EV SSL uptake increasing, but still ‘below adequate levels’, says the Online Trust Alliance.

The latest security scorecard from the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has identified a 68% growth in Extended Validation SSL in the last year. Great progress, but this still only represents 45% of retail and banking websites that are using EV SSL.

The OTA’s goal is that all financial institutions and ecommerce sites which collect personal or financial data migrate to EV SSL certificates. Europe’s oldest Certificate Authority – GlobalSign – plans to help the OTA meet its goal.

Steve Waite, Chief Marketing Officer at GlobalSign says: "GlobalSign is a strong advocate for EV SSL Certificates to help secure online transactions and protect consumers from the increase in cyber crime. We are delighted to see EV SSL featured as a security measure in the OTA scorecard…”

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Posted on Thursday 12 May 2011 by

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