Mountain View, California – (The Hosting News) – May 22, 2008 – Internet security and infrastructure company, VeriSign, Inc., has passed an online security milestone, with over one million active SSL certificates.
The deployed one million active Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates, provide security for more than 93 percent of the Fortune 500 and the world’s 40 largest banks.
Chris Babel, Senior Vice President, SSL, VeriSign noted, ”As more consumers take greater advantage of the benefits of online shopping, they will need more assurances that the sites they visit are safe for their business. The milestone of VeriSign’s millionth active SSL Certificate extends an industry presence that already secures more Web servers than any other certificate authority and has established the VeriSign Secured Seal as the most trusted seal on the web. We will continue to work with our industry peers and customers to help provide more trusted places for online purchases for an even greater number of consumers.”
VeriSign’s SSL Certificates, including VeriSign, GeoTrust, and thawte brand certificates, help consumers guard against imposter web sites by verifying and providing information about the identity of the certificate owner, verifying that the certificate owner has rights to the domain name, and enabling encryption of sensitive information during online transactions.
When a user visits a web site protected by one of these certificates, the browser will display a closed padlock at the lower right hand corner of the browser window and ”https” in the URL address bar. This allows visitors to browse a page with a greater degree of confidence that they have reached the Web site they intend to visit and not an imposter site.
The VeriSign Secured Seal, which includes the widely recognized ”VeriSign check mark,” indicates that a web page is secured by VeriSign-brand SSL Certificates. The seal is recognized worldwide as a symbol of trust and online security and is a common fixture on the Web pages of leading online merchants, financial services providers and other businesses.
Chris Christiansen, Program Vice President of security products and service, IDC added, ”This milestone of VeriSign’s millionth active SSL Certificate demonstrates the company’s considerable industry presence and has established the VeriSign Secured Seal as one of the most trusted seals on the Internet.”
A TNS Research study found that seventy-nine percent of U.S. online shoppers are familiar with the VeriSign Secured Seal, more than any other mark2. The seal is viewed by consumers over 150 million times per day and has been tested and proven to help increase transactions by as much as 31 percent. The VeriSign Secured Seal appears on over 90,000 domains in 145 countries around the world.
VeriSign’s SSL certificates include the popular brands VeriSign, GeoTrust, thawte and RapidSSL. Learn more about the VeriSign SSL Certificates and the VeriSign Secured Seal at: www.verisign.com/ssl/index.html.
VeriSign, Inc. provides Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, VeriSign helps companies and consumers all over the world engage in communications and commerce with confidence.
For more information about VeriSign, Inc., please visit: www.verisign.com.