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VeriSign Launches Partner Program

Trust services company VeriSign Inc. launched a new PartnerNet program that it said encompasses relationships with more than 70,000 independent software vendors (ISVs), ISPs, ASPs, Web hosting companies and other providers.

Partners are able to access a single source for domain names, Web site digital certificates, online payment services and wireless trust solutions, VeriSign said.

VeriSign also said that ISVs including O'Reilly & Associates, Zeus, Penguin Computing, Nuron, Mirapoint, CyberIQ, Sphera and Covalent have signed agreements to integrate its Web site digital certificate services with their e-commerce offerings, accelerating deployment across their customer bases.

VeriSign's PartnerNet program enables providers to integrate its range of trust services into their e-commerce offerings.

The program includes:

  • A variety of services, which can be independently resold, integrated or bundled with a partners' offering as a complete e-commerce solution
  • A range of volume-based discounts and billing options for service providers
  • Lifecycle services, allowing for seamless addition, renewal and revocation of certificates
  • A set of software developer toolkits (SDKs) for provisioning of domain names, Web site digital certificates, and online payment services
  • A wireless software developer toolkit (SDK)

Our partners serve a tremendous range of customers from new online merchants to the largest Web portals on the Internet," said Ben Golub, senior director of marketing and sales for the Internet Services Group at VeriSign.

"By partnering with ISPs, ASPs, Web hosting companies and other leading providers, this new PartnerNet program rapidly accelerates the wide availability of secure e-commerce services"