FreeSSL.com announces free
highly trusted SSL certificates
Highly trusted, fully functional 1
year ChainedSSL certificates available free of charge during promo
Denver, CO April 2003. FreeSSL.com,
the SSL certificate security specialist, has today announced the
re-launch of its FreeSSL.com web site and SSL brands. The re-launch
includes a special limited period offer to obtain its 1-year highly
trusted ChainedSSL certificates for FREE, saving customers 35 USD per
certificate. Since launching in 2001, FreeSSL.com has experienced great
success in providing the small to medium size business (SMB) market
with the lowest cost SSL certificates available.
Due to the increasing success of the
FreeSSL and ChainedSSL brands, the FreeSSL.com operation has been
significantly expanded to service current growth and fuel future
growth. The expansion has included the injection of new dedicated staff
to enhance customer service and the release of a new web site to
provide an improved user friendly customer interface.
FreeSSL.com originally launched with
its FreeSSL Certificate brand and it became an instant hit within the
SSL marketplace. The FreeSSL brand uniquely enabled businesses to
obtain 1 year fully functional and trusted SSL certificates suitable
for the testing and development of online operations and e-commerce
systems. The success of FreeSSL has grown over the years, predominantly
due to it remaining the only completely free alternative to un-trusted
"self signed" certificates. Developers and webmasters have been able to
utilise the 92 percent browser ubiquity FreeSSL offers rather than
traditionally opting for self signed SSL, where they are forced to
distribute the self signed root in order to avoid browser warning
messages. FreeSSL.com owns the root used to issue the certificates and
hence makes installation very straightforward.
In October 2002, FreeSSL.com stirred
the industry by introducing the ChainedSSL brand and consequently was
exceptionally well received by customers, resellers, ISPs and web
hosting companies. "Customers can migrate readily from FreeSSL to
ChainedSSL when their webservers and e-commerce applications are ready
for commercialization" comments Paul Tourret Vice President of Sales
for FreeSSL.com. "By combining essential factors such as industry
standard 128 / 256 bit encryption, automated validation, 24/7/365
around the clock immediate issuance, full customer support, high
browser ubiquity and the lowest prices available, ChainedSSL occupies a
unique position in the SSL providers market."
It has been commented by industry
analysts that the entry of chained root brands such as ChainedSSL has
intensified competition and enlivened the security industry.
"ChainedSSL has established significant market share within the first
few months of launching." continues Tourret, "The recent investments in
infrastructure and people will now allow us to grow significantly over
the coming months. With a combination of our FreeSSL and ChainedSSL
brands we are confident that we will deliver the best deal on SSL
possible - a position obtained through the delivery of exceptional
customer service and the lowest priced SSL certificates for the SMB
During the promotion period, fully
functional 1 year ChainedSSL certificates are available for free.
Customers can enroll for these certificates directly from the
www.freessl.com web site. When the promotion ends, the price for
ChainedSSL will return to 35 USD per certificate, remaining the lowest
cost certificate for the SMB market in existence.
FreeSSL.com (www.freessl.com) is an Internet security specialist,
focussed on providing small/medium businesses (SMB) with strong 128 /
256 bit encryption, industry standard SSL certificates. FreeSSL.com is
dedicated to being the lowest cost provider of SSL to the SMB
marketplace and offers the FreeSSL and ChainedSSL certificate brands.
FreeSSL certificates remove the barrier of entry for companies wanting
to test or develop their webservers or e-commerce systems by providing
the only available source for FREE, one-year valid SSL certificates.
ChainedSSL certificates provide the lowest cost, highly trusted chained
root SSL security available for SMB websites and are ideal for low
transaction value and low volume e-commerce requirements.
All certificates utilise a fully
automated 2nd Generation validation and issuance platform allowing
customers to uniquely obtain certificates 24/7/365 immediately.
FreeSSL.com provides industry leading customer care available by
telephone, email and web. FreeSSL.com can be contacted at
www.freessl.com and by telephone at US 866-795-4669 or Europe +44 203