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Symantec Achieves Highest Number of SSL Certificates Issued Globally

Industry security leader surpasses all Certificate Authorities in SSL technology history

SYDNEY – 20 April 2012 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that it has issued the largest number of active SSL certificates worldwide, according to the April 2012 Netcraft Survey.  With 811,511 installed SSL certificates, Symantec beats its nearest competitor by more than 200,000 active SSL certificates, demonstrating clear leadership in the global SSL certificate market. Symantec experienced the largest growth of net new SSL certificates, an increase of 14,768 certificates, according to the April Netcraft SSL Survey.


Current Netcraft data also shows a significant 41.3 percent year over year growth of installed Symantec EV SSL certificates.  This growth demonstrates the deepening trust organisations have on EV SSL certificates, while positioning Symantec as the committed leader of the EV SSL market with a staggering 65.1 percent total market share.  The EV SSL market will continue to thrive as EV SSL certificates provide organisations with the reassurance needed to protect online transactions and communications.


The April 2012 Netcraft SSL Survey reports that Symantec led the industry in net new SSL certificates across all three recognised segments, Extended Validation SSL (EV SSL), Organisation Validated SSL (OV SSL), and Domain Validated SSL (DV SSL).


 "The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that over 650 third party CA's currently exist," said Fran Rosch, vice president, Identity and Authentication Services, Symantec.  "The Netcraft report for April shows that when it comes down to it, website owners need to put their trust in a certificate authority that provides top notch protection against growing cyber security threats.  At Symantec we continue to invest in both our own security infrastructure and in the relationships we've built with website owners and internet users around the world. When it comes to the value of dedicated website security, consumer trust and a sustainable business partner, not all certificate authorities are created equal."


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