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Symantec Makes It Easy for Moniker’s Domain Registration Customers to Build Trust Online with VeriSign SSL and Trust Seal Protection

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. – March 2, 2011 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that Moniker®, an Oversee.net® company and one of the world’s ten largest domain name registrars, is helping its domain name registration customers easily build trust with online users by deploying VeriSign® Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates and the VeriSign® Trust Seal.


Moniker now offers the complete range of VeriSign SSL products, including VeriSign Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates. Premium VeriSign SSL products feature the industry’s strongest encryption to protect online communications and transactions, combined with the assurance that comes from validating both the domain and the identity of SSL Certificate holders. Additionally, VeriSign SSL products offer daily malware scans to protect online businesses against unwittingly distributing malware to their customers or being blacklisted by search engines, browsers, and desktop antivirus programs.


For Moniker customer sites that do not require Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates, such as blogs, video, content and professional services sites, the VeriSign Trust Seal communicates to visitors that the site’s identity has been authenticated by Symantec and that the site has passed the daily scan for malware. These businesses also benefit from VeriSign Seal-in-Search™, displaying the VeriSign Trust Seal next to a website's link within search results in participating search engines, partners and security tools.


The VeriSign products complement Moniker’s other SSL offering—a popularly priced SSL Certificate from GeoTrust, also a Symantec company. By offering both, Moniker offers attractive entry pricing for budget-sensitive customers and cost-effective upgrade paths to premium VeriSign SSL and EV SSL Certificates.


“We pride ourselves in making domain registrations safe and secure in an easy-to-manage and worry-free environment, and that’s why we’re adding VeriSign SSL,VeriSign Trust Seal and GeoTrust certificates as options for our registrants,” said Moniker General Manager Craig Snyder. “In a marketplace where trust is essential to success, the VeriSign brand is the most recognized trust mark on the Internet. Without question, offering a range of VeriSign brand certificates and seals represents a competitive advantage for us and for our domain name customers.”


All VeriSign trust products, including VeriSign SSL and EV SSL Certificates, enable site operators to display the genuine VeriSign Trust Seal. These products offer several unique advantages that help website operators build trust with visitors:


  • Global recognition. The VeriSign seal is the most recognized trust mark on the Internet. More than 100,000 websites display the VeriSign seal by deploying VeriSign SSL or VeriSign Trust Seal solutions. As the most popular security mark in the world, the VeriSign seal is viewed by Internet users more than half a billion times in a single day.
  • Daily website malware scans. Sites that display the VeriSign Trust Seal can avoid search engine blacklisting by taking advantage of Symantec’s daily scans of their pages for malicious code. Daily scans can also help increase customer loyalty by preventing consumer PC infection.
  • VeriSign® Seal-in-Search™. Participating search engines, partners and security tools display the VeriSign Trust Seal whenever a Symantec-protected site appears in a search result. This feature gives VeriSign Trust Seal customers an instant competitive advantage over sites whose search results lack a trust indicator.

“The domain registration industry is an increasingly competitive and price-driven environment, but it takes innovators like Moniker to understand the pivotal role that trusted visual cues can play in reassuring online visitors that the sites they’ve reached are safe to browse and that their transactions will be secure,” said Michael Lin, senior director of Trust Services at Symantec. “With both GeoTrust and VeriSign trust products, Moniker customers have a broad range of SSL and Trust Seal offerings to choose from, and they have a clear and easy path to premium VeriSign protection.”


Information on VeriSign’s trust products can be found at: http://www.moniker.com/domainnames/sslcertificates.jsp


About Oversee.net’s Aftermarket and Registrar Division

Comprised of Moniker® and SnapNames®, Oversee's Aftermarket and Registrar Division offers businesses and individual investors an array of services for domain name registration, acquisition, management, appraisal, brokerage and sales. As a top ten registrar, Moniker introduced the live domain name auction concept. SnapNames operates the largest auction of expired and deleting domain names and gives its customers exclusive first access to the world's most valuable names every day. For more information, visit www.moniker.com and www.snapnames.com.


About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at www.symantec.com.


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TECHNORATI TAGS: Symantec, Moniker, VeriSign SSL, VeriSign Trust Seal, domain registration, registrar

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