SSL (secure sockets layer) certificates are essential for all websites today, because they secure them and ensure your logins, your credit card transactions, social media data and so on, are safe from online threats.
SSL is easily recognizable through the HTTPS protocol appearing where your URL is, instead of the HTTP one and also through the lock symbol.
All serious websites use SSL certificates, whether we are talking about banks, online stores, social media websites and others. SSL protected websites use encryption that varies from 128 to 256-bit.
The benefits of SSL Certificates
As we’ve already mentioned it, SSL protected websites are a first sign that the website is serious and safe to use and they offer trust-worthiness to the users.
They also improve conversion rates and boost your Google rankings.
They are a great security measure for online financial transactions and data transfer in general.
Comodo SSL - What are their benefits?
These SSL certificates are issued by a very experienced company, with a lot of experience in the field. Comodo Group Inc. has been on the security software market for more than 20 years. They are in fact the inventors of the EV (Extended Validation) SSL certificate, one of the three main types of SSL certificates available on the market today. The other two types are Domain Validated (DV SLL) and Organization Validated (OV SSL).
Comodo offers all types of certificates, including a free one, for 90 days.
Pros of the free SSL certificate offered by Comodo
The free SSL certificate offered by Comodo is valid for 90 days and it is just as trust-worthy as their paid ones. All major browsers and devices will recognize and trust it.
This free of charge certificate is issued within minutes and the entire process takes place over the internet; no papers, no delays.
They use 256-bit encryption, which is really high.
The free certificates are limited to one issuance/domain.
How much do the paid SSL certificates cost?
In addition to the free certificates, Comodo also has a lot of paid options to choose from: Wildcard, EV SSL, SSL UCC, Comodo PositiveSSL. Comodo is renowned for having some of the lowest rates in the industry.
Comodo PositiveSSL - $7.27/year
InstantSSL Premium - $56.06/year
EV Certificates - $74.99/year
Wildcard - $72.31/year
UCC - $121.06/year
All certificates are recognized by 99.9% of browsers and use 256-bit encryption.
Depending on the type of certificate you opt for, the time of issuance varies from immediate, to an hour, 1, 3 and up to 5 days, in the case of EV certificates.
Certificates have a validity of up to 4 years and secure a single domain name.
Technical support is ensured with all Comodo certificates and it is offered via email and the ticketing system. There is also a useful knowledge base on their website.
All Comodo certificates come with a warranty and its value varies depending on the type of certificate. The smallest value is $10,000 for the Comodo PositiveSSL certificates and goes up to $250,000 for UCC and InstantSSL Premium.
If you subscribe for at least one year, Comodo offers daily scans for your website. Of course, the padlock logo and the secure ‘https’ protocol are also included.
All certificates come with a 30-day money back guarantee.