Enables businesses to manage a range of SSL protections within the management console
SoftLayer Technologies, a provider of on-demand data centre and hosting services, and VeriSign have signed a new security partnership that is expected to bring the entire line of VeriSign Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates to SoftLayer customers.
SoftLayer will also carry Extended Validation (EV) SSL products and SSL Certificates from GeoTrust, another VeriSign brand. The alliance allows SoftLayer to deliver VeriSign and GeoTrust SSL protection to customers of all sizes. To simplify SSL deployment and management for its customers, SoftLayer will integrate SSL security into its management console, the company said.
VeriSign EV SSL Certificates reportedly safeguard against phishing scams that lure unsuspecting consumers to sites that can appear almost identical to genuine web pages. When visiting sites protected by VeriSign EV SSL, internet users using security browsers see a green address bar which tells consumers they have reached a web site whose authenticity has been certified by VeriSign.
An EV SSL Certificate triggers visual cues beyond the green address bar, including a new field that contains the name of the organisation that owns the site and in some cases the name of the security provider that issued the certificate.
George Karidis, chief strategy officer at SoftLayer, said: Everything SoftLayer does, from hosting to data storage to security, centers on connecting our customers with the best, most reliable technology, and that’s what VeriSign brings to our security portfolio.
SSL security is critical to managed hosting and enterprise application hosting. With this range of SSL options – from VeriSign SSL and GeoTrust SSL up to state-of-the-art VeriSign EV SSL protection – our customers can protect themselves and everyone who visits their web sites or uses their hosted applications. And with VeriSign, that protection comes from the most trusted SSL authority on the web.