teams up with VeriSign has partnered with VeriSign to ensure customer security.

The team-up will give suppliers who subscribe to's TrustPass membership service a way to verify their status as a legitimate business entity, and communicate that to buyers using the VeriSign Verified Seal.

When merchants and suppliers enroll in the Alibaba TrustPass membership program, VeriSign will independently authenticate the business in a multi-step verification process.

Only those suppliers who pass the VeriSign evaluation will be allowed to display the VeriSign Verified Seal on their TrustPass profiles, microsites, and product detail pages.