VeriSign has announced that more than 11,000 EV SSL certificates have been deployed worldwide since its launch two years ago.


It has also achieved significant milestones such as a surge in browser enablement, recognition and support from world-renowned organisations and standards bodies and bottom line ROI metrics from end-user companies.


Online brands such as PayPal, eBay, Travelocity and Schwab have adopted it, while more than 70 per cent of all internet users are aware of the green address bar.


Tim Callan, vice president of product marketing at VeriSign, said: “In more than 20 real world tests, EV SSL has been proven to increase sales, sign ups or other transactions on a website, which is perhaps why so many online businesses have adopted EV SSL.


“When organisations use EV SSL Certificates, their end-users know they can trust they are on the site they intended to be on by seeing the green address bar. And when it comes to banking or shopping online, trust is everything. The adoption of EV SSL protection helps to preserve that trust the world over.”