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.