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GeoTrust SSL Certificates Help Summer Vacationers Keep Their Cool When Booking Travel Online

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Aug. 18, 2011 – With summer travel plans in full swing, GeoTrust SSL Certificates provide security for online vacation and transportation companies offering safe and encrypted online booking. Companies including Excellence Resorts, Context Travel and RentSomeWheels.com count on GeoTrust to secure customer transactions, ensuring that personal and financial information is encrypted and protected while in transit. According to the July Alexa Netcraft Index, GeoTrust remains the most widely used SSL provider among the top one million most visited web domains globally.


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Customer Quotes

“We work with Excellence Resorts to present a luxury brand for both travel agents and end users, and in order to maintain this reputation, Excellence Resorts insists on trust and professionalism, especially in the online transaction process,” said Mirek Nisenbaum, Principal, Studio Mobile. “The company takes pride in knowing that its elite client base’s information is secure because the entire transaction process online is protected by GeoTrust. Customers can clearly see the Web address change to “https” the moment they begin booking their getaway and know their information is secure, and with the Netcraft Alexa index pointing to GeoTrust as a leader in the SSL space, we feel that Excellence Resorts offers the best.”


“When our customers travel abroad, many for the first time, questions about security arise,” said Paul Bennett, co-founder, Context Travel. “It is our policy at Context Travel to supply customers with valuable, interesting seminars with knowledgeable and trustworthy guides, and that trust needs to start at the beginning by presenting a secure, stable Web experience for our savvy prospective customers. Our years of experience have given us absolute confidence in GeoTrust’s ability to help us with this, and we know that by using GeoTrust SSL on our site, our customers’ information is secure. After years with a standard certificate, we upgraded to the EV certificate to provide added security, which also turns the address bar green and increases customers’ trust in our site.”


“We value a partnership that allows us to secure our online transactions in a cost-effective way,” John Lawson, CTO and co-founder, RentSomeWheels.com. “Our customers depend on RentSomeWheels.com as a source of reasonably-priced auto rentals online, and when we save money, we can pass that savings along to our customers. It goes without saying that cost savings cannot come at the cost of security, which is why it comes as no surprise that GeoTrust SSL is a leader in the market. By using GeoTrust SSL on our site, we can provide total encryption and security of personal and financial information affordably, which translates to less concern over security and cost and more focus on serving our customers.”


Cost-Effective Transactional Security

GeoTrust's range of digital certificate and trust products enable organizations of all sizes to maximize the security of their digital transactions cost-effectively. The company’s world-class SSL certificates offer fast delivery at cost-effective prices, enable up to 256-bit SSL encryption, and include a range of GeoTrust® True Site seals based on the level of identity verification.


Compiled monthly by CatapultWorks, the Alexa-Netcraft SSL Index obtains an accurate picture of SSL certificate usage across the websites that matter most by cross-referencing the Netcraft SSL Survey with the Alexa Top Sites list. The Netcraft SSL survey tallies all public-facing SSL certificates on the Internet. The Alexa 1 Million is a well-known site traffic measurement service that ranks the 1 million most visited sites in order of popularity.


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About GeoTrust

A wholly owned subsidiary of Symantec, Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), GeoTrust is the world's largest low-cost digital certificate provider solely focused on security. More than 100,000 customers in over 150 countries trust GeoTrust to secure online transactions and conduct business over the internet. GeoTrust’s range of digital certificate and trust products enable organizations of all sizes to maximize the security of their digital transactions cost-effectively. For more information, visit www.geotrust.com.


About Symantec

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