December 28, 2010, 8:38 AM

Symantec Authentication and 3dcart Partner to Secure Web Sites

E-Commerce Solution Provider Offers Its Customers More Ways to Boost Shopping with VeriSign SSL and the VeriSign Trust Seal.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – December 14, 2010 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that 3dcart, a leader in hosted e-commerce solutions and a VISA PCI Compliant provider, is providing its customers with more ways to build trust online by offering VeriSign® Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates and the VeriSign® Trust Seal.

3dcart is offering the acclaimed VeriSign Trust Services as more than 10,000 of its online store customers enter the throes of the all-important holiday shopping season – an intense two-month period that can generate up to 40 percent of a retailer’s annual sales.* Both the VeriSign Trust Seal and VeriSign SSL Certificates have been shown to help sites of all kinds establish the level of trust necessary to drive traffic to online stores, convert shoppers into buyers, and build loyal, lasting customer relationships.

“In this economy, no retailer can afford to lose a sale to consumer concerns about their website’s trustworthiness or their commitment to security, especially during the holiday shopping season,” said Jimmy Rodriguez, chief technology officer at 3dcart. “That’s why we’re making VeriSign SSL Certificates and the VeriSign Trust Seal directly available from 3dcart. These proven products leverage the most trusted brand on the Internet and come with unique enhanced services that help to immediately amplify trust among consumers. In short, they drive business.”

As a VeriSign Platinum Partner, 3dcart is reinforcing its commitment to safe and secure online shopping by offering VeriSign SSL or Extended Validation SSL (EV SSL) Certificates with its complete out-of-the-box hosted commerce solution. 3dcart merchant customers can secure their online shopping carts with VeriSign SSL Certificates, which provide full business authentication and up to 256-bit encryption of online transactions and communications. For websites that don’t require SSL encryption but still need to reassure visitors that they have reached a trustworthy site, 3dcart offers the VeriSign Trust Seal.

When 3dcart customers implement VeriSign SSL Certificates or the VeriSign Trust Seal, they communicate to visitors that their identity has been authenticated by Symantec and that the site has passed the daily scan for malware. These businesses also benefit from VeriSign Seal-in-Search™, a service the company launched in early 2010. Through VeriSign Seal-in-Search, participating search engines, partners and security tools display the VeriSign Trust Seal next to a website’s link within search results. VeriSign Seal-in-Search gives VeriSign customers an instant competitive advantage over sites whose search results lack a trust indicator.

“We trust 3dcart with hosting our e-commerce presence, and consumers trust us because we protect our site with VeriSign SSL,” said Greg Balestrieri, CEO at Candy.com. “No other SSL provider comes close to VeriSign’s global brand recognition. When consumers visit www.candy.com, they look to be reassured that their information will be in good hands. VeriSign SSL gives them that reassurance.”

“By replacing its incumbent certificate authority with VeriSign SSL Certificates and the VeriSign Trust Seal, 3dcart is offering proven trust-building solutions that meet a wide range of needs and budgets,” said Armando Dacal, senior director of VeriSign and Small Business Partner Programs at Symantec. “Together, VeriSign and 3dcart deliver a trusted, one-stop hosted commerce solution that helps online businesses transform browsers into buyers and first-time shoppers into repeat customers.”

About 3dcart

3dcart (www.3dcart.com) is a complete e-commerce solution for new or existing websites. The company’s services include the tools, advice, support, and technology to manage an entire online operation, so clients can focus on managing their orders. 3dcart is able to design and implement innovative Web solutions to meet a company’s specific requirements. Whether clients are looking to update their existing Web store or develop a completely new design, 3dcart maintains a flexible approach to ensure they provide the right solution for the company. One monthly fee pays for the store setup, security, design, and maintenance.

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at www.symantec.com.

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