This excerpt taken from the VRSN 10-K filed Mar 13, 2006.
Digital Certificate Services
Digital certificate services include our SSL digital certificate services and code signing digital certificate services. SSL certificate services enable Internet merchants to implement and operate secure Web sites that utilize SSL protocol. These services provide Internet merchants with the means to authenticate themselves to consumers and to encrypt communications between consumers and the merchant websites. Our code signing digital certificate services provide software developers the means to identify themselves and the authenticity of their software to consumers and relying software applications.
We currently offer the following SSL and code signing digital certificate services.