| 5:34 pm on Feb 28, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|if you click on the McAfee secure verification on our site it now comes up in French. We're in the US. |
I'd send a follow-up letter to them with this information and explain that you are dropping them because apparently THEY have been hacked. :)
| 6:26 pm on Feb 28, 2013 (gmt 0)|
You'd think by now there would be dozens of competitors offering the same service, bringing the price way down.
| 6:31 pm on Feb 28, 2013 (gmt 0)|
We dropped them over a year ago, probably closer to 2 maybe. Our sales are through the roof, up 50% over last year.
| 6:37 pm on Feb 28, 2013 (gmt 0)|
We may go with Commodo for the visuals for customers.
I doubt people even pay that much attention to them at all.
After many viruses were found running rampent on my daughters computer equipped with mcafee anti-virus software, I stopped using them for that as well....
| 7:30 pm on Feb 28, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Take a look at trust guard for a cheap visual. They also offer PCI scanning to make the merchant processors happy.
| 1:42 pm on Mar 1, 2013 (gmt 0)|
If you take CC's over the net your merchant account has a provider that does this type of scan for security issues. Mine is part of the cost of keeping my merchant account. I think it is 200-300 year. securitymetrics
| 2:14 pm on Mar 1, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Comodo HackerGuardian PCI Scan Compliancy offers good discounts also.
1 year is 399 $/year, while two years are only 399 $/year and the three year plan is a real bargain at an affordable 399 $/Year ;)
| 10:39 pm on Mar 1, 2013 (gmt 0)|
We were able to talk them down on a last minute deal. If they aren't willing to negotiate with you, a 5-year customer, I would move on. Like others mentioned there are several other seals. Maybe you could get an estimate from one of the other seals and bring that to McAfee saying you'll take your business elsewhere if they don't come down in price.
Truthfully we picked up the seal mainly because our major competitors were. I was always iffy about seals actually boosting conversion rates... especially the hype sales staff will put behind them. Our conversion rate is up since installing the seal in 2011 but there are many reasons for this besides a security seal.