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Tim Callan | 26 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

The most recent SSL report from Netcraft surprised industry watchers by stating that it had seen a drop in GeoTrust SSL certificates. We ourselves were surprised to see that, considering that GeoTrust enrollments are growing and that active certificates are at an all-time high. We have been in touch with Netcraft analysts, and working together we discovered missing GeoTrust certificates on the order of 1% of the total count. This gap is due to a recent root rollover for which the Netcraft was not registering the new GeoTrust intermediate root as a Symantec SSL product. The number of missing certificates is right around 10,000, which is just the number by which GeoTrust appeared to drop. Netcraft has told us that these certificates will be counted under the correct CA for future reports. Despite the artificially low numbers, GeoTrust still dominated...

Tim Callan | 07 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

This week we had a pair of noteworthy items in the battle of GeoTrust vs. Go Daddy for the low-end SSL market. The first item is that the seventh Alexa-Netcraft index once again puts GeoTrust far ahead of Go Daddy in terms of actual SSL usage on the world's million most visited sites. GeoTrust has 40% more domains under its protection than Go Daddy does. This momentum is fueled by the increased attention the industry has been paying to the rivalry between GeoTrust and Go Daddy. Now the latest development in that rivalry is our new Go Daddy ad parody from GeoTrust, which already is...

Tim Callan | 09 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

Symantec's SSL business is happy to be participating in a few philanthropic programs this holiday season on behalf of our customers.

For our annual gift to our VeriSign SSL customers, Symantec will give the gift of education to hundreds of children by donating $50,000 to One Laptop Per Child. OLPC's non-profit mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education through technology. Those of us who believe in the Internet and its potential view this effort as a game-changer for global development. We are pleased to support OLCP and we encourage our friends in the online trust community to join us in this effort.

On behalf...

Tim Callan | 18 Oct 2010 | 0 comments

Apologies for the delayed post, but the Alexa-Netcraft index once again shows GeoTrust as the most chosen SSL Certificate among the world's million most popular sites.

Tim Callan | 04 Aug 2010 | 0 comments

Last month I wrote about the Alexa-Netcraft Index, which tracks usage of SSL Certificates among the million most visited sites. The newest Alexa-Netcraft index is out, and once again GeoTrust is in the lead by a long shot, with almost 40% more domains using GeoTrust SSL Certificates than those from Go Daddy.

Tim Callan | 12 Sep 2008 | 0 comments

Regular readers of The SSL Blog will know that Opera 9.5 supports EV and has supported the VeriSign root from the very beginning. Well, Opera 9.5 now contains native support for GeoTrust and thawte roots as well.

Tim Callan | 09 Oct 2006 | 0 comments

Here are some more questions we've gotten concerning our acquisition of GeoTrust.

Tim Callan | 29 Sep 2006 | 0 comments

I'll remind you that VeriSign announced its intent to acquire GeoTrust on May 17, 2006 and completed the acquisition on September 5, 2006. Since then the two companies have gotten a lot of questions from customers and others. Here are some of the more common ones: