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Tim Callan | 06 May 2010 | 0 comments

Attention developers working on Microsoft Silverlight 4: Thawte is making a special, limited-time offer of a code signing certificate for $89 for one year or $178 for two years, more than two thirds off the regular price. You can find all of the details here.

Tim Callan | 05 May 2010 | 0 comments

In conjunction with Earth Day we announced a limited-time program whereby VeriSign would plant a tree for each Extended Validation SSL Certificate we sold. I just saw the data for April 22, Earth Day, and our EV registrations were almost double what you would expect for that day. So good work, folks. We'll be planting a lot of trees because of you.

Tim Callan | 04 May 2010 | 0 comments

Listen to to me provide online safety tips for Mother's Day on a local radio station near you. I'll be on at the following times and locations on Wednesday, May 5.

  • 8:10 a.m. WSBA-AM - Harrisburg, PA
  • 8:40 a.m. ET - WAMV-AM - Roanoke, VA
  • 8:50 a.m. ET - KWLM-AM - Minneapolis, MN
  • 9:00 a.m. ET - Family Life Radio Network - National Radio
  • 9:15 a.m. ET - WSPL-AM - Chicago, IL
  • 9:30 a.m. ET - WFIN-AM - Toledo, OH
  • 9:40 a.m. ET - KRTI-FM - Des Moines, IA
  • 9:45 a.m. ET - KFWB-AM - Los Angeles, CA
  • 10:00a.m. ET - Wall Street Journal Radio Network - National Radio
  • 10:10 a.m. ET - American Urban Radio Network - National Radio
  • 10:45 a.m. ET - WXBR-AM - Boston, MA

[5/5/10 update: The radio tour went great. I spoke with a lot of terrific interviewers in eleven separate markets with a total estimated audience of 12.2. million listeners.]

Tim Callan | 23 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) just announced its Online Safety 2010 Honor Roll, on which only 8% of the 1200 analyzed companies made the list. The OTA evaluated these 1200 sites based on their usage of e-mail authentication standards, Extended Validation SSL Certificates, and the presence or absence of malware on their public-facing sites. OTA also reported that more than 26% of the Internet Retailer 500 and top 100 financial services companies have adopted EV SSL Certificates....

Tim Callan | 21 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

Tomorrow is Earth Day, and in celebration VeriSign is kicking off our "Plant a Tree" promotion for EV SSL. Purchase a VeriSign Extended Validation SSL Certificate between Earth Day and May 22nd and you could grow your conversion rates at the same time you help grow new forests.

In honor of Earth Day 2010, VeriSign will plant a tree for every VeriSign EV SSL Certificate purchased between April 22nd and May 22nd. VeriSign has partnered with American Forests, a non-profit that works to protect, restore, and enhance the natural capital of plants and trees.

It's cool because online commerce is fundamentally a green technology. The more we can do our...

Tim Callan | 20 Apr 2010 | 1 comment

I have written in the past about VeriSign seals appearing in search results on popular online shopping sites such as TheFind and Wired Magazine as well as in search results for users of AVG anti-virus software. To that list you can add PriceGrabber, which displays the VeriSign seal alongside merchant listings when those merchants use...

Tim Callan | 14 Apr 2010 | 1 comment

Those seeking to gain a sense of SSL market share typically lean on Netcraft, which operates a crawler finding and reporting on the SSL Certificates it locates in the wild. Netcraft can help us with information on the raw number of certificates it finds, but while that's useful information, it only tells part of the story.

In the past week I've seen a pair of blogs that have tried to look deeper at SSL market share. The first is an excellent piece of work by technology blogger Nasko on the netsekure blog. Nasko built a crawler to look at the Alexa one million (the million most trafficked web sites according to Alexa) and count the SSL Certificates it found on them, by root....

Tim Callan | 12 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

VeriSign is fifteen years old today. Next year we can drive.