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Bob Angus | 20 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

rsa_conference_logo.gifThe premier security conference of the year is happening this week in San Francisco - RSA Conference 2009. I will be live blogging and video blogging all the big stories, keynotes, and activities happening here at Moscone Center. Subscribe to my RSS feed to have new posts sent directly to you.

Plus follow me on Twitter for even more up-the-minute coverage. Actually, follow all of the VeriSign Twitter stars here at the RSA Conference for all our insights into the event.


Bob Angus | 04 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

celebrate by pixieclipx.jpgThis week marks the 2 year anniversary of VeriSign's announcement of extended validation SSL at the RSA Conference. Back then, we rolled out with ecommerce heavyweights like eBay, PayPal, Overstock and Travelocity. Now, EV SSL and the green bar are mainstream for everyone, big and small, who are transacting online.

Why? Results. The reason that over 11,000 websites use EV certificates is that the added trust of the...

Bob Angus | 25 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

Apple has made their Safari 4 beta publicly available for download. As one would expect, the new version of the popular browser has improved support for EV SSL and the green address bar. This is great news as Safari has become more widely used, capturing over 8% of browser market share worldwide according to the latest figures from Hitlinks' Market Share.

Tim posted on the Safari beta release yesterday, along with some initial reactions from a Safari user. Adding some artwork, here are screenshots of how EV SSL shines in the upcoming release.

Green Address Bar is More Visible

The EV green...

Bob Angus | 17 Nov 2008 | 2 comments

VeriSign has just launched a new solution that helps both merchants and consumers get the most out of Yahoo! Shopping and shopping comparison sites like it... the VeriSign Verified Seal for Comparison Shopping.
VeriSign Verified Seal.gifConsumers turn to comparison shopping engines to help find the best deal. Even during tough economic times, the best deal is not always just the lowest price. Fundamentally, people do not make the decision to buy on price alone. Plus, one is often faced with search results that return a multitude of offers that look virtually the same. It is not always easy to make a choice....

Bob Angus | 11 Nov 2008 | 2 comments

Last week I posted Mary Meeker's optimistic long-term view for online retail. At a macro level, several mega, $500+ billion consumer product categories are virtually neglected in ecommerce. Two categories jumped out at me in particular - OTC medicine/personal care with 6% sales online and groceries with just 1%. Well today, has unveiled their initial plans to help consumers more conveniently purchase some of these household goods online.

Mr Whipple Squeezes does not plan to take on inventory (remember Webvan?). They...