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Webcert price comparator

Below are the prices of certification, per annum, from all known tier 1 providers as of July 2008.

Comparing a number of professional level certificates against a True Business ID bought from SpaceReg. The certificates we are comparing are all from a well known brand with 99% browser ubquity, with a site seal, 256 bit encryption (the strongest available) and authentication of the company name as well as the domain.

Company nameEquivalent productPrice
VerisignSecure site pro995.00 USD
GeotrustTrue Business ID (Note 1)399.00 USD
GlobalSignOrganizationSSL Certificate349.00 USD
ThawteSSL web server certificate249.00 USD
EntrustAdvantage SSL Certificate199.00 USD
SpaceRegTrue Business ID140.00 USD

Note 1: The True Business ID sold on GeoTrusts site is exactly the same as the one sold by SpaceReg.

Comparing a number of entry level certificates against a RapidSSL bought from SpaceReg. The certificates we are comparing do not have all the qualities of a professional level certificate, they authenticate only the domain and some products have major deficiencies (shown in brackets beside the product name).

Company nameEquivalent productPrice
VerisignSecure site (40 bit encrytpion only)399.00 USD
ThawteSSL123 certificates149.00 USD
ComodoElite SSL (chained root authority)129.15 USD
GeoTrustRapidSSL (Note 2)79.00 USD
AlphaSSLAlphaSSL65.00 USD
SpaceRegRapidSSL31.00 USD

Note 2: The RapidSSL sold by SpaceReg is exactly the same as the RapidSSL sold by GeoTrust.

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