Whenever we’re choosing a service for our business, we only want what’s best for our business. However, we’re often limited by our budget.
Even if you’re working with a restricted budget, this doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality.
This is particularly important when it comes to SSL certificates. Looking for cheaper options may seem to be more beneficial for your business at the time, but it can amount to huge loss later.
Data security should be your priority. If your customer’s data is hacked because of a weak certificate, it is bound to affect your business. Here are four more reasons to switch now:
1. Cost and value don’t match
Lower costs for some certificates become their most attractive feature. Explore the feature in detail. This will help you find the actual value of these certificates.
It’s useless to obtain a certificate if it doesn’t offer appropriate security or has a functional problem. If there is a loophole in the certificate that makes it vulnerable to cyber crimes, run the opposite direction!
2. Insufficient features and benefits offered
Some affordable SSL providers offer free tools with the certificate to further enhance their function. Others only offer essential features.
Make sure you’re aware of your business needs. This is the only way to find if a particular certificate provider will be able to meet all your business needs. If your certificate provider doesn’t offer those features, switch!
3. Inefficient service and support
Execution of a service makes it efficient or inefficient. If the services are constantly troubling you or if their customer support staff doesn’t respond to queries in a timely manner, it is a sign that you need to switch.
There are some companies which will offer a good service at the start, but won’t continue the quality throughout the life of the certificate.
Cost comes here again. You don’t want to commit to a low cost certificate with a company that doesn’t offer 24 hour support. Multiple contact options are another good sign of a reliable service.
4. Trust and compatibility issues present
Security relies very much on trust. Your website depends on the SSL certificate provider to offer a comprehensive solution and complete support. If you can’t rely on them for any reason, you should look for another provider.