SOURCE: SecureTrust Corporation

January 25, 2007 10:15 ET

SecureTrust Corporation Announces First Company to Go Live With New Extended Validation SSL Certificates With EV Enabling Technology for Windows XP

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SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 25, 2007 -- SecureTrust Corporation, a global leader in providing high-quality security solutions for organizations requiring secure communications, announced that French Soaps LTD has become the first company to go live with the new Extended Validation (EV) SSL digital certificates from SecureTrust. EV certificates include a feature that turns the address bar green in Internet Explorer 7 to inform users that a web site is secure and has a valid EV certificate.

EV certificates are a new security feature added to Microsoft's latest web browser. Other browser manufacturers have committed to implement the technology in future versions of their browsers.

"We're proud that French Soaps ( has taken the initiative to become the first company to officially go live with our EV certificates," says Scott Harris, President of SecureTrust. "With the industry looking to build momentum and user acceptance of these certificates, it's critical that companies who conduct business over the Internet support the new standard."

"The new certificates include a pretty extensive validation process," says Curtis Cord, President of French Soaps. "We were determined to quickly begin the process in the best interest of our customers, and were happy to find out that we are actually the first company to go live with it. It's a pleasant surprise. Our SecureTrust certificate assures customers they can shop with confidence. Add the great support and value, and it was a very easy decision to choose the SecureTrust solution."

New EV certificates can be purchased from SecureTrust at an industry-leading price of only $599 for one year or $899 for two years.

About SecureTrust Corporation

SecureTrust Corporation is a global leader in providing high-quality security solutions for online merchants, universities, government entities, and any organization requiring secure communications. SecureTrust is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and has received the AICPA/CICA WebTrust Seal of Assurance for Certification Authorities three years in a row. SecureTrust has also earned certification from MasterCard/Visa as a PCI-compliant scanning vendor. Since its inception in 2001, SecureTrust has prospered by offering high quality security solutions combined with excellent customer and technical support, making SecureTrust's services one of the best values in the industry. Visit for more information.

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