Symantec partners with hosting providers to offer free TLS certificates to website owners
Symantec wants to see the encrypted Web grow and will offer free basic SSL/TLS certificates to domain owners through Web hosting companies that join its new Encryption Everywhere program.
The company has already signed partnerships with more than ten hosting providers, including InterNetX, CertCenter, Hostpoint and Zoned in Europe, and is close to finalizing deals with ten others. The customers of those companies will receive a basic website encryption package that includes a standard TLS certificate valid for one year.
Depending on their needs, customers will also be able to opt for paid premium packages that include extended validation (EV) certificates or wildcard certificates that are valid for multiple websites hosted on different subdomains.