DebtHelp.com First Non-Certificate Authority to Deploy EV SSL Security Certificate

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DebtHelp.com, a leading debt information company that specializes in connecting consumers with debt solution providers, recently deployed a new type of SSL certificate--the Extended Validation SSL certificate.

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DebtHelp.com, a leading debt information company that specializes in connecting consumers with debt solution providers, recently deployed a new type of SSL certificate--the Extended Validation SSL certificate--in order to protect consumers against online fraud. The EV SSL certificate was introduced on January 4th, and is a major step in combating online phishing by assuring online consumers of DebtHelp's validity as a reputable Internet site.

DebtHelp.com is a leader in Internet security, and was "the first non-CA to put an EV certificate into production," says Tim Callan of VeriSign. Phishing sites have become harder to detect because of more complex methods of obscuring Web site owners' identities. With previous SSL certificates failing to detect fraudulent Web sites, DebtHelp.com has stepped up to enhance consumer confidence in online transactions through tighter security and encryption methods.

Since phishing Web sites are increasingly are finding more clever ways of disguising themselves as reputable online businesses, DebtHelp.com provides consumers with a renewed sense of security with the two major components of the new SSL certificate:

  • A commitment to correctly identifying a Web site's owner through more rigorous authentication processes.
  • A clear display to the site visitor of whether or not the identity of the Web site owner is known.

Debt consolidation and mortgage refinancing never has been more secure online. DebtHelp.com ensures that consumers know they are safe when they see the highly visible green address bar and the site owner's name and details in the security bar.

As one of the newest Internet technologies, the EV SSL certificate is Web-based businesses' response to phishing scams. The decrease in consumer trust of online sales due to out-of-date SSL certificates with ineffective authentication methods now can be corrected, and consumers can once again feel secure online.

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