FreeSSL.com announces the
availability of a FREE security Site Seal for its ChainedSSL customers
FREE "Secured by ChainedSSL" Site Seal
now available for download
Denver, CO May 2003. FreeSSL.com, the
SSL certificate security specialist, has today announced that due to
continued growth of customers using its ChainedSSL brand of trusted SSL
certificate and by popular demand, a FREE "Secured by ChainedSSL" Site
Seal is now available for download.
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.
Paul Tourret, Vice President of Sales
for FreeSSL.com, stated "We continue to see double digit growth rates
month on month for both the highly trusted ChainedSSL certificates and
the FreeSSL certificates".
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 single root, 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 real
alternative to un-trusted "self signed" certificates. FreeSSL.com owns
the root used to issue the certificates and developers find the single
root install very straightforward.
The ChainedSSL brand provides the
perfect upgrade path to the FreeSSL certificates and has been
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. ChainedSSL occupies a unique position in the SSL
providers market. Essential factors that have made the brand a success
include the fact that ChainedSSL is the lowest cost chained root
certificate on the market and issuance is immediate 24/7/365.
ChainedSSL has high browser ubiquity, uses industry standard 128 bit
encryption, and is issued by a WebTrust compliant CA.
The Internet has been a revolution to
commerce and the transfer of data in general, which has developed new
global business opportunities for all, including major enterprises,
small to medium sized businesses and individuals alike. Online
commerce, now termed e-commerce, has inevitably however attracted crime
and developed a new breed of online criminals ranging from fraudsters
and hackers to cyber terrorists. The growing concern associated with
conducting e-commerce has now resulted in the fact that security is an
essential factor for online business success.
The market is now educated in the
basics of online security and the majority of online users now expect
security to be integrated into any online service they use and as a
result they expect any details they provide via the Internet to remain
confidential and secure.
SSL is the core security technology
that protects customer's online transactions and informs users that the
security of the online business is being taken seriously. SSL provides
proof of a digital identity and allows online customers to visibly see
that their digital transaction will be confidential. These are
essential factors in gaining customer confidence and therefore
improving online sales.
Therefore we strongly urge our
customers use the Site Seal to visually inform customers that the web
site is secure and hence remove any concerns over the risks associated
with sending sensitive data over the Internet.
Customers can download the Site Seal
for FREE by following the instructions detailed in the Support section
of the FreeSSL.com web site. For a direct link, follow;
ChainedSSL customers can also readily
upgrade their FREE Site Seal to the True Site Smart Seal. The Smart
Seal delivers useful and confidence-building information about the
company behind the website displaying the seal and includes the company
name and time/date stamp. A full company profile (address, tel, fax) is
available to website visitors by clicking on the seal. The patented
technology means that site owners and website visitors are protected
from spoofed (copied) sites that can harm the rightful owner.
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. "We quite
simply offer the best deal on SSL around and our certificates are
issued immediately" continues Tourret, "This is why ChainedSSL has
already obtained a significant market share. We will continue to
deliver exceptional customer service and the lowest priced SSL
certificates for the small and medium sized businesses available."
FreeSSL.com (www.freessl.com) is an Internet security specialist,
focussed on providing small/medium businesses (SMB) with strong 128 bit
encryption, industry standard SSL certificates. FreeSSL.com is
dedicated to being the lowest cost provider of SSL to the entry level
SMB marketplace and offers the FreeSSL and ChainedSSL certificate
brands. FreeSSL.com also offers Professional Level certificates and
identity assurance solutions from GeoTrust.
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 single root, one-year trusted 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 FreeSSL.com 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 720 359 1590 or Europe +44 (0)
(C) 2003 FreeSSL.com.