Sweet Scott; thanks for the great information. I feel the same way you
do. If people are using a browser(s) that old; worrying about SSL seems
almost comical, eh ? :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Scott Klement
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 4:31 PM
To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users
Subject: Re: [PCTECH] SSL Certs - VeriSign vs Thawte

Hi Chuck,

I've been using Thawte for about 5 years, never had a problem.

Basically, the issue is that the original browsers only supported
VeriSign. 2-3 years later, they added support for Thawte. Several
years after that, they added another CA, etc, etc.

The big e-commerce sites don't want to mess with the chance of being
unsupported. They'll pay twice as much for verisign, because in the
greater scheme of things, a few hundred extra dollars doesn't matter to
them, they'd rather be 100% compatible with everything out there.

On the other hand, the major browsers have all supported Thawte for more

than a decade at this point. Do I care that much about people using 10
year old browsers? (Frankly, the HTML , JavaScript, CSS, etc on my site

won't work for them, anyway!)

Then you start asking "what about folks who aren't simple PC users?"
like internet kiosks at the airport, people surfing on their cell
phones... all the different varied ways that you can get on. Do they
all support Thawte? The lingering doubt may push you to Verisign...

But like I said, ours is Thawte, has been for years, never had a problem

or complaint...

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