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Tim Callan | 10 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

I'm very pleased to announce that yesterday evening we went live with an important new development in the SSL Certificate industry and a major milestone in the history of the technology. Symantec is now offering full-functioing free trial versions of our SSL Certificates on trusted roots. For many years we've offered a free test certificate version that came with an untrusted root. These certificates are useful for developers who are creating applications, but they don't serve the needs of everyone who would like an SSL trial version. Our new trial versions have trusted roots, which means you can actually stage them in the exact environment you want to run and expect all functionality to work just as they will in final production.

But it gets even better. You can put one of our...

Tim Callan | 09 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

Symantec's SSL business is happy to be participating in a few philanthropic programs this holiday season on behalf of our customers.

For our annual gift to our VeriSign SSL customers, Symantec will give the gift of education to hundreds of children by donating $50,000 to One Laptop Per Child. OLPC's non-profit mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education through technology. Those of us who believe in the Internet and its potential view this effort as a game-changer for global development. We are pleased to support OLCP and we encourage our friends in the online trust community to join us in this effort.

On behalf...

Tim Callan | 30 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

Cyber Monday has traditionally served as a sort of Ground Hog day for holiday shopping, or an early indicator of online sales for the season. Currently, a couple notable arrows are pointing to a very successful online shopping season: sales and seals. While CNN Money reports that Cyber Monday sales are up 20%, I'm happy to report that the number of VeriSign seals viewed on Cyber Monday is up 52% over the same number last year---another record year. We recently announced a new high water mark for overall seals viewed in a single day with more than 500 million. Cyber Monday broke that record as the seal was viewed just under 650 million times. And if we follow the same pattern as last year when Cyber Monday sales and seals viewed were...

Tim Callan | 22 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

Last week I wrote about how we had recently hit the highwater mark of half a billion VeriSign seals displayed in a single day. One large source of that volume is VeriSign Seal-in-Search, which makes it possible for partners to display the VeriSign seal next to their own listings for sites (if those sites are secured by VeriSign, of course). The ultimate example is an online marketplace such as TheFind or...

Tim Callan | 19 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

Last year during the holiday season, we announced that we'd seen more than 250 million VeriSign seals displayed on a single day. This October we saw that number exceed 500 million in a single day.

What is the source of this tremendous growth? It's two things in combination. First, the number of seals on sites is up. More sites display the seal, and those sites on the average are higher volume. In fact, just the seals displayed on sites in October matched the number of seals on the highest shopping day of 2009.

The second factor is the...

Tim Callan | 02 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

You'll recall that in February we launched the standalone VeriSign Trust Seal, which is to say a version of the VeriSign seal that is available for purchase and use on a web site that does not use an SSL Certificate. In the intervening months we've seen enthusiastically positive responses from early adopters such as Global Village Concerns, MyEnergySolution, and The Trademark Company.

At the...

Tim Callan | 31 Oct 2010 | 0 comments

We all know Cyber Monday as the busiest online shopping day of the holiday season. As the first business day that follows Black Friday, Cyber Monday is the starting pistol for e-retailers' most crucial time of the year.

But what about the day in October when the most online transactions take place in time for Halloween? After all, 25 percent of consumers spend more on Halloween than on any other non-gift giving holiday. Shouldn't that day be called out for its contributions to a holiday in which consumers spend an estimated $5.8 billion?

Well, we think so, and we've got just the name for it: e-Hallow's Eve. And this year, e-Hallow's Eve, the busiest shopping day of the Halloween season...

Tim Callan | 18 Oct 2010 | 0 comments

Apologies for the delayed post, but the Alexa-Netcraft index once again shows GeoTrust as the most chosen SSL Certificate among the world's million most popular sites.

Tim Callan | 29 Sep 2010 | 1 comment

As of posting time, a Google search of the phrase techcrunch crunchies yields as its first result a blacklisted result for the 2009 Crunchies award page (crunchies2009.techcrunch.com). The details page shows that on September 28 (yesterday) Google found malware distributed on this subdomain of TechCrunch.

This result gives you an opportunity to see how a real, blacklisted site looks on Google. If you do click on the link for crunchies2009.techcrunch.com (it's safe; don't worry) you'll go to a Google roadblock page that reads,

Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!
Suggestions:
Return to the previous page and pick another result.
Try another search to find what you're looking for.
Or you can continue to http://crunchies2009.techcrunch.com/ at your own risk. For detailed information about the...

Tim Callan | 24 Sep 2010 | 0 comments

I just got home from the Online Trust Alliance's Online Trust and Cybersecurity Forum in Washington D.C. It was a very eventful summit, including a keynote from Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. The speech I moderated went great, with a wealth of research presented by Javelin Strategy and as well as an overview of the newest Edelman Trust Barometer.

We were pleased that the VeriSign Authentication business (now from Symantec) received an Excellence in Online Trust Award from OTA in the eCommerce Solutions category.