Latest EV implementation continues positive momentum for latest
DALLAS, Aug. 8 /CNW/ -- As the benefits of Extended Validation continue
to gain awareness domestically and abroad, Entrust (Nasdaq: ENTU) has now
finalized its first deployment of Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates in
India, which experienced the highest growth in number of unique Internet users
Facilitated through partner IndusFace Consulting, Entrust implemented EV
SSL certificates -- the first line of defense in a layered security approach
-- for IndianMusicInfo.com, an Indian-based Web site dedicated to the
promotion and distribution of international and local digital music products.
"Our deployment of Extended Validation SSL certificates demonstrates our
commitment to security -- both for our consumers and business partners -- and
signifies our dedication to provide a safe, secure online portal for
e-commerce," said S. Gokulkrishnan, chief technology officer for
IndianMusicInfo.com. "EV SSL certificates will help increase confidence in our
online channel and will notify potential customers that conducting secure
online transactions with our site is a simple, easy-to-understand process."
This agreement will likely open the doors to a windfall of additional
opportunities. According to comScore Networks, a leader in measuring the
digital age, the Internet audience in India grew 33 percent in 2006, the most
of any country worldwide. The survey found that India accounted for 21.1
million unique Internet users (up from 15.9 million in 2005) ages 15 or older,
signifying an explosive growth in technology and economy.
IndianMusicInfo.com identified Entrust's overall support and service,
pricing structure, and commitment to safety and security as key factors that
set them apart from competitive offerings. This latest agreement stemmed from
the organization's successful experience during their use of Entrust's
standard SSL certificates.
Entrust EV SSL certificates, one of the first lines of defense in a
strategic layered security model, allow end-users to make smarter trust
decisions, including the ability to verify the identity of the owner of an EV
certificate-protected Web site. Sites that have implemented EV SSL
certificates display a green address bar and information about the company
operating the site, as well as the CA that issued the certificate, are
"Implementing a layered security model is the safest manner to protect a
given infrastructure, and EV SSL certificates represent the first line of
defense in that approach," said Entrust Chairman, President and CEO Bill
Conner. "This strategy not only protects consumers, but also increases the
overall confidence in e-commerce and the online channel. As Entrust's first EV
SSL certificate deployment in India, this agreement is an important milestone
for the advancement of this vital technology."
In May, Entrust was the first certification authority (CA) to
successfully meet the WebTrust operational requirements for EV SSL
certificates. Entrust fulfilled the audit requirements established by the
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, which were based on the EV
guidelines produced by the CA/Browser Forum. Months earlier, in January 2007,
Entrust became the first SSL vendor to activate EV SSL certificates for
Windows XP users who used Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.
Extended Validation refers to rigorous, industry-standard validation
methods used by a CA before issuing an EV SSL certificate. An EV SSL
certificate is a new category of SSL certificate created by an industry
consortium called the CA/Browser Forum. Conceived in response to the growing
threats of phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks, EV SSL certificates are
issued to Web site operators only after the rigorous new validation process
has been performed by an authorized third party.
As a member of the Entrust TrustedPartner program, IndusFace Consulting
serves as a certificate integrator and value-added reseller on the project.
IndusFace Consulting offers an extensive range of information security,
identity and access management services.
Based in Teynampet, Chennai, India, IndiaMusicInfo.com is a digital music
store enabling users to download digital music files through an online music
vertical. The site works with many of the region's popular record labels,
including India's largest music company Saregama, which controls more than 70
percent of the Indian music market.
Entrust Extended Validation SSL Certificates are available for purchase
through Entrust's Certificate Services Web site at http://www.entrust.net.
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consumers, enterprises and governments in 1,650 organizations spanning 60
countries. Leveraging a layered security approach to address growing risks,
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