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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."

About FreeSSL.com
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) 870 4325190.

(C) 2003 FreeSSL.com.



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