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GeoTrust Ranked No. 1 SSL Certificate Provider among Top 1 Million Websites


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – – GeoTrust, Inc., a leading certificate authority, today announced that it is, yet again, the leading provider of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates, according to the January 2011 Alexa Netcraft Index. More customers choose GeoTrust for its credibility and quick to deploy, inexpensive offerings. This marks the eighth consecutive month GeoTrust has ranked as the number one SSL certificate provider, dismissing Go Daddy’s leadership claims.

GeoTrust secured 34,412 unique domains within the Alexa Top Sites list and leads in the low-cost, high volume category of the SSL market. With Go Daddy trailing with 27,825 unique domains, the monthly index shows that GeoTrust is the preferred vendor to authenticate and protect the most visited websites on the Internet.

“As a leader in the patient financing industry, the security of our customers’ sensitive data is a key component of our business,“ said Awah Teh, CTO of ”Through high quality security products and above industry standard customer service, GeoTrust has provided us with a strong information security foundation, enabling us to provide our services at a level of security that our customers have come to expect.”

“For the eighth straight month, GeoTrust is the undisputed leader in the low-cost, high-volume segment of the SSL market,” said Jeff Barto, senior product marketing manager for GeoTrust. “Even though a large number of GeoTrust certificates were under-reported in Netcraft’s January index, we still came out on top. Our credibility in the market in conjunction with our easy, quick to deploy and inexpensive certificates have allowed us to consistently come out on top.”

Catapult Data Services creates the monthly index by cross-referencing the Netcraft SSL Survey of public-facing certificates with the Alexa Top Sites list. The Alexa Netcraft SSL Index obtains an accurate picture of SSL certificate usage across the websites that matter most. The Netcraft SSL survey tallies all public-facing SSL certificates on the Internet. The Alexa Top Sites list is a well-known site traffic measurement service that ranks the 1 million most visited sites in order of popularity. Since its inception in May 2010, the Alexa Netcraft SSL Index has consistently dismissed Go Daddy’s claims of being the leader in the low-cost SSL category and has proved that GeoTrust is the leader in the low-cost, high volume segment of the SSL market.

Go Daddy customers can switch to GeoTrust for free. Companies can also sign up for a free 30-day trial of GeoTrust® SSL certificate protection.

With SSL certificates issued in more than 150 countries around the world, GeoTrust offers inexpensive SSL certificates with easy acquisition and fast delivery. Enabling up to 256-bit SSL encryption, they include a range of GeoTrust® True Site seals based on the desired level of identity verification.

About GeoTrust

A wholly owned subsidiary of Symantec, Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), GeoTrust is the world’s largest low-cost digital certificate provider. More than 100,000 customers in over 150 countries trust GeoTrust to secure online transactions and conduct business over the Internet. GeoTrust’s range of digital certificate and trust products enable organizations of all sizes to maximize the security of their digital transactions cost-effectively. For more information, visit

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at


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