Internet Adds More Than Five Million Domain Names in Second Quarter

September 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Web Hosting ToolboxDULLES, VA – More than five million domain names were added to the Internet in the second quarter of 2011, bringing the total number of registered domain names to more than 215 million worldwide across all domains, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief, published by VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world.

The increase of 5.2 million domain names marks a growth rate of 2.5 percent over the first quarter. Registrations have grown by more than 16.9 million, or 8.6 percent, since the second quarter of 2010.

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TheSSLstore Launches WHMCS Integration

June 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hosting ServicesSt. Petersburg, FL – The SSL Store, one of the largest SSL certificate providers globally, today announced the launch of the WHMCS Integration.

The WHMCS plug-in is being made available through theSSLstore API allowing hosting companies and resellers the most efficient and effective way to employ SSL security to their customers. WHMCS is an all-in-one client management, billing & support solution for online businesses. WHMCS handles everything from signup to termination, with automated billing, provisioning & management. With WHMCS, you’re in control with a very powerful business automation tool. Read more

Verisign Achieves Critical DNSSEC Milestone by Deploying Security Extensions in .com Top Level Domain

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Hosting ReviewsDULLES, VA – VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN – News), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, announced today that .com — the Internet’s largest domain with more than 90 million domain name registrations worldwide — now supports DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC).

Deploying DNSSEC in the .com domain signals that Verisign has achieved a critical milestone in improving the integrity of Internet communications and the security of Domain Name System (DNS) transactions. This achievement comes after years of close and careful collaboration between Verisign, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and a variety of Internet stakeholders, from registrars and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to hardware and software vendors. Read more

Verisign Enhances Managed DNS Service With Full Support for DNSSEC Compliance and Geo Location

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Web Hosting BlogDULLES, VA – VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN – News), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, today announced two significant enhancements to Verisign Managed DNS, a cloud-based hosting solution that helps improve the availability of Internet and network applications by delivering 100 percent DNS resolution for customers.

Verisign’s Managed DNS service now provides full support for DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) compliance features and Geo Location capabilities. These two critical features help make it easier for enterprises to strengthen the integrity and effectiveness of Internet communications, and the security and performance of Domain Name System (DNS) transactions. Read more

Verisign Uptime Bundle Combines DDoS Protection, Managed DNS and Threat Intelligence Services

March 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Web Hosting BlogDulles, VA – VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, today unveiled the Verisign Uptime Bundle, a new service bundle that combines protection from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks with Verisign’s unparalleled Domain Name System (DNS) hosting, and threat intelligence services – all in one competitively priced solution.

Together, the three bundled cloud-based services help improve the performance, security and availability of websites, email, and critical network services. The Verisign Uptime Bundle is designed to minimize costly downtime for some of the most likely targets of malicious attacks, including online retailers, financial services firms, providers of cloud-based solutions and hosted applications, media and content providers, and online advertising and entertainment companies. Read more

Symantec Commands Over 70 Percent of SSL Certificates on World’s Top 1,000 Domains

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Web Hosting BlogMOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that its Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates are found on more than 70 percent of the Internet’s top 1,000 SSL-using websites while its closest competitor sits with just 4 percent. The Alexa Netcraft Index is a monthly snapshot of SSL Certificate use among the Internet’s most frequently visited sites. Symantec’s family of dominant SSL brands includes VeriSign, GeoTrust, Thawte, RapidSSL and TC Trust Center.

This month’s report comes amid high profile discussions – from the social networks to the halls of power in Washington, D.C. – on the necessity for greater SSL implementation across the Internet’s Web properties. Concerns over rogue hotspots and related man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks have given rise to an extension of SSL protection to Web sessions beyond login and transactional pages. Read more

GlobalSign Acknowledged for Largest SSL Certificate Growth in February 2011

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Hosting ToolboxBoston, MA – GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA), and specialists in SSL security, today announced that it has shown the largest actual increase in the number of SSL Certificates active for the month of February. Enjoying a monthly growth of almost 2000 new secure sites, GlobalSign’s highly trusted SSL technology is being adopted at a faster rate than the other leading SSL Providers Symantec (comprising of its four SSL brands – VeriSign, GeoTrust, thawte and RapidSSL), as well as GoDaddy and Comodo, who all showed a decrease in number of secured sites for the same period.

Between 2008 and 2009 the number of sites secured by GlobalSign more than doubled and subsequent years have seen strong growth rates of 64% and 59% respectively – higher than other major players. These statistics clearly indicate that rising numbers of website owners are realizing the importance of using SSL technology, and that more existing certificate users are deciding to switch from their current vendor to take advantage of GlobalSign’s trusted brand, future-proof SSL security and advanced security features. Read more

Verisign Managed DNS Offers Hybrid of Unicast and Anycast Query Routing

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Hosting BlogDULLES, VA – VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, today announced it is combining the Domain Name System’s (DNS) two primary query routing methods, unicast and anycast, into a single managed service, delivering a hybrid approach that uniquely optimizes the availability and performance of websites, email and Web services. As a cloud-based service leveraging this hybrid approach, Verisign Managed DNS helps optimize performance and reliability of domain name server queries and responses, while relieving companies of the cost and burden of maintaining their own DNS infrastructure.

“Before today, organizations generally had to rely on one approach or the other for DNS resolution — a reality that forced companies to make trade-offs between performance and availability,” said Ben Petro, senior vice president of Verisign’s Network Intelligence and Availability business. “By deploying a hybrid of unicast and anycast technologies at 17 of our authoritative name server locations, Verisign is empowering organizations to easily and flexibly manage their DNS environments based on their own tolerances for risk.” Read more

Secure128 Debuts Full Suite of Security and Website Marketing Product Offerings

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Web Hosting ServicesROSWELL, GA – Secure128 (, a value added wholesaler of VeriSign, GeoTrust, and thawte SSL certificates and website security and marketing products catering to resellers unveils four new security and website marketing product offerings.  The new products, VeriSign Trust™ Seal, Domain Registrations, PCI Compliance solutions from Trustwave and website marketing and customer feedback tools from RatePoint, are applicable to both resellers and the individual website owner.  Secure128 will officially debut the products at HostingCon in Austin, Texas on July 19-21, booth #416.

VeriSign Trust™ Seal

The VeriSign Trust™ Seal shows the world that VeriSign has confirmed your identity and your site has passed the VeriSign malware scan. The biggest companies in the world secure their Web sites with VeriSign SSL certificates and inspire confidence by showing the VeriSign seal. Now any Web site can build trust, credibility and loyalty online with the VeriSign seal. Trust is essential for all Web sites, not just ecommerce. Your Web site helps potential customers choose you over your competitors, and the VeriSign Trust™ Seal shows them that your organization and Web site have been verified by VeriSign, the most recognized and trusted security brand on the Internet.

Trustwave® Trustkeeper® Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance product

Furthering the company’s partnership with Trustwave®, the leading provider of information security and compliance management solutions to large and small businesses throughout the world, Secure128 will offer the Trustwave Trustkeeper PCI compliance product.  Designed for website owners whose banks require them to become PCI compliant before they are able to process credit cards on their website, Trustkeeper offers an on-demand, single consolidated solution to manage compliance and validation.  Benefits include the facilitation of compliance, enhancement of an organization’s security posture, increased customer confidence and protection of the business, brand and reputation.
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VeriSign Collaborates With Industry Leaders to Bring Trust to the Cloud

April 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Web Hosting ServicesNEW YORK, NY – VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, today announced an industry collaboration aimed at building trusted online identity solutions — a lynchpin requirement for the widespread adoption of cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS) solutions. The industry effort combines technologies and best practices from Conformity, Ping Identity, TriCipher, Qualys, and VeriSign.

Authenticating and protecting the identity of all parties is vital to establishing trust in the cloud. By integrating VeriSign’s server and end user/device solutions, cloud computing and SaaS providers are better equipped to assure every enterprise that its IT policies and controls will remain unchanged within the cloud. VeriSign’s trust capabilities are built into many of the most widely used cloud-based solutions today, including SuccessFactors, and Xactly. Read more

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