FreeSSL.com announces FREE
security guide dedicated to Control Panel users
FREE security guides to help customers
secure Ensim, Plesk, cPanel and Hsphere Control Panels
Denver, CO May 2003. FreeSSL.com, the
SSL certificate security specialist, has today announced the
availability of a free guide for Control Panel users for viewing or
download from its website www.freessl.com. The guide is the first of
its kind to be completely dedicated to the growing number of Control
Panel users, including customers of Ensim, Plesk, cPanel and Hsphere.
"The security guide covers a highly
comprehensive overview of SSL technology and Control Panel security."
comments Steven Waite, VP of Marketing for FreeSSL.com, "The Control
Panel market is significant. Software such as Ensim, Plesk, cPanel and
Hsphere have become widely used by SMBs and Hosting companies due to
their affordable licensing options, but ultimately, it is their
unparalleled ease of use that makes them so attractive to the market.
The free Security Guide helps customers activate the SSL security
functionality of their control panel - readying their online
applications for safe and secure ecommerce."
The guide is titled "Everything You
Need to Know About SSL and Securing Your Online Business" and
principally cover the basics of SSL, including how SSL certificates are
generated and installed for each of the Control Panels detailed above.
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.
"Our dedicated Control Panel security
guide is the first of its kind to combine core information such as SSL
basics, commercial factors to consider when choosing an SSL provider,
and comprehensive SSL Certificate application and install
instructions." continues Steven Waite, "Control Panel customers should
have all their questions regarding the SSL protocol and how to set up
https on their website addressed in simple easy to understand terms."
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.
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.
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"
comments Paul Tourret, VP of Sales for FreeSSL.com, "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 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.