Security is one issue that is on the mind of millions of website owners throughout the world. It’s good to know that more people are paying attention to the risks and have taken the steps needed to secure their sites. Earlier this year, VeriSign Inc., the leading online security and infrastructure company, reached a tremendous milestone with more than one million current SSL certificates. Deployment of the one millionth active SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate attributes to the solid security used by well over 90% of today’s Fortune 500 Companies and some of the largest banks in the world.
Chris Babel, senior vice president at VeriSign, notes that consumers need a greater level of assurance that the sites they visit online are safe to do business with. The milestone of one million active SSL certificates demonstrates the firm’s presence in the industry. Babel went on to state that VeriSign will continue to collaborate with its industry peers and help customers find most secure places for making purchases online. Already responsible for securing more servers than any other internet security company, the VeriSign Secured Seal has become the most trusted of all on the web.
SSL certificates issued by VeriSign include VeriSign, GeoTrust and Thawte, all of which help to safeguard consumers against fraudulent websites by providing and validating information about the owner of the certificate. Consumers can learn the identity of the person they are dealing with and if the certificate holder is the legal owner of the domain name. Most of all, these SSL certificates encrypt the customer’s personal information during internet transactions. When a consumer visits a site equipped with such a certificate, their browser will display a padlock icon as well as HTTPS in the address bar. This enables visitors to browse a web page with a greater level of confidence, helping them to feel comfortable about dealing with a legitimate site.
The most widely recognized of all, the VeriSign Secured Seal gives indication that a particular web page is protected with a brand of SSL certificate issued by VeriSign itself. Throughout the world, this seal represents trust and security, one that has become a common fixture to validate leading online merchants, financial institutions and other prominent businesses on the internet.
A recent study conducted by TNS Research shows that 79% of online shoppers in the United States are familiar with VeriSign’s Secured Seal, trusting it more than other mark on the internet. This seal is viewed well over 150 million time each day, thoroughly tested and proven to help boost online transactions by as much as 31%. The study also reveals that the VeriSign Secured Seal can be found on more than 90,000 sites in over 140 countries across the globe.
Since the late 90s, VeriSign has been providing services for a reliable internet infrastructure to secure the huge world of networked computers. Countless of times each day, its trusted SSL certificates and recognizable seals help businesses and consumers from worlds apart engage in secure E-commerce transactions with the utmost confidence.