SOURCE: VeriSign, Inc.

VeriSign, Inc.

June 09, 2010 13:01 ET

VeriSign and Cart32 Broaden the Reach of the VeriSign Trust™ Seal to More Online Merchants

Cart32's Comprehensive E-Commerce Solution Extends Trust to Customers Through New VeriSign Trust Seal Offering

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - June 9, 2010) -  Internet Retailer Conference, Booth #363 -- VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure for the networked world, today announced a new partnership with Cart32, a total e-commerce solution that serves the needs of thousands of merchants worldwide. Cart32 will provide its customers with the option to build trust with consumers by offering the VeriSign Trust™ Seal.

Cart32 provides a comprehensive solution for e-commerce, including shopping cart software, store management tools and merchant services, and it will now add the availability of the VeriSign Trust Seal to its portfolio of offerings. By displaying the VeriSign Trust Seal prominently on their web sites, online merchants can establish trust with customers before they access the shopping cart.

The VeriSign and Cart32 partnership supports the distribution of the VeriSign Trust Seal for e-commerce sites that outsource their shopping cart services. Merchants can now take advantage of the VeriSign seal to help increase consumer confidence and sales. The VeriSign Trust Seal is a clear indicator that a web site has passed VeriSign's daily web site malware scan and rigorous authentication process, which helps promote a safer Internet by guiding consumers to sites that value and support online safety.

Online retailers can provide their customers with the assurance that comes from displaying the VeriSign Trust Seal on their web sites, which helps increase conversion rates and develop loyal customers. Web sites will also benefit from the VeriSign® Seal-in-Search™ feature, which allows enabled browsers and VeriSign partnered sites to instantly recognize trusted sites and display the VeriSign Trust Seal next to search engine results for such sites. Seal-in-Search ultimately helps businesses stand out from the competition and drive more traffic to their sites.

"Cart32 is very excited to offer the VeriSign Trust Seal to our merchants," said Shannon McMurtey, president and chief executive officer at Cart32. "Partnering with one of the most well-known and trusted brands on the Internet furthers our mission of helping small and medium sized businesses reach the world through affordable world-class e-commerce tools and services."

"E-commerce solution providers like Cart32 understand the value of building trust and loyalty, which is why they want to extend the VeriSign Trust Seal offering to their customer base," said Armando Dacal, vice president of channel marketing and strategy at VeriSign. "This partnership makes it easy for Cart32 customers to strengthen the trust associated with their web sites by leveraging the Internet's No. 1 trust mark."

About VeriSign  
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, VeriSign helps companies and consumers all over the world engage in communications and commerce with confidence. Additional news and information about the company is available at

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