Friday, January 1, 2010

VeriSign Announces Availability of Extended Validation SSL Certificates

VeriSign, a provider of intelligent infrastructure for the networked world, today announced the general availability of its Extended Validation SSL Certificates.

The new SSL certificate helps protect users against online fraudulent activity by providing third party verification of a website's authenticity. These new certificates supports Microsoft's IE7 and Vista OS and also incorporates VeriSign's EV Upgrader technology enabling all Windows XP clients using IE7 to display the same green address bar and other interface enhancements as Windows Vista clients.

VeriSign's Extended Validation SSL certificates also provides a visual cue that these sites are who they claim to be and that their online transactions are secured by encryption. When a user enters a URL in a supporting browser such as IE7, the browser address bar will turn green, indicating that the site's identity has been verified using known, reliable authentication methodology. The green browser bar will also display the registered organization's name and the name of the SSL provider, which allows site visitors to confirm the genuine name of the businesses they are interacting with online.



  1. Very welcome annoucement of the general availability. A Verisign SSL Cert is often the most trusted provider with 95% of the Fortune 500 sites choosing VeriSign SSL certificates to protect their websites. I have recently sourced and purchased one for my corporate site via SSL247 and look forward in seeing the trusted EV green browser bar on my site.

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