EV SSL Certificates are issued under much stricter guidelines than standard SSL and companies adopting this standard of security are clearly illustrating their commitment to their website visitors.
London, UK (PRWEB) March 24, 2010
GlobalSign Ltd (http://www.globalsign.co.uk), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Certificate security, has today announced that the range of companies choosing to adopt its Extended Validation (EV) SSL technology has expanded across numerous business sectors and continents within the last year. Increasing numbers of organisations with an online presence have realised the need to fully secure their websites, online transactions, web mail and other next generation online services using the strongest and most trusted level of SSL available in today’s market and EV SSL enables them to do exactly this, increasing customer trust and confidence leading to increased website visitor to consumer conversion rates.
During 2009 GlobalSign has seen a dramatic uptake in the number of organisations large and small, switching to EV SSL. Companies including The City Bank Limited in Bangladesh,Zurich in China, METRO in Singapore, Virgin in the UK and Taylor University and BCS Engineering in the US, are some of the latest brands to benefit from GlobalSign Extended Validation (EV) SSL technology. EV SSL shows consumers that these organisations are firm in their commitment to online security and results in building higher levels of trust and confidence, which is a clear business differentiator during times of increasing competitiveness within today’s online markets.
EV SSL, perhaps the most significant advancement in how consumers view and understand security on the web, was more traditionally associated with the financial services sector. Companies across industries including health, governmental and educational have now adopted the EV solution to comply with the various security and confidentiality regulations specific to their industry.
Activating the Green Address Bar in the current generation of browsers such as IE7 & 8, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Safari and clearly displaying advanced security and identity information, provides a clear visual assurance to consumers that the organisation operating the website is legitimate. In a time of heightened phishing attacks, online fraud and identity theft, the adoption of EV SSL has become more widespread and sought after than ever before, as all types of organisations operating on the world wide web see the need to elevate their site image, protect their brand from copy cat website, protect their customers’ accounts from phishing attacks whilst also increasing their web sales.
“As a world wide player in the SSL market, with a strong presence in the UK, EU, US and Asia, GlobalSign are delighted to see an ever growing number of websites upgrading to EV SSL across numerous business sectors,” said Paul Tourret, Managing Director, GlobalSign. “EV SSL Certificates are issued by publicly trusted Certification Authorities under much stricter guidelines than standard SSL. Companies adopting this standard of security are clearly illustrating their commitment to their website visitors and we are happy to be able to help such companies lead the way in protecting their brands online and their customers.”
WebTrust compliant for eight consecutive years and also recently awarded with the new WebTrust for EV accreditation, GlobalSign is highly focused on providing organisations with the strongest SSL security in the market. By offering a simplified, competitively priced, feature packed range of SSL, with free inclusion of Server Gated Cryptography (strong security), and promotional 3 for 1 server licensing, GlobalSign makes the strongest levels of SSL accessible to all online retailers, from small and medium enterprises to larger household brands. Organisations with existing non-EV SSL Certificates can easily upgrade to GlobalSign’s EV SSL and benefit from multi-year savings and promotional pricing.
For more information on EV SSL and to see the GlobalSign Extended SSL Certificate in operation please visit https://ev.globalsign.com/.
About EV SSL Certificates
The criteria for issuing EV Certificates (the EV Certificate Guidelines) are produced by the CA/Browser Forum, an organisation whose members include leading Certification Authorities and browser vendors, as well as representatives from the legal and audit sectors.
Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public Certificate Authority, GlobalSign offers publicly trusted SSL, EV SSL Certificates, S/MIME and Code Signing for all platforms including mobile devices. Its Trusted Root solution uses the widely distributed GlobalSign Root Certificate Authority to provide immediate PKI trust for Microsoft CA and enterprise CAs, eliminating the costs associated with using untrusted Root Certificate Authorities. Its partnership with Adobe to provide Certified Document Services (CDS) enables secure PDF documents using digital signatures. These core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of customers to conduct secure online transactions, distribute tamper-proof code, PDF and Microsoft Office documents, and bind identities to digital certificates for email security and remote two factor authentication. The company has a history of innovation within the online security market and has offices in the US, UK, Belgium, Japan, and China.
About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group, headquartered in Japan, is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. The group holds top domestic market share in domain registration, web hosting, and payment processing and provides a host of other Internet services including global online security services, e-commerce solutions, and Internet advertising to both businesses and individuals. At the centre of the group is GMO Internet, Inc. a company listed on the prestigious first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE: 9449). Please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en for further details.
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