VeriSign Launches Security eHoliday Uptime Bundle
Dulles, VA – VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, today launched the package eHoliday uptime, a trio of cloud-based services that combine to reduce website downtime and network service. VeriSign offers the new package as online retailers seek to strengthen their operations on the web before the holiday shopping season, most importantly, when the availability of secure web page has a significant impact on retail lines “below.
According to the National Retail Federation, for some retailers, the holiday season generates as much as 40 percent of annual sales. With the bundled VeriSign eHoliday uptime, online retailers can improve the availability of its stores and Web services in terms of increased traffic and in the face of threats from hackers and malware. Last year, a single Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) knocked down several major Internet retailers two days before Christmas. “Being forced online in the throes of the holiday season is a nightmare scenario for any business, but for major Internet retailers, losses can run into millions of dollars in a matter of minutes,” said Ted Julian, principal analyst Yankee Group. “Ensuring the availability should be a prime target for retailers and online businesses at all times, especially during the holiday season. Solutions as VeriSign eHoliday Uptime package, with an emphasis on performance and availability, threat protection and mitigation DDoS, the essence of what retailers need now. ”
VeriSign eHoliday Uptime The package combines three industry-leading offerings to protect the critical components of the Internet infrastructure:
* DNS Availability: VeriSign Managed DNS helps ensure the availability of web sites, e-mail systems and web, while alleviating the cost and burden of maintaining the DNS infrastructure
* Network Access: Internet VeriSign Defense Network supports companies in their efforts to maintain 100 percent uptime for Web services through the network protection against DDoS attacks
* Availability of applications: VeriSign iDefense Security Intelligence helps mitigate Internet threats and application vulnerabilities to malicious code threat information in real time
Companies protected by VeriSign set based on ability and experience that comes from operating a global network of high availability with an accuracy and operational stability for 100 percent of the time for over 12 years. Designed to work with any network infrastructure – including one organized by other providers – uptime eHoliday VeriSign package also allows retailers to run the secondary DNS hosting by VeriSign for incremental infrastructure without additional investment IT or changes to the site hosting and management.
“DNS errors and DDoS cuts experienced by many companies last year highlights the high cost of downtime during the holidays,” said Ben Petro, senior vice president of VeriSign’s network business intelligence and availability. “We want every company that depends on the web to sell access offers the best of its kind to defend against major threats to availability.’s In the best interest of consumers, online retailers and Internet community at large to provide an online shopping experience safe, fast and reliable for this holiday season. ”
VeriSign offers the package eHoliday uptime online retailers with the protection they need when they need it most. Under a special holiday promotion, customers who register before December 31, 2010 may cancel the service within 90 days, without further commitment. If the customer cancels service during the first 90 days, customers can continue using the package eHoliday uptime for 12 months on the same charges. For customers in outsourcing and the elements of their network infrastructure, such as VeriSign’s DNS hosting can provide flexible purchasing options for dealing with legacy contracts of service.
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, VeriSign enables businesses and consumers around the world to connect online with confidence. Additional news and information about the company is available at www.verisign.com.
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