VeriSign informs about site safety through search engines

VeriSign informs about site safety through search engines

Summary: VeriSign SSL customers can now receive visual warnings about site safety from their search engine, and have their site crawled every 24 hours for exploits by VeriSign's internet drones.But the schemes are restricted to new and existing Verisign SSL customers - there is no free component.

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VeriSign SSL customers can now receive visual warnings about site safety from their search engine, and have their site crawled every 24 hours for exploits by VeriSign's internet drones.

But the schemes are restricted to new and existing Verisign SSL customers - there is no free component.

One of the new schemes - VeriSign Seal-in-Search - allows the VeriSign symbol to appear next to VeriSign-secured websites when they are viewed in search engines, shopping sites and online listings

Currently Bing and Google search engines are supported, while Yahoo support is on its way, a VeriSign spokesman told ZDNet UK on Tuesday.

Web administrators can also submit their site to be included in daily malware scans by VeriSign and will receive notification of any infection.

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Jack Clark

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  • Hi Jack, great write-up. I was hoping to clarify a few details:

    #1. VeriSign Seal-in-Search is enabled through partnerships, such as the AVG antivirus software, which is on 80M clients world-wide as well as partnerships with theFind.com and pricegrabber.com which reach millions of shoppers each month.

    You can download the AVG Linkscanner plug-in (for free) here:
    http://linkscanner.avg.com

    #2. The daily website malware scan is provided to all VeriSign SSL and VeriSign Trust Seal customers.

    Thanks!
    AllenKelly
  • Allen,

    Thanks for your clarification, especially on the specific websites supported.

    Cheers
    JC
    Jack Clark
  • Search engine safety is one of the most important parts of internet researching, in my opinion. You never know what kind of spam, viruses, or other garbage will show up when you search, so I'm glad someone is working at making search engine searches safer. It can be really dangerous for kids and teens to just type general searches in, so it is good to know someone is moderating that. http://www.night-ice.com/white-light-up-eerrings.html
    jjones444
  • Great post Jack. (P.S. My son is named Jack) Pretty smart idea for Verisign to start using their in-search technology. At least it was smarter than this denim suit ;)
    anonymous