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StartCom Ltd.
Eilat, Israel
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
StartCom Free SSL Certificate Project
 
Eilat, Israel, February 20, 2005 - StartCom Ltd., the open source vendor and distributor of StartCom Linux Operating Systems, is offering free server SSL certificates through its new StartCom Free SSL Certificate Project. SSL certificates are used for encrypting and securing the traffic between a browser and web server and are a must for e-commerce sites and others. However the securing of such web sites can be a rather costly...and StartCom decided to bring down a myth about so called secure and trusted web sites.
 
- During this month, StartCom built and tested its web site and certificate producing wizard with a handful of volunteers and eager testers in order to prove one thing: That SSL certificates can cost much less or may even be free of charge! Since the purpose of a secured and encrypted SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection is not supposed to give you the impression, that a website is trustworthy or even say anything about its identity (for this you should use your brain and common sense), but to make the content between a browser and the server unreadable, StartCom thinks, that it's on high time to stop this multi-million dollar business of implied security.
 
- Better yet, check for yourself the explanation and theory StartCom offers. See their ideas of Free SSL Certificates and try them out yourself. The simple, but interesting website is ready to serve the Internet community with free 128-bit certificates signed by the Free SSL Certification Authority of StartCom and let it win another piece of freedom!
 
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Additional Resources:
 
http://cert.startcom.org (StartCom Free SSL Certificate Project)
http://www.startcom.org (StartCom Linux Operating Systems)