Why is it important for Symantec to verify my business identity during enrollment?

To protect against fraud and phishing sites, Web visitors look for evidence of encryption and third-party authentication of the Web site’s business identity.

When you request an SSL Certificate or a Managed PKI for SSL account or pre-approve your organization from within your Symantec Certificate Center Enterprise Account, Symantec verifies the existence of your business, the ownership of your domain name, and your employment status.

We may require official government documentation proving your right to do business. We use the verified information to display in the address bar of high security browsers protected by Extended Validation SSL and in our Symantec Secured Seal pop-up window.

Our authentication and verification procedures are based on years of practice authenticating commercial businesses. These procedures are audited annually by KPMG using Statement of Auditing Standard 70 Type II, established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Symantec is a leading Certificate Authority, securing more than one million Web servers.

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