VeriSign Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN), a leading provider of e-commerce security services, unveiled a new series of Web site services that include 24×7 Web site performance monitoring, expanded availability of 128-bit Global Server digital certificates, expanded NetSure warranty coverage up to $250,000 (US$), guaranteed 2-day certificate delivery, and discounts on Certified Web Security training.
The new service offerings — Secure Site, Secure Site Plus, Global Site and Global Site Plus — provide a range of choices for customers looking to secure their intranet, extranet or e-commerce sites. Each of the offerings includes either a VeriSign Secure Server ID or 128-bit Global Server ID, which act as electronic credentials to authenticate sites to their visitors and to enable secure, encrypted browser-to-server communications.
Highlights of the new Secure Site services include:
24×7 Web Site Performance Monitoring and Analysis
Provided in conjunction with Keynote Systems, this new feature allows Web site managers to benchmark their site’s performance from points around the world on a continuous basis.
Expanded Availability of 128-Bit Server Certificates
As a result of the recent approval by the U.S. Department of Commerce to expand the issuance of 128-bit Web site certificates, VeriSign is now able to issue its Global Server IDs to a broader range of customers, including overseas subsidiaries of U.S. companies.
Expanded Warranty Coverage, Up to $250,000
The new Secure Site services will offer a range of NetSure Warranty Protection levels, from $25,000 up to $250,000. NetSure, backed by The St. Paul Companies, protects a site from economic loss due to theft, misuse or corruption of a Web site’s digital certificate.
2-Day Guaranteed Certificate Delivery
For U.S. Web site developers and IT professionals in immediate need of implementing their Web site security, VeriSign now offers a guaranteed 2-day delivery for valid orders. According to the company, this guarantee ensures speedy issuance of a digital certificate, without compromising rigorous due diligence. A thorough due diligence process is needed to validate an organization’s authenticity, ownership of a given Web domain name, and identity of the certificate requestor, prior to issuance of a server certificate.