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Tim Callan | 31 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

I've mentioned in the past that EV SSL is a worldwide phenomenon. Well, here's another case in point. Wireless carrier T-Mobile has deployed EV certificates in Austria. From VeriSign, of course.

Tim Callan | 30 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

This short video gives a good overview of VeriSign and its history, the good and the bad. In the good category there is a mention of the VeriSign Secured Seal, complete with picture.

Tim Callan | 28 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

A couple more major US regional banks have gone live with EV SSL from VeriSign. Bank of the West and Sovereign Bank both are proudly displaying their green badges. Congratulations to both of them.

Tim Callan | 27 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

We have a cool site that talks about being safe online. There's a lot of informative content here on things like EV SSL and the VeriSign Secured Seal, and also it contains a cool function where you can put in a Web address and find out if it's secured with VeriSign SSL Certificates or not. Right now that function only works for US sites, but we're working to make it apply to all VeriSign-secured sites everywhere. You really should give it a look.

Tim Callan | 19 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

According to the most recent Netcraft SSL Survey, sites have deployed over 1000 EV SSL Certificates from VeriSign. Netcraft crawls the Web and reports on the SSL Certificates it detects. 88% of the EV certificates Netcraft discovered in its most recent crawl were from VeriSign.

Tim Callan | 14 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

While e-commerce isn't the only application for my subject matter (SSL), it's arguably the most used application and certainly something that I track with great interest and have since its inception. Therefore I was interested to see what E-Commerce Times chose to list as the "10 E-Commerce Events That Shook the Last 10 Years."

It's no oversite that SSL and VeriSign are not on the list, because that whole thing was up and running before 2007. I wonder, ten years from now will Extended Validation SSL be on the next version of this list? We'll see.

Tim Callan | 10 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

It's not surprising that the pace of deployment of EV SSL Certificates is increasing. Here are some of the more noteworthy of the many sites that have gone live with green bars from VeriSign since the last time I wrote on this topic:

Deutsche Postbank, which announced its intention to support EV in February, has now deployed EV SSL. So has its fellow German bank, .comdirect....

Tim Callan | 07 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

Here is another of the developments that took place while I was out of the office and couldn't blog it. E*TRADE Australia has deployed Extended Validation SSL Certificates on its site. E*TRADE joins Charles Schwab among leaders in the investing and personal finance sector to deploy EV to demonstrate their authenticated identity to their customers.

Tim Callan | 06 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

This item actually happened a couple of weeks ago, but since I was out and not working, I didn't get a chance to put in a blog entry about it. On June 12 the CA/Browser Forum ratified version 1.0 of the Extended Validation SSL standard. You might wonder how it is possible for CAs such as VeriSign to have been issuing Extended Validation SSL Certificates for many months in advance of the official ratification of the standard. How that worked is that the specification was worked out earlier for a very important subset of the businesses and entities that might desire an Extended Validation SSL Certificate. In particular the CA/Browser Forum had arrived late last year at an agreed specification for authentication of incorporated businesses and a few other categories of organization. A few weeks ago the forum finished the job, extending the footprint of...

Tim Callan | 28 Jun 2007 | 3 comments

I've been away on my honeymoon, so apologies for the recent silence. A lot of truly neat things happened while I was gone, so I'll get those blogged in the days and weeks to come. Probably the best one to start with, however, is the important new performance measurement that DebtHelp has shared with the world.

You probably remember DebtHelp, the first non-CA to deploy Extended Validation certificates into production. (For the record and in case you follow these things, Overstock.com was the first non-CA to be issued EV certificates, but DebtHelp beat them to production. Overstock's EV cert issuance was second only to...