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Digital Certificate - Alternate Providers

 12:34 am on Jan 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

We are setting up SSL on a site and can choose between Equifax, Thawte, and Verisign as digital certificate providers. Verisign is twice the price of Thawte, and three times as much as Equifax. Any reason not to go with the least expensive? I don't think Equifax is going to vanish overnight on us.



 12:45 am on Jan 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

No problem with equifax here. I use it on several sites, The only diff to the user would be the logo (if you display it). Customer service is okay too if you have an issue.


 1:02 am on Jan 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

There's geotrust also. They're the cheapest I've seen... but I haven't looked at Equifax's services, so I can't say absolutely.


 10:29 pm on Jan 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

Just so's you know...
Geotrust acquires Equifax Digital Certificate Business Geotrust has wasted little time spending the money, announcing the purchase of Equifax's digital certificate business, at a stroke becoming the leading competitor to Verisign in SSL certification. Equifax, through pricing certificates at $99, has clawed back around 3% market share from Verisign, which at one stage after the Thawte acquisition stood at 99%.

this from the GeoTrust.com website.


 9:06 am on Jan 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've not used them yet but [ssl4less.com...] 's website says this:
"For $79, you receive a solid, dependable, secure 128 Bit Equifax SSL Certificate"

From memory Verisign will offer you some form of insurance if your certificate is compromised - if this is an issue for you then it may be worth paying more.

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