NEEDHAM, Mass., June 29 /PRNewswire/ — GeoTrust, Inc., a leader in
identity verification solutions for e-business and a leading issuer of SSL
(secure sockets layer) certificates for web security, today announced that it
has been selected by AlwaysOn as one of the Top 100 Private Company award
winners. GeoTrust continues to gain more active certificates than any other
certificate authority, including VeriSign, according to Netcraft data.
GeoTrust delivers client certificates for secure access and secure
communications, in addition to SSL certificates for web security.
The AlwaysOn (AO) editorial team evaluated more than one thousand
companies nominated by venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry
analysts. It based its selection on five criteria — innovation, market
potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value. The AO100 will be
honored at AO2005 on July 19. The summit will be held from July 19 through
July 21 at Stanford University where GeoTrust CEO, Neal Creighton, will be
”The AO100 companies are shaping today’s web-driven, connected
environment,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. ”We were
inundated with nominations from leading companies, many of which I hope will
appear on our list next year. My congratulations to each AO100 winner — these
are the companies which we predict will have the greatest market traction,
strongest innovation and most game-changing approaches this year.”
”Identity verification and digital credentialing are increasingly critical
services in our online economy,” said Neal Creighton, president and CEO of
GeoTrust. ”When two parties who do not have a previous relationship want to
transact business online, a trusted third party must stand up and vouch for
their identities. GeoTrust is the brand that more organizations are putting
their trust in to perform this function and to secure network transactions.”
GeoTrust’s business has grown considerably as more business processes move
online, and more identity fraud, phishing attacks and viruses threaten e-
commerce and corporate networks. The company provides a range of identity
verification products and services to over one hundred thousand customers
worldwide. Digital certificates secure sensitive information passing over
public networks such as the Internet. These include web security services to
protect online transactions; enterprise services to safeguard network access,
online communication and digital transactions; identity verification services
for web sites, businesses and individuals; and signing technologies that
digitally bind people to documents and ensure the integrity of computer code.
AlwaysOn is transforming the communication business with its online
blogging network, establishing it as a leader in the Open Media revolution.
Borrowing from the underground traditions of blogging and social networking,
AlwaysOn (http://www.alwayson-network.com/) was launched in 2003. Today, AO’s
annual Summit @ Stanford and OnHollywood events, print ”blogozine” and online
services encourage direct collaboration between global thought leaders and
technology insiders. No other media brand has dared allow such openness
amongst its readers and participants. AlwaysOn, LLC, is a privately held and
virtually headquartered company born out of the heart of Silicon Valley.
About GeoTrust, Inc.
GeoTrust is a leader in identity verification and trust services for e-
business. Its products include web security services for secure e-commerce
transactions, identity verification, managed security services and TrustWatch
(http://www.trustwatch.com), a free toolbar and search site that helps
consumers recognize whether a site has been verified and is safe for the
exchange of confidential information. With more than 100,000 companies
worldwide using its technology for online security, GeoTrust has rapidly
become the second largest digital certificate provider in the world. Visit
http://www.geotrust.com for more information.
GeoTrust is a registered trademark of GeoTrust, Inc. All other product
names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.