Protect Your e-Commerce Business with SSL Certificates

May 18, 2013 | By Editor 

There is currently a rather large on-going debate in the blogosphere surrounding whether technology users should pay for SSL Certificate programs or be allowed to download SSL for free.  While both sides of this debate have solid reasons and proof to back up their SSL claims, the fact stands that the decision to pay or use free SSL should be based on each individual or business’ needs.

One thing that all sides can agree on is that all technology users, regardless of whether they use a Mac, PC, Linux, or other manufacturer’s device, need to take precautions to protect their investments. And this is often done by using reliable SSL security platforms. While all computers are made to include safety and security features intended to protect the user’s network, they are not perfect – or even 80 percent effective in securing the user’s network. New malware, viruses, Trojan horses, and other cyber threats are released daily, so it is important that computer users take steps to further safeguard their virtual environment by either downloading free SSL Certificates or paying for upgraded certificates to obtain lasting, upgraded protection.

Regardless of which type of SSL certificate you decide is right for you – paid or free – there are a few components that you should confirm are included in your package. For one, consider the way in which you use your device.

If you are a casual computer user who uses your device primarily for word processing and design work you pose very little risk. However, as an e-commerce business owner, odds are that you have a need to protect your website thoroughly and to protect each shopper’s personal information and transaction details. You need to consider SSL with a myriad of protection features, such as Comodo’s SSL Certificates. This will protect your device and strengthen your online protection with the following:

  • Daily downloads to update your SSL with the latest in virus protection
  • Cloud-based scanning features that are easy to process and don’t impact your computer’s speed or efficiency
  • Easy-to-use interfaces
  • Tech support and user-friendly installation
  • GeekBuddy™  support 24/7 – the support team answers your question and provides remote technical support anywhere, anytime you need it

As you consider which SSL certificate and version is right for your e-commerce business, you should also consider your device’s capabilities against the computer storage, speed, and System Requirements for each option. If you choose to download Comodo’s SSL Certificates, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 / Vista / XP SP2 / Windows 8
  • Memory – Minimum of 152 MB RAM / 400 MB hard disk space

These SSL requirements are the same whether you choose to install Comodo’s free SSL Certificate or to upgrade to the paid versions.

Regardless of whether you choose to move forward with free SSL Certificates or paid security certificates, it is important to install some type of protection to provide security to your website and business as well as your clients. Make sure that the certificate you install comes from a trusted provider with proven SSL technologies, such as Comodo.

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