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  Post #46 (permalink)   01-07-2019, 07:09 AM
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I don't know anyone who has had a payout from an SSL Certificate vendor. As it's only if they have done something wrong that you would ever get paid.

Basically it's the level of trust that you get.

FreeSSL vs something someone has taken the time to pay for (on the DV and OV certs)

Again a further level of trust with an EV certificate as the vendors has made efforts to conclude you are who you say you are.

From an encryption point of view, any cert of a given bit size, calculated with the same algorithms (RSA for example) will be equally secure.
but you dont get validation with a free SSL
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In core, Both Free / Self Signed SSL and Paid SSL all do the same Job. But it is the perception that matters. Any thing we get for free will be having that much value " after all it is free " attitude. That makes the difference and the badges and additional Validation feature is good for paid ssl as any one who has the control of domain or server can setup SSL with free one.

But with Paid you really need to pay and validate. So It adds some more authenticity in the minds of the laymen.
 
 
 


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In core, Both Free / Self Signed SSL and Paid SSL all do the same Job. But it is the perception that matters. Any thing we get for free will be having that much value " after all it is free " attitude. That makes the difference and the badges and additional Validation feature is good for paid ssl as any one who has the control of domain or server can setup SSL with free one.

But with Paid you really need to pay and validate. So It adds some more authenticity in the minds of the laymen.
so if you come across a website selling adidas branded trainers for $5 then you would buy them as the site has the padlock (SSL cert).

Validations is in place for a reason to provide assurance the website is genuine as those setting up sites to sell fake goods will not pay for SSL Certs
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Advantages of Paid SSL over Free SSL
  1. Appearance - visitors come to know the difference between Paid and free SSL, the trust factor is more with Paid SSL
  2. Validity - free SSL is for 30 to 60 days. Paid SSL can be purchased for 2 years.
  3. Warranty - With Paid SSL, an insured amount is assigned with domain.
 
 
 
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