DALLAS -- Today, Entrust, Inc. [NASDAQ: ENTU] becomes the first secure sockets layer (SSL) vendor to leverage extended validation (EV) SSL certificates to turn the URL address bar green for Windows XP users. The new EV SSL certificates also cause the Internet Explorer browser to clearly identify the organization that owns the certificate, as well as the issuing certification authority (CA). Until now, the indicators for EV SSL certificates only could be seen by Windows Vista users, and Entrust has successfully launched the first EV SSL certificate that can be detected automatically by Windows XP.
"Consumers need greater protection on the Web, and while it's nice that EV SSL certificates were able to be identified with Windows Vista, that's not what is being used on the majority of PCs today," said Entrust Chairman, President and CEO Bill Conner. "Once we knew there was a way for Windows XP users to see the cues for EV SSL certificates, we were compelled to get it up and running on our own e-commerce site as quickly as possible."