VeriSign announces security, anti-phishing services

VeriSign this week plans to announce two sets of services to combat spam as well as fraud caused when criminals set up phony Web sites that mimick legitimate ones to gain victims’ personal data.

The company on July 12 expects to begin offering an anti-spam and anti-virus filtering service, like those offered by competitors such as Postini, says Chad Kinzelberg, vice president of Secure Sockets Layer and VeriSign Security Services.

Customers of the VeriSign E-Mail Security Service redirect corporate e-mail to mail servers hosted in VeriSign data centers, including those in Mount View, Calif., and Dulles, Va., to have their e-mail scanned. No software is required.

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