Dedicated SSL Strength

Discussion in 'Pre-sales questions' started by Guest, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    How many bits in the encryption strength for the:

    (1) RapidSSL

    (2) GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium

    (3) GeoTrust True BusinessID with EV

  2. They're all the same, 256-bit.
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    So, may I ask, what is the difference between RapidSSL and GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium? Thanks.
  4. ComputerMan

    ComputerMan Winhost Staff

  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for the links.

    It appears that RapidSSL is owned by GeoTrust?

    If they're technically the same, I guess a hacker has equal chance of compromising either brand cert.

    Unless I'm mistaken, it seems that the warranty difference is just a marketing thing and therefore a reason to charge more for the same technical protection.
  6. Well, a warranty is a warranty. If you can demonstrate that you've been compromised, they'll pay you $X. There is always cost associated with a warranty. Remember the last time you bought some electronic device worth more than a couple hundred dollars and they tried to sell you "extended protection"?

    The reason that 99.99% of security certificates top out at 256 bit is because that is more than adequate protection for 99.99% of sites. Unless your site hosts sensitive financial or government information (and you wouldn't host that on a shared server anyway, right?), the likelihood is that you fall in that 99.99%.
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thank you for the prompt responses.

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