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Tim Callan | 02 Nov 2006 | 0 comments

I recently received this question in reference to one of my postings on the VeriSign Secured Seal.

Am I able to display the VeriSign Secured Seal on websites that link to my checkout process, assuming the checkout is protected with a Verisign SSL certificate?

For example, if I have can it have a secured seal beside the buy button that sends people to ? While the domain is the same, the hostname is different.

What about partners or affiliates that send people to our checkout page? Like if has a buy now button...

Tim Callan | 31 Oct 2006 | 0 comments

I've spoken in the past about the CA/Browser Forum, which is the group that has created the Extended Validaiton SSL standard. Now the CA/Browser Forum has gone live with its Web site.

Tim Callan | 30 Oct 2006 | 0 comments

This new description of Extended Validation SSL Certificates just went up on the Ziff Davis IIS Zone. Disclaimer: The ZD IIS Zone is sponsored by VeriSign. It's a very crisp and cogent summary of the state of the nation for Extended Validation AKA High Assurance SSL.

Tim Callan | 28 Oct 2006 | 0 comments

IE 7 lead program manager Rob Franco recently posted an update on the status of Extended Validation SSL Certificates. It's available on Microsoft's IE7 blog.

Tim Callan | 26 Oct 2006 | 0 comments

At RSA Europe I conducted an interview with The Register on the subject of Extended Validation SSL Certificates, and as a consequence a lot of people are mad at me. I would like to explain the circumstances under which this discussion took place and what I meant by the statement. And I'd like to make it clear that I regret the statement.

Tim Callan | 24 Oct 2006 | 0 comments

Yesterday my VeriSign colleague Mike Davies and I ran a 70-minute breakout session here at the RSA Security conference. It went really well with a good turnout and a number of intelligent questions. We covered Extended Validation SSL, two-factor authentication, and fraud detection as individual components of a larger, mutual authentication model. Thanks to everyone to turned out.

Tim Callan | 23 Oct 2006 | 0 comments

In case you missed the big news, Internet Exporer 7 is out of release candidates and available for public download. I'll remind you that probably the biggest driver behind this release was the need for enhanced security, and security is what SSL is all about. To quote IE7's description on the Microsoft site,

Internet Explorer 7 provides security through a robust new architecture, security features that help defend against malicious software (also known as malware), and new ways to better protect against the theft of personal data from fraudulent websites, a practice known as phishing.

And of course, that's why we've been working so hard to bring you Extended Validation SSL...

Tim Callan | 17 Oct 2006 | 0 comments

This time I'm talking about common questions about our GeoTrust acquisition that will be of interest to SSL resellers.

Tim Callan | 16 Oct 2006 | 0 comments

I've written in the past about online logins that fail to use SSL. In that case I was talking about sites that don't use SSL at all when you log in. Certainly that's a problem, as I've explained previously on this blog. Today I want to talk about a related problem, which is sites that don't actually initiate the SSL session until you already have typed in your login information and hit Submit.

Tim Callan | 14 Oct 2006 | 0 comments

I will be speaking at the RSA Security Conference in Nice on the subject of Extended Validation (AKA High Assurance) SSL Certificates and how they fit into an enterprise's mutual authentication strategy. It's at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 24. The title is "Achieving Trust through Mutual Authentication." If you're attending RSA in France this year, make sure you don't miss this talk.

Or, if you prefer, there's another interesting session at the exact same time. "Raising the Bar: The Impact of New High Assurance SSL Standards and Browsers." This session is a panel discussion that also covers Extended Validation certificates and includes speakers from VeriSign and...