SOURCE: VeriSign, Inc.

VeriSign, Inc.

June 15, 2010 08:00 ET

VeriSign Leads SSL Market With 44.4 Percent Unit Share, Latest Netcraft Survey Shows

With a More Comprehensive View of SSL Market, Netcraft's June Survey Reinforces Leadership of VeriSign Brand Certificates Across the Internet

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) -  VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, leads the global SSL marketplace with a 44.4 percent share, according to the latest Netcraft survey of publicly facing SSL Certificates on the Internet.

The June Netcraft survey includes the most comprehensive and accurate view of the SSL market ever. The survey found a total of 1,502,281 distinct valid third-party SSL Certificates, 667,429 of which feature SSL Certificates provided by VeriSign and its brands.

Due to the June survey's more complete accounting of the SSL market overall, VeriSign's market share in the June report is 44.4 percent, compared to the 38.1 percent share Netcraft assigned to VeriSign in May. VeriSign's share of the Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate market also rose in June, with VeriSign brands providing 72.2 percent of the 26,387 EV SSL Certificates in use on the Internet.

"The Netcraft June 2010 survey offers the most complete snapshot of the SSL market to date, showing not only that VeriSign has maintained its SSL leadership, but that our market share has been higher than previous surveys indicated," said Tim Callan, vice president of product marketing at VeriSign. "As Netcraft has access to more hostnames data, they will be able to report more accurate market share figures, which we believe will continue to be very favorable for VeriSign."

VeriSign provides a wide range of SSL encryption and authentication services under the VeriSign, GeoTrust and Thawte brands. As the most respected and trusted SSL authority on the Web, VeriSign is the SSL Certificate provider of choice for more than 1 Million web servers. In fact, 93 percent of the Fortune 500 and 97 of the world's 100 largest SSL-using banks secure their sites with SSL Certificates sold by VeriSign and its subsidiaries. To learn more about VeriSign SSL, visit

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