World’s Fastest Growing Web Hosting Company Extends Partnership; Exclusively Offers GeoTrust Digital Certificates for Securing Customers’ Web Sites
GeoTrust, Inc., a leader in identity and security solutions for e-business and the second largest certificate authority, today announced that IPOWERWEB, Inc., the world’s fastest growing Web site hosting provider, has extended its reseller agreement and will now offer GeoTrust SSL certificates exclusively to IPOWERWEB customers. The Santa Monica, California-based company serves over 220,000 small- and medium-sized enterprises in more than 150 countries and has won the “Best Web Host of the Year” award from 100 Best Web Site Hosting for the last two years. IPOWERWEB customers will now have the option of purchasing GeoTrust digital SSL server certificates to ensure trusted e-commerce transactions.
“We’ve made implementing online commerce solutions affordable and simple for even our smallest business customers,” said Thomas Gorny, CEO of IPOWERWEB. “Every Web site doing e-business needs an SSL certificate to protect sensitive data during an online transaction. We chose GeoTrust as our security partner because their business model parallels our own — they provide a great product, at a great price that’s easy for customers to implement.”
GeoTrust SSL certificate technology ensures that Internet communications are secure and have not been tampered with during transmission. IPOWERWEB’S customers and their consumers will be able to safely conduct transactions by using GeoTrust’s QuickSSL(R) technology. QuickSSL and QuickSSL Premium products are commercial quality, 128-bit SSL digital certificates that encrypt communications between Web browsers and servers and can be vetted and issued in minutes. This patent-pending automated and rapid turnaround process beats the competition’s multiple-day wait for certificate delivery and enables companies to begin securing e-business transactions almost immediately.
GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium comes with a smart seal for companies to prominently display on their sites. The seal guarantees online visitors they will be protected by the highest level of encryption possible and assures them that credit card numbers and other confidential information cannot be intercepted or altered.
“We are pleased to have IPOWERWEB as a valued partner, and know that our proven security solutions for e-business will provide a high degree of trust to their customers’ online transactions,” said Neal Creighton, GeoTrust’s CEO. “Our automated authentication and certificate issuance process is unparalleled in the industry, and that’s the primary reason we are the fastest growing large Certificate Authority in North America.”