Extended Validation and SSL Security
For businesses with a high profile brand, using Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates has proven to be an effective defense against phishing scams. For any online business, using SSL with EV may have a big impact on the bottom line. Online shoppers are more likely to enter their credit card and/or other confidential financial information into a website with the SSL EV green bar.
Phishing and Online Fraud Undermine Customer Confidence
Concerns about identity theft and browser warnings erode consumer confidence, even on secured pages.
To regain their trust, site owners need an easy, reliable way to show customers that their transactions are secure and they are who they say they are. Certificate Authorities and Internet browser vendors have combined forces to establish the EV standard for SSL Certificates.
The Green Address Bar Restores Trust with Extended Validation
An EV SSL Certificate gives customers more confidence that they are interacting with a trusted website and that their information is secure. An EV SSL Certificate triggers high-security web browsers to display your organization’s name in a green address bar and show the name of the Certificate Authority that issued it. The Certificate Authority uses an audited, rigorous authentication method and browsers control the display, making it difficult for phishers and counterfeiters to hijack your brand and your customers.
Why Symantec EV SSL?
Symantec helped lead the development of Extended Validation and as of January 2012 has issued more EV SSL Certificates than any other Certificate Authority.* Our rigorous authentication practices set the standard for online identity assurance and are audited by KPMG. Continuous investment in research and infrastructure helps Symantec maintain the highest standard of practice in the industry and stay well ahead of evolving security risks.
* Includes Symantec subsidiaries, resellers, and affiliates.