Organizations around the world are deploying VeriSignÂ® Identity Protection (VIP) services to stop fraudsters from tricking consumers into revealing sensitive private information. VeriSign Identity Protection service's one-time-passwords (OTP) are one element of a layered security approach. Other layers include Web site security brought by an Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate, fraud detection services to monitor anomalies on the back end, and consumer education.
The VeriSign Identity Protection Network allows consumers to use a single security device to authenticate themselves across any VIP-enabled Web site. So it's easier for all of us to stay safe online by integrating two-factor authentication into our online routine.
Our Newest "VIP" Members:
+ American Bankers Association (U.S.)
+ AWA Credit Union Ltd (Australia)
+ Central Murray Credit Union (Australia)
+ DocLocker (Australia)
+ Indusval Multistock (Brazil)
+ Joyo Bank (Japan)
+ Maitland Mutual Building Society (Australia)
+ Morgan Street Document Systems (U.S.)
+ South West Credit Union (Australia)
+ U.S. Department of Education (U.S.) + VietUnion (Vietnam)
+ Water ISAC (U.S.)
Extending the Reach of VeriSign Identity Protection With Global Partnerships
Enhancements to VeriSign's sales and delivery channel for VIP also has extended the network's market presence worldwide. VeriSign recently added to its channel and strategic partner ranks:
+ Blitz IT Consultants Pte Ltd in Vietnam
+ Senior Solutions in Brazil
+ Scitum and Netrix in Mexico
+ Bharti Airtel in India
+ iTrusChina in China
+ MSCTrustgate in Malaysia
And in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, we launched a new program aimed at recruiting at least one anchor partner for the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy. We're working to ensure that VIP is represented via a robust and far-reaching ecosystem, particularly within the financial, retail, social networking and gaming markets.
Let's Give People What they Want
Here's a quote from a user of the Security Key who sells sports memorabilia on eBay:
"Before I started using my token, someone was breaking into my account every four to six weeks...I previously had to change my password constantly to keep others out of my account, but since I started using the PayPal Security Key, I haven't had to change it once."
At the eBay Live! event this past June, we surveyed 689 attendees about their experiences with the PayPal Security Key (a VIP token).
â€¢ A third of respondents said they use the PayPal Security Key
â€¢ Nearly three-quarters of users said that their PayPal key is easy to use.
Most respondents said they wanted to enjoy VIP protection with a variety of services - including online banking, shopping, gaming and stock trading - while nearly half hoped to use their token to access health care services. We're hoping we can help make those requests a reality.