LONDON – April 3, 2009 - As holidaymakers prepare for the joys and stresses of travelling this Easter, the savviest are booking their trips on sites like National Express, Opodo and Quickrooms, all protected by VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Whether travelling by train, air, coach or car, staying with family or in hotels, more travellers than ever can be sure that the Web site they are on is secure with the assurance of VeriSign Extended Validation (EV) Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates.
National Express, Opodo and Quickrooms join more than 6,000 other sites using VeriSign EV SSL*. These leading travel companies are providing their customers with online security measures to help protect against phishing schemes. By displaying a green address bar, these travel sites are letting customers know that they are on the Web site they think they are on – and that their personal information is secure.
"VeriSign EV SSL protection helps us provide our valuable customers with the most trusted online experience possible," said Stephen Mills, product manager for QuickRooms.com, a leading accommodation booking site, which offers customers access to 55,000 properties worldwide. "By displaying the EV SSL certificate that generates an extra level of trust, and turns browsers into buyers, we saw an increase in bookings by 6.75 percent."
When visiting a VeriSign EV SSL protected site, consumers using the latest high security browsers immediately see an easily recognisable green address bar, a lock icon next to the address bar and a new field that contains the name of the organisation that owns the site as well as the security provider that issued the certificate, such as VeriSign.
"When consumers see the green address bar, they can rest assured that they are dealing with a secured Web site verified by a trusted certificate authority such as VeriSign, and not some fraudulent site set up by identity thieves to capture credit card numbers and other information," said Jon Kerr, SSL Manager at VeriSign. "With VeriSign EV SSL protection, more online travel sites are able to protect their consumers and themselves online – helping those businesses nurture the kind of trust that makes for lasting and lucrative customer relationships."
As the most respected and trusted SSL authority on the Web, VeriSign is the EV SSL Certificate provider of choice for more than 6,000 Internet domains, representing greater than 75 percent of the entire EV SSL Certificate market worldwide.* In fact, over 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.co.uk/ssl/buy-ssl-certificates/extended-validation-ssl-certificates/index.html.
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, VeriSign helps companies and consumers all over the world engage in communications and commerce with confidence. Additional news and information about the company is available at .
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* Includes VeriSign's subsidiaries, affiliates and resellers.
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