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CCUSA : EV SSL Case Study

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CCUSA provides “working holidays” and other employment opportunities to international students and adults around the globe. Headquartered in Sausalito, California, the company works with hundreds of independent agents worldwide to coordinate visa applications and place participants in summer camps, professional skills-building programs, and other short-term positions in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Brazil, and Russia. Since the company was founded in 1985, CCUSA has served over 200,000 participants worldwide.

quoteBy using a GeoTrust SSL Certificate with EV, applicants get an added sense of security because they can see our name in a green bar in their browser… EV makes it much more obvious that we care about security, so the investment has been completely worth it.” — Martin McNally Senior Software Engineer, CCUSA


Key Challenges:

  • Secure online employment application forms and processes cost-effectively
  • Give applicants highly visible cue that company website is secure and sensitive passport and citizenship data is protected
  • Demonstrate commitment to security and build company reputation as a trusted provider of overseas employment opportunities

Solution Summary:

As a leading provider of international employment opportunities, CCUSA prides itself on offering an application process that can be completed entirely online. By using GeoTrust SSL Certificates with Extended Validation, CCUSA has been able to securely process more than 20,000 online applications each year, building confidence with its program participants and setting the company apart from competitive businesses that offer similar exchange programs.


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  • Allowed company to lower costs while offering increased online security
  • Green extended validation bar gives applicants’ clear signal that their confidential data is protected, instilling trust in company
  • Helped company differentiate itself from its competitors and reinforced its position as the technology leader in the company’s line of business

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