I've been wondering for a long time about is. There are many certificate authorities having different types of certificates. But even certificates of the same security level cost a lot more with one certificate provider than with the other.
I'm aware that there are many types of certificates, but even certificates of the same security level cost a lot more with one certificate authority than with the other.
For instance rapidSSL offers certificates at 50 dollars, but if you want the equivalent from Verisign you pay 10 times that amount.
I'm just wondering what the difference is between all the authorities. Is it just a marketing strategy, because people think: "The more expensive, the more secure?".