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VeriSign to certify general sites too

Nasdaq-listed VeriSign, which provides authentication seals to e-commerce websites across the world, has introduced an authenticating mark —VeriSign Trust — for websites that are not involved in financial transactions.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2010 23:03 IST
Vivek Sinha

Nasdaq-listed VeriSign, which provides authentication seals to e-commerce websites across the world, has introduced an authenticating mark —VeriSign Trust — for websites that are not involved in financial transactions.

“A website bearing our trademark seal will imply that the site has been scanned for malicious software and is genuine,” said Shekhar Kirani, vice-president VeriSign Services India.

Kirani said VeriSign expects travel websites, pre-shopping sites and advertisement supported websites to use the mark.

“There are around 20 million such websites that could be our potential customers,” he said.

He said the company scans a site certified by it on a daily basis and immediately alerts the site-owner about any impending malicious software attack. “A recent study pointed out that around 84 per cent Internet users are concerned about online security.”

The company would charge $299 to offer its authentication seal to a website for one year and would drive the sales through its existing six channel partners in India. VeriSign claims to command around 95 per cent market in authenticating e-commerce sites.