Enables consumers using IE 7 operating on the Windows XP operating system to get the Extended Validation functionality on Verisign's SSL certificate.
McAfee, Inc., a dedicated security technology company, and VeriSign, Inc., a digital infrastructure provider, today announced that McAfee will enable consumers using Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 operating on the Windows XP operating system to get the Extended Validation functionality for sites that use VeriSign SSL Certificates.
VeriSign EV SSL Certificates help consumer by providing third-party verification of a website's authenticity, while securing online transactions through encryption. When a user enters a URL through a high-security browser such as IE7, the browser address bar will turn green, indicating that the site's identity has been verified using known, reliable authentication methodology.
"We are pleased to be working with McAfee to bring VeriSign EV SSL Certificates to the broadest possible audience of consumers," said Chris Babel, vice president, SSL, VeriSign. "By making EV functionality available to McAfee customers, VeriSign and McAfee are greatly expanding the number of individuals who can enjoy another layer of security when conducting online transactions. And as the industry works together to bring transparency in rooting out fraudulent sites, we will continue to provide solutions that allow consumers to transact online with confidence."