Verisign certificates: Why so expensive?

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by spinnaker, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. spinnaker

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    So it is that time of year were I need to order SSL certificates for a couple of servers I support at work. We are charged $230 a server!

    Why so freaking expensive? What on earth does Verisign do for that kind of money? They must be making a fortune.

    And who graced them with the ability to sell certificates? Are there competitors?
     
  2. bretm

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  3. spinnaker

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    All I can say is these companies are making a fortune for doing very, very little. I imagine there is some insurance liability on their end but other that that their cost have to be minimal.
     
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