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VeriSign Affiliate Program Booming

VeriSign Inc. Tuesday announced several new Internet service providers have joined its Secure Site ISP affiliate program.

Digital Insight, Hiway Technologies, PSINet and more than 400 other Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have signed on.

The affiliate program enables ISPs and web hosting companies to offer VeriSign Secure Server IDs as an integrated part of their web services. The affiliate program allows service providers to seamlessly integrate value-added digital certificate services with their core Internet services. Membership in VeriSign's affiliate program is free to all qualified ISPs and web hosting companies.

VeriSign Secure Server IDs act as electronic credentials for Web sites and are used to authenticate sites to their visitors. Authentication enables users to secure an encrypted browser-to-server connection using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

"As more and more of our customers rely on the Internet as a medium for conducting business, we're committed to providing them with the full range of tools they need to conduct electronic commerce -- especially security," said Leo Imperial PSINet's e-commerce product manager.

Richard Yanowitch, vice president of marketing for VeriSign said "we're pleased to work with leading ISPs and Web hosting companies to deliver the most advanced online trust services available in the market today."