / Year
Purchase – (GeoTrust True Business ID with EV SSL) $175.00 / Year
Purchase – (GeoTrust True Business ID Wildcard SSL) $575.95 / Year
Comodo is another one of the most recognized names when it comes to computer security. Products ranging from SSL certificates, anti-virus and software based firewalls all designed to offer you the highest-level of security without breaking the bank! These SSL certificates are perfect for securing payment and billing systems and other sensitive material.
Warranted up to $1,000,000 and 256-bit encryption (warranty differs from certificate type). Higher-level SSL certificates require more validation including providing valid contact information, Business credentials etc. which can delay the SSL issuing.
Purchase – (Essential SSL) $15.95 / Year
Purchase – (Instant SSL) $49.95 / Year
Purchase – (Essential Wildcard SSL) $129.00 / Year
Purchase – (Premium Wildcard SSL) $250.00 / Year
Purchase – (EV) $189.00 / Year
Symantec (Formally VeriSign)
Symantec is possibly the most recognized name in the world when it comes to SSL certificates and web-security. Symantec SSL certificates are some of the most highly-regarded certificates available, and as a result have a large price tag. These SSL certificates are perfect for Banking applications, top-secret sensitive information and other extremely sensitive applications and material.
Warranted up to $250,000 and 256-bit encryption (warranty differs from certificate type). Higher-level SSL certificates require more validation including providing contact valid information, Business credentials etc. which can delay the SSL issuing.
Purchase – (Symantec Secure Site SSL) $369.95 / Year
Purchase – (Symantec Secure Site Pro SSL) $805.95 / Year
Purchase – (Symantec Secure Site EV SSL) $925.00 / Year
Purchase – (Symantec Secure Site Pro EV SSL) $1495.00 / Year
What is EV (Extended Validation)
An Extended Validation Certificate (EV) is an X.509 public key certificate issued according to a specific set of identity verification criteria. These criteria require extensive verification of the requesting entity’s identity by the certificate authority (CA) before a certificate is issued. Certificates issued by a CA under the EV guidelines are not structurally different from other certificates (and hence provide no stronger cryptography than other, cheaper certificates), but are designated with a CA-specific policy identifier so that EV-aware software can recognize them.
EV certificates are more expensive then standard SSL certificates, but provide your websites visitors with a higher level of security and verification that your website is who it says it is. These certificate types are also harder to obtain and require a very high level of validation as below.
- Establish the legal identity as well as the operational and physical presence of website owner;
- Establish that the applicant is the domain name owner or has exclusive control over the domain name; and
- Confirm the identity and authority of the individuals acting for the website owner, and that documents pertaining to legal obligations are signed by an authorised officer.