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Tim Callan | 02 Mar 2010 | 0 comments

It's been a pretty hectic week with the launch of the VeriSign Trust Seal last week. The VeriSign Trust Seal is live and running, and in fact I've already found it deployed on one site,, an online retailer using a hosted, third party shopping cart.

One item I didn't have a chance to write about was our earlier announcement last week about online shopping center TheFind and its discoverery regarding the VeriSign seal and clicks-through. Short story is that when a site uses VeriSign...

Tim Callan | 11 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Two articles recently came to my attention because I'm quoted in them. Ordinarily I wouldn't blog something for that reason alone, but each of these articles took a somewhat novel angle on the topic of security fears among site visitors and what businesses can do to alleviate them. Therefore I thought they were worth bringing to your attention.

Smart Computing covers alternative (aka non-credit-card) payment services and how they play into consumers' security fears and therefore shopping cart abandonment.

E-Commerce News breaks the issue down into three components: Educating consumers, developing...

Tim Callan | 10 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

You may recall from an earlier post that Amazon has been using Extended Validation SSL and the VeriSign Secured Seal on its procurement page. At that time I wondered if that was an indicator of things to come.

Well, it appears that it was....

Tim Callan | 07 Aug 2009 | 1 comment

We were just counting up some numbers, and it turns out that over 50% of the Internet Retailer 500 (the 500 largest online retailers in North America) displays the VeriSign Secured Seal. Coming in the wake of our recent milestones of four million SSL Certificates issued and a billion OCSP queries per day, it's noteworthy to see how the prominent use of the VeriSign Secured Seal fits in with these high usage figures.

Tim Callan | 22 Jul 2009 | 1 comment

Last week Yahoo! went live with its VeriSign Verified Seal. Just like the VeriSign Secured Seal, this seal indicates that a business has a known identity authenticated by VeriSign using the same business authentication methods that have been successful on over 3 million SSL Certificates. That means customers visiting stores hosted on Yahoo's Web Hosting service can enjoy the same level of business identity assurance that they get from over 90,000 independently hosted Web sites. Just as with the VeriSign Secured Seal, a visitor can click on the seal for authenticated information on the site operator's identity....

Tim Callan | 02 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

Last week VeriSign predicted that the upcoming Cyber Monday would see the display of more VeriSign seals online than on any day before. Last year the VeriSign seal was viewed more than 150 million times in a single day, up from 100 million the year before that. I'm pleased to announce that this year we came in at more than 175 million seals displayed in a single day.

It's interesting to note that in a time of economic downturn and business anxiety more sites than ever are displaying their security for...

Tim Callan | 10 Apr 2008 | 0 comments

SSL Blog readers will know that I believe the presence of the VeriSign Secured Seal causes site visitors to be more likely to complete transactions. The idea appeals to my reason. Extensive research indicates that consumers are afraid of online security and that they opt out of transactions in response. The VeriSign Secured Seal is widely recognized as an indicator of premium security on a site. Therefore it follows that site visitors will be less reluctant to proceed when the VeriSign Secured Seal is present.

It's also supported by anecdotal evidence. I can't count the number of people who have told me that they like to see the seal on a site before they put in confidential information. Nor the number of site owners who have told me that they believe their own customers expect to see the seal and reward them for including it.

However, in terms of hard measured results, I have only had a single...

Tim Callan | 27 Feb 2008 | 0 comments

Since I've been criticized for linking to press releases, let's handle that problem by combining a bunch of them into a single posting. While I was away on vacation, a bunch of relevent activity took place. In particular a lot of customers announced their EV SSL deployments. Here are the ones I can put my finger on right now.

As I blogged earlier, the Girl Scouts have deployed Extended Validation SSL in time for cookie season.

Health insurance provider Kaiser...