London, December 15, 2009 - VeriSign, Inc., the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure for the networked world, assists Quickrooms, Opodo and directline holidays in providing cruises, hotel accommodations and airline tickets for online shoppers this holiday travel season with VeriSign® Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates. With EV SSL Certificates, only the travellers will be getting away with a steal this winter.
Quickrooms, Opodo and directline holidays are dedicated to the integrity of their Web sites and the safety of their customers. This is why they deployed VeriSign EV SSL Certificates to provide their site visitors instantly recognizable confirmation that they are dealing with authentic Web sites. EV SSL Certificates ensure that the holiday travellers can enjoy their holiday without the fear that an online criminal replicated the original provider’s Web site and is possibly stealing credit card information and other personally identifiable information (PII) they entered.
“To our company, a great consumer shopping experience not only entails friendly and simple navigation of our Web site, but providing our customers with easy to spot visual cues that inform them they have landed on a secure site,” said Stephen Mills, product manager at Quickrooms. “VeriSign EV SSL helps to ensure our customers that we will always be an enterprise to trust.”
“Online consumers want a safe, worry-free shopping experience, one they will not regret transacting later,” said Tim Callan, vice president of product marketing at VeriSign. “The presence of the VeriSign EV SSL green address bar allows customers to rest assured that the site they have landed on is authentic and secure; now they can spend time thinking about more important things like planning a vacation.”
More than 70% of the browsers in the world can display the green EV SSL security address bar, including high security browsers such as the latest beta version of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), Internet Explorer 7 (IE7), Firefox 3.0 and higher, Google Chrome, Safari 3.2 and higher and Opera 9.X and higher. When Internet users equipped with these browsers visit a site protected by EV SSL Certificates, the browser bar turns green and displays the name of the company operating the Web site. This green glow offers immediate reassurance that they’ve reached a site whose authenticity has been verified by a certificate authority such as VeriSign, the world’s leading SSL certificate authority.
“The VeriSign EV SSL green address bar provides our customers with the trust and assurance they are looking for when making an online transaction,” said Maria Whiteman, CEO at directline holidays. “Ensuring the security of our customers’ identity is a cardinal objective, which is reason why we selected VeriSign to help secure and encrypt our Web site.”
As the most respected and trusted SSL authority on the Web, VeriSign is the EV SSL Certificate provider of choice for more than 13,000 online businesses. In fact, 93% of the Fortune 500 -- and the world’s 97 largest banks that use SSL– rely on some form of SSL Certificate from VeriSign (including VeriSign and its subsidiaries, affiliates and resellers) to meet their security needs. For more information on how to stay safe online, go to https://trustthetick.com. To learn more about VeriSign EV SSL, visit http://www.verisign.com/EV-SSL.
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