Thawte Announces New Channel Aimed at The Reseller Market

Cape Town, South Africa, September 9, 2003: thawte technologies Inc., the second largest digital trust services company worldwide, has announced the launch of t-refer, a new distribution channel which remunerates members for referring customers who purchase thawte’s products.

t-refer ( is a first in the digital certificate industry and is a state-of-the-art program which opens the door to all affiliates worldwide to gain commission by simply referring customers via a tracking URL to purchase digital certificates from thawte. thawte offers a variety of certificates from Web Server SSL certs, to 128-bit SSL SuperCerts and the unique Code Signing developer certificates.

The Managing Director of thawte technologies inc., Bo Wilson, states “We are very proud to be offering t-refer as a new sales and distribution channel for the thawte brand. This new thawte channel will provide features and functions that many of our customers have requested. Many of these features will be migrated to existing channels over time. It has been very exciting to experience the initial customer response for t-refer that has been so overwhelmingly positive.”

This new channel has been researched and developed since August 2002 and addresses opportunities raised by thawte’s global ISPs and external customers as well as International thawte representatives. These include offering a pay-as-you-go commission based channel which does not require upfront payments for certificates, 3-step enrolment and 1-step enrolment processes, an easy tracking and account management console, 24/7 access to live reporting tools and higher commission for new sales.

Other benefits include a free marketing resources guide which is updated with working creative to assist referrers in selling certificates, a dedicated Account Management team to assist members, free customer support in 53 languages, free online technical support 24/5 in 9 languages, as well as no joining fee.

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About thawte technologies, inc.

thawte is an established, trusted third party who provides value for money digital trust solutions to online entities worldwide. A truly global enterprise that transcends geographical and virtual borders, thawte is renowned for assisting the new breed of pioneers to trade and communicate digitally. It has issued over 356,000 certificates since it’s inception in 1995 and still continues to grow. It is wholly owned by VeriSign, Inc. See for more details.

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