BAMS to Offer VeriSign EV SSL

May 20, 2010 

VeriSign, Inc. announced a partnership with Bank Associates Merchant Services (BAMS) whereby BAMS will now offer VeriSign’s Extended Validation (EV) Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates to online merchants. BAMS provides merchants with electronic transaction processing services, national and worldwide payment services, credit and debit authorization services and bankcard settlement processing. EV SSL Certificates trigger high security web browsers to display a green address bar with the name of the organization that owns the SSL Certificate and the name of the Certificate Authority that issued it. The green address bar shows site visitors that the transaction is encrypted and the organization has been authenticated. Those immediately recognizable assurances can help merchants drive conversion rates and increase revenues. “BAMS is a natural EV SSL partner and an important addition to the trust ecosystem, because trust is a vital prerequisite for online commerce,” said Armando Dacal, vice president of channel marketing and strategy at VeriSign. “By adding VeriSign EV SSL to its portfolio of e-commerce offerings, BAMS makes it easy for online merchants to fortify their web sites with protection that consumers immediately recognize and trust.”