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GeoTrust Leads Index of Most Visited Websites for Seventh Consecutive Month

High Traffic Websites Rely on GeoTrust SSL over Any Other Certificate Authority, Surpassing All Competitors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – January 4, 2011 – As one of the busiest online shopping seasons closes, the December 2010 Alexa-Netcraft SSL Index reported that the most-visited websites protected their visitors with GeoTrust, Inc., a leading certificate authority (CA).


According to the report, GeoTrust maintained its leadership position and trumped low-cost competitors such as Go Daddy for the seventh straight month, securing 35,540 unique domains among the Internet’s 1 million most visited websites. Go Daddy registered 27,578 unique domains for the same period.


Compiled monthly by CatapultWorks, the Alexa-Netcraft SSL Index obtains an accurate picture of SSL certificate usage across the websites that matter most by cross-referencing the Netcraft SSL Survey with the Alexa Top Sites list. The Netcraft SSL survey tallies all public-facing SSL certificates on the Internet. The Alexa 1 Million 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 dismissed Go Daddy’s claims of being the leader in the low-cost SSL category.


“GeoTrust is consistently leading the low-cost, high-volume segment of the SSL market over competitors such as Go Daddy,” said Jeff Barto, senior product marketing manager for GeoTrust. “We expect to continue our lead into 2011 on the strength of our global service reach, convenience, attractive prices and product reputation.”


Go Daddy customers interested in switching from the third place provider to market leading GeoTrust® SSL may do so at no charge at http://www.geotrust.com/whos-your-daddy-now.html. Companies can also sign up today 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 world-class SSL certificates with fast delivery at a cost-effective price. 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 www.geotrust.com.


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 www.symantec.com.


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Symantec and the Symantec Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. GeoTrust and True Site are trademarks or registered trademarks of GeoTrust, Inc. or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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