Hostway UK, a web hosting provider, today announced it is offering a 50% discount on industry standard 128 bit SSL certificates. At £35 per annum, the 128 bit GeoTrust QuickSSL premium certificates will be the lowest cost single root certificate available.
The Company says that an automated 2-step validation enables the certificate to be verified immediately without the need to fax in paperwork, which, it is hoped, will further encourage users to take up the offer. Traditionally, SSL technology has been a prohibitive cost for the lower-end user. By lowering the standard price for SSL, Hostway is hoping more site owners will be able to show their customers they can be confident of transacting safely on their sites.
"With the Christmas period looming, e-tailers need to make sure that consumers can shop safely on their sites," said Thomas Herbert, product manager at Hostway. "By offering SSL certificates at a lower price, we hope that more ecommerce shops will be able to confidently conduct sales over the festive season."