Online Tax Service Selects EV SSL

Leading online tax filing service turns to VeriSign's Green Bar to ensure trust at tax time

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

January 30, 2008

2 Min Read

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- When more than 70 million U.S. taxpayers head online to file their returns this season, at least one site,, will offer the welcome reassurance of the green address bar – a visible signal that comes with enhanced protection from VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the leading provider of Internet infrastructure for the networked world., a pioneer in online tax filing services, is the first site of its kind to thwart identity thieves by deploying VeriSign® Extended Validation (EV) Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates. The enhanced protection allows to further build trust and confidence among consumers by offering them immediate and visible assurance that they are dealing with a legitimate site – and not an impostor site created by e-criminals.

For consumers electronically filing tax returns, knowing they’re dealing with a legitimate and trusted service is vital, because they are providing Social Security Numbers, credit card information and other data that they don’t want falling into the hands of e-criminals. Fraudulent Web sites are increasingly being used by thieves to steal a consumer’s sensitive personal information.

“As the only online service authorized by the IRS to offer the convenience of both filing returns and paying for taxes online within the same session, is doing everything we can to assure customers they are dealing with a legitimate, industry-leading provider of online tax filing services,” said Timur Taluy, vice president of “Since 1999, our customers have seen the VeriSign Secured™ Seal on the site, and this in turn has helped build confidence among taxpayers. By incorporating VeriSign EV SSL, we’re furthering our commitment to providing safe and trusted services with the most advanced technology available.”

VeriSign Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN)

About the Author(s)

Dark Reading Staff

Dark Reading

Dark Reading is a leading cybersecurity media site.

Keep up with the latest cybersecurity threats, newly discovered vulnerabilities, data breach information, and emerging trends. Delivered daily or weekly right to your email inbox.

You May Also Like

More Insights