Nicholas Firth-McCoy makes a really great point regarding the pricing conventions used today for SaaS applications. The question is Should customers be charged more for security?
Nicholas nails the answer right on the head with this remark:
However, I think we should draw the line at inventing "security features".
Imagine a service that offered you 'hashed passwords', 'encrypted credit card storage', 'backed up data' or 'up to date libraries' if you pay for their advanced plan. Not cool, right?
So why are we charging extra for SSL?