Needham, Massachusetts – (The Hosting News) – January 17, 2006 – Website digital security company, GeoTrust, Inc., has announced a new solution for organizations
that deploy multiple SSL server certificates to ensure network security. ESSL
Premium provides organizations with enhanced certificate management capabilities
and next-generation ubiquity to support the increasing number of mobile,
handheld and entertainment devices that require secure connections to enterprise
The new security product complements GeoTrust’s broad line of SSL
certificate solutions, which are deployed by more than 100,000 customers
The market for SSL certificates continues to expand, driven by the desire of an increasing number of corporations to open their networks to customers and partners using applications such as secure portals. These companies are choosing easy-to-implement SSL certificates to control access to sensitive data, documents and applications. In 2005, GeoTrust issued more SSL certificates than any other certificate authority in the world, according to data published by internet market research firm Netcraft.
Acording to Joan Lockhart, Vice President, Marketing at GeoTrust, ”GeoTrust has grown to become the second largest certificate authority in a short time by offering products that are more easily deployed and managed than those of our competitors. The introduction of ESSL Premium furthers our commitment to providing the best products and value to our customers. Its support for a broad range of wireless and next-generation devices is important to any customer with a global reach.
According to market research firm In-Stat/MDR, the global wireless market is expected to grow to more than 2 billion users by 2007, adding an average of 186 million new subscribers each year. In the U.S. alone, the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association counts nearly 180 million wireless subscribers today. This growth is driving demand for products and services which can be used to ensure that end users are able to securely access Web- based applications from numerous types of mobile devices.”
According to the company, the following are the ESSL Premium Service Features:
* Full organization and domain authentication, with 24-hour turnaround
* Fully owned roots for highest stability
* Patented “smart” site seals for added credibility
* GeoSure $250,000 warranty for added protection
* Unlimited, free self-service reissues
* Dedicated account executive
* Web-based certificate lifecycle management and administration
* Automatic renewal reminders and early renewal options
* World-class customer support and training
* More than 99 percent browser ubiquity, supporting mobile and special-
* Flexible, value-based certificate options, including:
— Multi-year certificates
— Wildcard certificates
— No set-up or operational costs
ESSL Premium certificates are available now and are sold in blocks of ten certificates or more.
To learn more about GeoTrust, please visit: www.geotrust.com.