HERNDON, Va. -- Cybertrust®, the global information security specialist, today announced the launch of its Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates. Businesses utilizing Cybertrust EV SSL Certificates will enable their customers using Internet Explorer (IE) 7 on Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 2 to complete online transactions with greater confidence, as EV SSL Certificates turn on the green bar in IE 7, which indicates the organization has successfully passed a thorough identity check and assures customers that the Web site is a verified business.
EV SSL certificates are the next generation of high assurance SSL certificates, providing a highly recognizable, visible way for organizations to prove that their Web site is an authenticated business and help reassure consumers they are using the correct Web site rather than a phished imitation. For example, the address bar in IE 7 will turn green to certify that the Web site and its owners identity have been researched and certified by Cybertrust validation specialists as legitimate. However, the address bar will not turn green if the Web site does not have an EV SSL certificate, indicating to users that they should proceed with caution before conducting online transactions.