Hi, I am now in process of choosing ssl certificate from certificate authority for one of the sites I administer and I got confused.
I visited numerous sites offering certs and I concluded:
- I don't need EV certificate
- 128 bit certificates can vary in price at different providers from $25 to $100 and higher
- some sites are offering 128 bit at lower price and 256 or 515 bit certs at higher prices
I don't understand why are some certs so expensive? Doesn't 128 bit cert form any provider at any price provide the same level of security?
I thought 128 bit encryption is unbreakable. Why do someone buys 256 or 512 bit cert at higher price?
Some of those more expensive certs are offering "higher level of security", warranties... Is that only marketing or there is some real value behind additional features?
no encryption is unbreakable, its just a metter of the time it takes to break it, however the differences are largely marketing related.
if you arewn't sure what to get, i would recommend. http://www.trustico.com/products/rap...ertificate.php - i've used them before, and they are cheap, very fast (normally within 30 mins to a few hours), and easy to work with - just don't forget to either save the details or buy their insurance so they keep a record of your certificate.
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