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EV SSL Press Releases

Now that EV SSL Certificates are over a year old, many certificate authorities are releasing press releases, anxious to increase EV Certificate Sales.

With Latest Beta Release of Mozilla Firefox 3, Comodo EV SSL Certificates Can Now Protect More People Than Ever From Phishing Threats

This press release focuses on the imminent release of Firefox 3 which will have full support for EV SSL Certificates.

Mozilla Developer Center recently announced that Firefox 3 Beta 3 is now available for download. This marks an important milestone in the widespread adoption of new browser security measures such as Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates to protect site visitors from phishing sites. The BETA release is an important first step in enabling millions of Firefox internet visitors to be protected in online transactions. The official, full release of Firefox 3 is expected later this year.

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Online Editing House Scribendi Sees Conversions Soar 27 Percent After Protecting Site With VeriSign EV SSL

Verisign gives an example of how one customer increased conversions with EV Certificates.

By improving trust with its clientele, Scribendi also improved its bottom line. To gauge the effectiveness of VeriSign EV SSL Certificates, Scribendi monitored the rate at which visitors using Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) placed orders during the four months prior to introduction and the four months following it.

"Conversions went up 27 percent, which made us very pleased indeed," said Johnson. "We chose four-month periods to provide the most accurate statistical comparison possible, isolated from other changes and upgrades that have impacted sales conversion rates. We are confident in our conclusion that this particular increase was directly attributable to the fact that we'd upgraded to VeriSign EV certificates."

"Scribendi's successful deployment of VeriSign EV SSL Certificates offers proof positive that customers respond when a company makes the effort to provide a trusted online experience," said Tim Callan, director of SSL product marketing at VeriSign. "Enhanced validation has led to healthy measurable growth in Scribendi's conversions -- showing that an investment in VeriSign EV SSL protection pays dividends from the very start."

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More Internet Users to Benefit From VeriSign EV SSL Protection as Millions Migrate to Internet Explorer 7

In this press release, VeriSign emphasizes the increasing number of people who are using Internet Explorer 7 (currently the only major browser to natively support EV SSL Certificates), and the autoupdate from Internet Explor 6 to Internet Explorer 7 that will cause even more people to see the "green address bar".

As the leading browser worldwide, Internet Explorer 7 currently has a user base of more than 100 million Internet users. Today, Microsoft stepped up efforts to increase adoption of Internet Explorer 7 by releasing the Windows Internet Explorer 7 Installation and Availability update to Windows Server Update Services marked as an Update Rollup package.

"There are many reasons for users and businesses to move to Internet Explorer 7, and improved security and privacy significantly influence this decision," said Craig Spiezle, director of Internet Security & Privacy at Microsoft. "Advancements like the ability to spot the green address bar when visiting a site protected by EV SSL Certificates as well as uncompromising protection from the phishing filter, which blocks one million attempts to visit phishing sites each week, are major differentiators for Internet Explorer 7. We're invested in helping people feel confident about keeping their personal information protected from falling into the wrong hands."

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Originally posted on Sun Feb 17, 2008
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