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I am about to launch an online shopping site (currently running http) and I was thinking heavily of moving to SSL which includes a green bar, because this is very important.
However, when I first checked it out, I found it was very expensive at first. But then I found a unbelievable price, for which I can't find the reason behind it.
Verisign (now called Symantec) offers the SSL I want (Symantec Secure Site Pro with EV SSL Certificates) for $1499 per year, which I find quite expensive.
I saw that the same thing could be obtained from Comodo (EV SSL - Extended Validation SSL Certificates) for just $99 per year.
There is a really large difference between these two prices, and I don't understand why. I am really attracted to the Comodo certificate, because it's very inexpensive, but I am not sure, because my mind says there has got to be a CATCH here.
What is the actual difference? Is there a big catch? OR is it just branding? (I really don't think it is, because of the huge gap in price)