VeriSign Has Now Issued Over One Million SSL Certificates
VeriSign issued a press release stating that they have surpassed the one million mark for SSL Certificates. It stated:
"As more consumers take greater advantage of the benefits of online shopping, they will need more assurances that the sites they visit are safe for their business," said Chris Babel, senior vice president, SSL, VeriSign. "The milestone of VeriSign's millionth active SSL Certificate extends an industry presence that already secures more Web servers than any other certificate authority and has established the VeriSign Secured Seal as the most trusted seal on the Web. We will continue to work with our industry peers and customers to help provide more trusted places for online purchases for an even greater number of consumers."
"This milestone of VeriSign's millionth active SSL Certificate demonstrates the company's considerable industry presence and has established the VeriSign Secured Seal as one of the most trusted seals on the Internet," said Chris Christiansen, program vice president of security products and service, IDC.
One million is a big number. A drop in the bucket compared to all the unsecured websites but it is a great indicator that security is being taken more seriously on the web.