Venafi, a leading provider of systems management for encryption, today announced it has added automated deployment, lifecycle management, and migration capabilities for VeriSign Extended Validation (EV) Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates to Venafi Server Encryption Manager™ (SEM). This provides organizations a cost-effective, automated method for upgrading their standard or premium SSL certificates to EV certificates to provide enhanced third-party validation of their Web site's authenticity, helping increase consumer confidence in online transactions.
VeriSign EV SSL Certificates allow businesses to provide consumers prominent visual cues such as turning the address bar green in high security browsers like Windows Internet Explorer 7. This green browser bar indicates the site's identity has been verified through an extensive authentication process, which helps assure consumers that the site they are visiting is indeed the business it claims to be and their online transactions will be encrypted.
"In addition to reducing the dangers of phishing attacks and other Web-based threats, VeriSign EV SSL Certificates can help increase consumer trust, leading to higher transaction completion rates and increased sales," said Chris Babel, senior vice president, SSL, VeriSign. "Venafi Server Encryption Manager streamlines the adoption of this new technology enterprise-wide so customers can realize the value of EV SSL quickly and easily."
Venafi SEM enables customers to automate discovery, lifecycle management, application configuration and reporting for encryption certificates and keys. Simply put, it helps enterprises automatically catalog all of the SSL certificates they currently have deployed on their systems, determine if those systems should be using EV certificates, and automatically acquire and deploy EV certificates either immediately or just prior to the current certificates' expiration dates. After the initial certificate has been deployed and the web server configured, Venafi SEM manages the entire lifecycle of the certificate - renewing it when necessary, and providing reporting for compliance with organizational policies and externally mandated regulations.
"Businesses are increasingly turning to EV to provide their customers as much confidence as possible when interacting with their websites," said Trell Rohovit, Venafi President and CEO. "By letting Venafi facilitate the migration and management of these certificates, companies can focus on what they do best while assuring customers their site is a secure place to do business."