FreeSSL.com announces FREE
security guides available for its customers and website visitors
FREE security guides, including
versions for Microsoft IIS and Apache made available from FreeSSL.com
Denver, CO May 2003. FreeSSL.com, the
SSL certificate security specialist, has today announced the
availability of 3 FREE security guides available for viewing or
download from its website www.freessl.com.
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.
The security guides cover perhaps the
most comprehensive overview of the SSL technology and market available
and have been written to cater for both novices, new to SSL, and the
Paul Tourret VP of Sales comments
"There is something in the guides for everyone. There are many
commercial aspects associated with the SSL market that even the most
savy business owners will admit they do not understand." Tourret
continued "Ask anyone why the most expensive SSL is 40 times the cost
of the cheapest SSL and most will look bemused!"
The guides are titled "Everything You
Need to Know About SSL and Securing Your Online Business". There are
also guides that have been specifically adapted for readers who use
Microsoft IIS and Apache webserver software.
The guides principally cover the
basics of SSL, including how SSL certificates are generated and
installed, including information about Certification Authorities. Most
importantly, the guides detail a 10 step decision process to assist
buyers of SSL certificates to determine which solution is best for
their application and budget.
The guide indicates that the correct
choice of SSL certificate is principally dependent on the application
type and on whether there is a need for a well known brand of SSL,
issued from a highly trusted and credible CA but readily demonstrates
through detailed comparison how significant savings are available for
low volume/ low transaction value, development and professional
requirements and that buyers are urged to carefully consider the
choices of CA before purchasing SSL.
The Microsoft IIS and Apache guide
versions cover CSR generation and the installation of single root and
chained root certificates, based around the FreeSSL.com SSL brands
namely FreeSSL and ChainedSSL.
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 / 256
bit encryption, and is issued by a WebTrust compliant CA.
Excerpt from the guide:
"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."
"FreeSSL.com quite simply offers the
best deal on SSL around and our certificates are issued immediately"
continues Tourret, "We will continue to deliver exceptional customer
service, demonstrated by these FREE security guides and the lowest
priced SSL certificates for the small and medium sized businesses
The FreeSSL.com free guides are
available online at
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 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 866-795-4669 or Europe +44 203