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Bonphire Offers Extended Validation Certificates

San Francisco, CA, February 11, 2007 --( Bonphire announced today that new Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates are available for sale and ready to install.  An SSL Certificate is a digital credential that authenticates the identity of a Web site and encrypts information via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology.

Created to establish online business identities, enable secure connections and promote online consumer confidence, EV SSLs set a higher standard for secure and successful online businesses.  Like Turbo SSL® and High Assurance SSLs offered by Bonphire, the new EV SSL offers industry-leading 256-bit encryption technology.  A thorough, standardized verification process affords EV SSL owners an opportunity to tout completion of the most stringent vetting process for SSL encryption available today.

The EV SSL vetting process involves verifying the applying organization’s identity and typically requires a letter from a representing attorney or accountant.  While the new guidelines are strict, Bonphire's EV SSL certificates can be issued within only two to four hours after all required documentation is received.

When users access sites encrypted with EV SSLs using Internet Explorer® 7, the first browser to distinguish EV certificates, the site’s secure status is immediately evident.  The browser’s address bar reflects a green background and the name of the organization to which the certificate was issued, along with the familiar https:// prefix and padlock icon.  Other browsers, such as FireFox and Opera currently handle EV SSLs like normal certificates and are expected to distinguish them soon.

"EV SSLs will undoubtably increase confidence in your online business. These certificates enable organizations to build a strong and trustworthy online identity, which is crucial to running a successful business. In addition, EV SSLs will curb rampant phishing attacks and other fraud issues customers have had had to deal with frequently when shopping online. The combination of a rigorous, standardized vetting process and new browser versions displaying EV SSL-secured Web sites differently enables Web site visitors to instantly recognize that a Web site can be trusted. As Internet users become familiar with the new browser versions, they will immediately recognize the difference between Web sites that are secured with traditional SSL certificates and those that are covered by the more stringent EV SSL standard." - Martin Rorch, VP of Sales & Marketing

For more information about the new EV SSL Certificates, visit

About Bonphire

As a full server web hosting provider Bonphire offers a one-stop-shop for their client’s online presence and web based business operations. Bonphire’s services are straight forward and understandable with intuitive, user friendly, web based interfaces. 24 hours, 7 days a week, their clients have an expert to talk to. Bonphire remains committed and devoted to keeping their operations onshore. They are priced up to 70% less than their competition for equal if not better services. With Bonphire you will have peace of mind knowing that your websites and email are monitored, protected and secured 24/7, 365 days of the year. All services are hosted in their secure, monitored world-class data center. Bonphire takes pride in their operations being superior. In fact, unlike many of their competitors, they own, operate and support the services they provide, down to the very last cable and disk.

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