Which is the Best cheap EV SSL ?

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  1. acanact

    acanact New Member

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    Im looking for an economical solution. Comodo used to offer $49 onetime trials bit no more.

    The best Im.getting is from gogetssl at $75.

    Please Advise.
     
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    All any certificate does is provide a way for the browser to encrypt the data it sends to a website to ensure nobody can see it as it travels along the internet.

    Regular certificates are easy to get. With Let’s Encrypt they’re instant, free and just as secure as the regular certificates you pay for from GoDaddy et al. You get the same green lock in the browser. (Self-signed “ACME” certificates are technically just as secure, but your visitors won’t get the green lock because the browser doesn’t trust you.)

    But regular certificates don’t say anything about your site. All they say is the data will get securely to you. They don’t say who you are.

    EV certificates are a pain in the ass. A royal pain in the ass. You’ll need to really prove to one of those trusted companies that you are really you. And then they give you a special certificate with your name on it.

    The only benefit is that browsers will treat this certificate differently. Instead of just a green lock, you will get a big green bar with your company name. On mobile, the whole address bar turns green. Why? Because not only is the connection secure, one of the trusted SSL companies is vouching for you and certify that the company running this website is who they say they are.

    While standard certificates are free, EV certificates will never, ever be free. The laborious, annoying act of confirming you are who you say you are requires time and manpower which costs them money.

    If an organization like Let’s Encrypt wanted to offer some automated, easy, instant and free way to issue EV certificates, they’d lose their whole purpose. They are supposed to be hard to get! That’s kind of the point.

    So is it worth it? It’s up to you. Do you believe your customers will respond better to a green bar vs. a green lock? Is your company security driven? Is customer trust a pain point?

    For most sites, the answer is no, the cost of an EV is NOT worth it. But if you’re a huge company and a few hundred bucks is a drop and you can just have your secretary worry about the paperwork and calling the ssl company, then yeah go for it.
     
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