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Symantec Shows Largest Growth in SSL Certificates, Dominating the EV SSL Market

(January 09, 2012)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/12 -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that it achieved the largest overall SSL certificate growth, with a gain of 10,400 total certificates, according to the January 2012 Netcraft Survey. Symantec also leads the growing extended validation (EV) SSL market with a market share of 40.02 percent, further demonstrating that when it comes to web security, the majority of organizations online rely on Symantec.

Click to Tweet: Symantec has more active EV SSL certificates in use than all other Certificate Authorities combined, according to Netcraft:

EV SSL adoption continues to grow at an astounding rate. Year over year growth of installed EV SSL certificates is up by 52.25 percent from January 2011. Symantec is the EV SSL provider of choice, maintaining a 65.6 percent share of EV SSL market. Netcraft's January 2012 report also shows that Symantec has more active EV SSL certificates in use across the web than all other Certificate Authorities combined.

The January report follows a year riddled with high-profile attacks and targeting of Certificate Authorities -- attacks that highlight the need for a strong, reliable, and responsible Certificate Authority community. The increasing popularity of SSL certificates and EV SSL certificates, as reflected in this month's report, confirms that consumers and organizations are taking the necessary extra steps to protect themselves from malware, data breaches and other IT security threats.

"In 2011 we witnessed a variety of bad actors targeting Certificate Authorities ranging from recreational hackers to serious cyber terrorists," said Fran Rosch, vice president, Identity and Authentication Services, Symantec. "As a Certificate Authority, Symantec is in the very serious business of trust, and maintaining that trust is our highest priority. In 2012, Symantec will continue to lead the charge against cyber criminals by providing a secure online experience, thus making Symantec the clear choice for organizations' security and SSL certificate needs."

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