The Armorize-based scans, when used, would be active once daily, though customers could schedule them more frequently if wished. VeriSign will provide customers with details about any infected pages to make cleanup easier. So far, plans call for the malware-detection scans to start at the customer's home page and inspect a few hundred pages, for example, but perform an entire Web site scan if any malware is found.
VeriSign acknowledges that this step into free malware scanning tied to use of its SSL server certificates takes the company into new territory where it may end up with an expanded set of services associated with certificates.
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