“The acquisition of GeoTrust improves VeriSign’s ability to serve the reseller channel market with technologies and services that are specifically tailored to their needs,” said Judy Lin, executive vice president and general manager, VeriSign Security Services. “The successful channel business GeoTrust has built will benefit from our infrastructure and additional products.”
“As the market for SSL continues to grow among organizations of all sizes, VeriSign recognizes the importance of a strong reseller channel to reach a broader range of customers,” said Neal Creighton, GeoTrust CEO. “GeoTrust customers and resellers are sure to benefit from VeriSign’s heritage in providing SSL and other network security solutions, as well as its global support network.”
The GeoTrust purchase has benefits for VeriSign beyond the e-commerce market. GeoTrust also has partnered with Adobe Systems to develop certificates to secure and authenticate PDF documents.