Security at is tested and certified daily to pass the FBI/SANS Internet Security Test. The "live" HACKER SAFE mark and date appears only when a web site's current security status meets the highest security scanning standards of the U.S. government, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB.

State and federal laws require businesses to use "reasonable efforts" to protect the security and confidentiality of consumer financial information. Additionally, all merchants accepting credit card transactions online are required to be certified compliant with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.

Technology keeps changing. The Internet keeps changing. As long as there is a 'Buy' button, however, the doubts about online security will remain the same.

In a virtual world there will always be an element of doubt when sending or receiving sensitive information. thawte realized that successful security on the Internet was all about trust. The thawte Trusted Site Seal is your visible, real-time assurance of trust.