Verisign SSL information

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.
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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.

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MikeMCSDAuthor Commented:
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.
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 .. :)

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