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Symantec Shows Largest Growth in SSL Certificates for August and Continues to Lead Critical EV SSL Market

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – August 24, 2011 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that it achieved the largest overall SSL certificate growth in the market for August, with a gain of 19,892 total certificates for the month. Symantec remains the market share leader among all SSL certificate authorities worldwide. Symantec also demonstrated leadership in the growing extended validation (EV) SSL market, which grew overall to more than 47,000 certificates.


Click to Tweet: Symantec leads the growing EV SSL business, according to Netcraft Survey: http://bit.ly/q6jhiU


Extended Validation growth

Symantec was responsible for most (1,752) of this month's overall growth of 2,725 EV certificates, helping to increase the total to 47,532. Netcraft reported that Symantec leads the space with a market share of 68 percent, further demonstrating that when it comes to web security, the majority of organizations online rely on Symantec.


When a website is protected with an EV SSL Certificate, the latest high-security browsers show prominent visual cues to signal that the site has been authenticated to a higher level. For instance, Internet Explorer as well as Firefox browsers display a green address bar and a field with the name of the organization that owns the website. Both are instantly recognizable signals to consumers that they have reached a website whose identity has been certified by a recognized SSL certificate authority such as Symantec.


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“The Netcraft Survey data for August clearly demonstrates that EV SSL is a growing business and that Symantec is leading the charge,” said Fran Rosch, vice president of Trust Services at Symantec. “Customers continually realize the value of working with a trusted certificate authority for SSL and EV SSL and view Symantec as a trusted partner as we continue our innovation and leadership to provide the most comprehensive product lineup and highest standards in technical support.”


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