April 3, 2007; 01:51 AM
Domains at Retail (domainsatretail.com), announced today that new
Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates are available for sale and
ready to install. An SSL Certificate is a digital credential that
authenticates the identity of a Web site and encrypts information via
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology.
Created to establish online business identities, enable secure
connections and promote online consumer confidence, EV SSLs set a
higher standard for secure and successful online businesses. Like Turbo
SSL® and High Assurance SSLs offered by Domains at Retail, the new
Extended Validation SSL Certificates offer industry-leading 256-bit
encryption technology. A thorough, standardized verification process
affords EV SSL owners an opportunity to tout completion of the most
stringent vetting process for SSL encryption available today.
The EV SSL vetting process involves verifying the applying
organization’s identity and typically requires a letter from a
representing attorney or accountant. While the new guidelines are
strict, Domains at Retail EV SSL certificates can be issued within two
to four hours after all required documentation is received.
"Customers conducting business online demand security," says Michael
Kralj. "The Extended Validation Certificate provides the highest level
of online assurance to these same customers."
When users access sites encrypted with EV SSLs using Internet Explorer®
7, the first browser to distinguish EV certificates, the site’s secure
status is immediately evident. The browser’s address bar reflects a
green background and the name of the organization to which the
certificate was issued, along with the familiar https:// prefix and
padlock icon. Other browsers currently handle EV SSLs like normal
certificates and are expected to distinguish them soon.
For more information about the new Extended Validation SSL Certificates, visit domainsatretail.com.