Security

Extended validation SSL certificates: a standard for trust

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Executive Summary

Many consumers have reservations about trusting websites, which impacts their willingness to complete e-commerce transactions, financial transactions with their banks, and other tasks involving transmission of sensitive information. The growing frequency of web site scams?such as phishing and pharming?creates an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty. This Thawte white paper looks at how Certification Authorities (CAs) are addressing the evolving and granular needs of online encryption, and how Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates go beyond traditional SSL encryption.

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