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Happy Birthday To Extended Validation SSL

Created: 03 Mar 2009 • Updated: 03 Jun 2014
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As of the two-year anniversary of the launch of the VeriSign Extended Validation SSL Certificate, there are now more than 11,000 such certificates deployed on Websites around the world including the likes of PayPal, eBay, Travelocity and Schwab. The Extended Validation certificate lights up the Website address bar 'green' and displays the name of the site operator to verify the site authenticity to visitors. Only users with current versions of Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, and Opera will see the green address bar if a site has this certificate. This helps to protect users from fraudulent sites which may arise as a result of phishing, spoofing, and other scams. The Extended Validation certificate is a step-up from the standard SSL Certificate.