Verisign SSL information

Posted on 2006-03-28
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
Is anyone using Verisign for their eCommerce Store?
If so, how much are you paying?  I went to their site but it is confusing.

They have one $350 and one for $995.

I'm just looking for the very basic SSL that is good enough for an online store.
I need it for customer information forms.
(the credit card SSL is handled by
I currently have Thawte but I think its important to have the "brand name" now, . .
with people having a fear of shopping online more than ever, thanks to the media
scaring them.
Question by:MikeMCSD
    LVL 6

    Accepted Solution

    Difference in price varies because of different levels of security. 350 is for 40bit SSL and 995 is for 128b. With the upcoming IE7 that should have 128b standard protection i wouldnt recommend anything below that count. If 995 sounds like too much, there are other respectible companies that do the same. Previously I dealt with ($500 for 128b) and i can tell that they do their job well.

    But again to finish the higher the number the more protection you get against hacking in, and thus the price increase. If you can tolerate less security noone is going to stop you, afterall they all look like a lock on the browser anyways.

    Best Regards,
    LVL 16

    Author Comment

    thanks margant . . Still don't know if it is better to go with the Verisgn brand name . .
    might get more sales . . don't really know.  People know that name more than any other
    and all the major sites use Verisgn.
    LVL 6

    Expert Comment

    Brand name recognition is very important especially for security.
    Users trained for Verisign logo on sites like, and are more likely to associate to your verisign logo rather then a less expensive and less known alternative. For that reason alone i recommend my clients to always go for a higher and more respectible brand. For example - logo shows 7-15% sales increase for the sites displaying their logo, as it is more reassuring for those troubled with loosing their identity to a virtual thief. Thus if resources allow - go with Verisign .. if not then consider alternatives or getting more security sertifications like ( or sertifying for or secure visa and amex programs. Or if you dont want to deal with this all - outsource your payment to paypal or yahoo small business platform and sleep without worries .. :)

    Best Regards,
    LVL 16

    Author Comment


    Featured Post

    Maximize Your Threat Intelligence Reporting

    Reporting is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of a world-class threat intelligence program. Here’s how to do it right.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Suggested Solutions

    E-commerce is quite a gambling world, and you should never entrust your business to a lucky chance. In order to outrun your competitors in a race to attract as many customers as possible, you need to have a well thought-out strategy under your belt.…
    Envision that you are chipping away at another e-business site with a team of pundit developers and designers. Everything seems, by all accounts, to be going easily.
    Explain concepts important to validation of email addresses with regular expressions. Applies to most languages/tools that uses regular expressions. Consider email address RFCs: Look at HTML5 form input element (with type=email) regex pattern: T…
    This tutorial demonstrates how to identify and create boundary or building outlines in Google Maps. In this example, I outline the boundaries of an enclosed skatepark within a community park.  Login to your Google Account, then  Google for "Google M…

    746 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    16 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now