Launches Aggressive Trade-up Promotion;
Offers FREE SSL Certificates to Convert thawte Customers
FreeSSL.com Will Enable
Customers with thawte Certificates to Trade-up to
RapidSSL(TM) Certificate Program for FREE!
DENVER, CO − June 22, 2004 --
FreeSSL.com, the SSL certificate security specialist and a leader in
automated certificate issuance, has announced an aggressive trade-up
promotion targeted at thawte SSL server certificate customers.
FreeSSL.com will give a free one-year secure sockets layer (SSL) server
certificate to any existing thawte customer if they renew or replace
their current thawte certificate with a RapidSSL certificate.
“thawte customers have been flocking
to FreeSSL.com to experience a faster, more automated issuance process
for SSL certificates -- at a significantly better price. And recent
market share reports, such as Netcraft, bear out that thawte, and its
parent company VeriSign, are losing ground against their competitors,”
stated Paul Tourret, vice president of sales for FreeSSL.com. “We are
so convinced that customers who use FreeSSL.com products will remain
satisfied customers, that we are offering a free certificate to prove
it. We want thawte customers to have a better alternative, and that’s
FreeSSL.com,” he added.
RapidSSL is a product offering that
includes FreeSSL.com's leading StarterSSL(TM) certificate bundled with
live, one-to-one support from FreeSSL.com's expert customer service
staff. The RapidSSL package includes a 128-bit StarterSSL certificate
that is a highly-trusted, single-root install SSL certificate.
StarterSSL has been extremely successful as an entry-level product for
the small-to-medium size business marketplace, easing the application
process for obtaining a certificate using FreeSSL.com's patent-pending
automated domain control issuance process. StarterSSL has also avoided
the sometimes difficult and extensive installation issues that can be
associated with "chained root" certificates, often offered by other
entry-level Certificate Authorities, such as Comodo and thawte. The
enhanced support available with RapidSSL ensures that a customer's SSL
application and installation process is streamlined, trouble-free and
If a customer has a valid non-expired
thawte certificate, FreeSSL.com will give that customer a free one-year
RapidSSL certificate. RapidSSL is normally priced at $99.00 (U.S.) for
a one-year certificate and can be purchased online from
www.freessl.com. Multi-year discounts are available on 2- or 3-year
FreeSSL.com (www.freessl.com) is an Internet security specialist,
focused 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
small-to-medium size business marketplace and offers the StarterSSL,
FreeSSL and ChainedSSL Wildcard certificate brands. FreeSSL.com also
offers Professional Level certificates and identity assurance solutions
FreeSSL.com issue single root
certificates through the industry's fastest certificate provisioning
system, resulting in certificates that are issued in minutes (24/7/365)
and installed in seconds. FreeSSL.com owns the trusted root
certificates used to issue its certificate portfolio and also 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.