VeriSign Extended Validation SSL Lifts the Bottom Line of Online Businesses Around the World
VeriSign, Inc., the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, reported that its VeriSign Extended Validation (EV) Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates continue to drive growth in revenues and conversion rates for online merchants, even in the face of a global economic downturn.
Today the world has seen more than 13,000 EV SSL Certificates deployed on leading Web sites globally, of which more than 10,000 are provided by VeriSign, according to latest Netcraft results. The trust built with VeriSign EV SSL Certificates translates into measurable benefits, including an increase in sales, a spike in conversions, and a drop in abandoned shopping cart rates.
VeriSign EV SSL Certificates offer a proven safeguard against phishing scams that lure unsuspecting consumers to sites that can appear almost identical to genuine Web pages. Identity thieves use these fraudulent look-alike pages to capture credit card numbers, passwords and other valuable personal information. When visiting sites protected by VeriSign EV SSL, Internet users with compatible high security Internet browsers see a green address bar. The green address bar tells consumers they have reached a Web site whose authenticity has been verified by VeriSign.
"Over the past several months, as the global economy has contracted, worldwide Internet usage has continued to rise, and that makes protections like VeriSign EV SSL more crucial than ever," said Bob Cortale, vice president of SSL sales at VeriSign. "As companies around the world continue to discover, when consumers see the reassuring green address bar of EV SSL, they respond with their wallets. And in any economy, that's great news for online merchants."
As the most respected and trusted SSL authority on the Web, VeriSign is the EV SSL Certificate provider of choice for more than 10,000 Internet domain names, representing 74 percent of the entire EV SSL Certificate market worldwide*. In fact, more than 95 percent of the Fortune 500 and 96 of the world's 100 largest SSL-using banks secure their sites with SSL Certificates sold by VeriSign**. To learn more about VeriSign EV SSL, visit http://www.verisign.com/EV-SSL.