Riding the EV Bandwagon: The SSL Store™ Sells its 10,000th EV Certificate

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As the high-end SSL certificate market continues to flourish, The SSL Store™ recently sold its 10,000th Extended Validation (EV) certificate since first opening its door for business in 2009.

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The SSL Store™ Sells its 10,000th EV SSL Certificates

EV certificates are harder to obtain than a standard certificate, as they require a more thorough vetting of a business before being issued, but in return they offer the highest security and trust with far more features and benefits than any other type of SSL certificate.

The biggest benefit of an EV certificate that’s becoming more and more ingrained in the eye of an average consumer is the green address bar that encompasses the URL within the browser window – now a universal symbol of trust recognized across the internet. Some EV certificates offer additional features as well, like daily malware scans and vulnerability assessments, among others.

“We’re extremely proud of this milestone,” said Bill Grueninger, General Manager of The SSL Store™. “Our team has been committed to selling EV certificates from day one – as we want to ensure that our customers have the safest and most trusted sites on the web, while giving every little boost to their bottom-line that we can.”

The market for EV SSL Certificates has been growing at a substantial rate. According to the Netcraft SSL survey from May 2013, the EV market has expanded 83.5% since 2011, with Symantec-brand certificates accounting for 58.9% of all active EV SSL certificates worldwide. Additionally, the overall SSL market, which includes DV, OV, and EV certificates, is expanding by 12.6% year over year – meaning the EV market is growing twice as fast.

To further illustrate the rapid growth of EV certificates, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) recently did a study which found that back in April 2009, there were approximately 12,725 issued EV certificates. Fast forward to April of 2013, and that number has ballooned to 74,270 issued EV certificates. For SSL as a whole, the market has grown at a 26% compound annual growth rate since 2007.

As businesses around the world continue to realize the benefits that EV certificates can bring to their websites, the year over year numbers are expected to continue their current upward trend. EV certificates remain one of the most commonly recognized trust indicators in cyberspace, and businesses simply cannot afford to lose customers because they do not feel secure in making online transactions. The SSL Store™ remains committed to catering to this ever-expanding market, and offering businesses from around the world a wide variety of EV certificates from the most trusted Certification Authorities in the industry.

About The SSL Store™:

Headquartered in Saint Petersburg, Florida, with additional offices located in Turkey, Holland, and India, The SSL Store™ is one of the world’s leading providers of SSL security certificates and renewals. The SSL Store™ is the fastest growing Platinum Partner of many major Certification Authorities (CAs), including Symantec, VeriSign, Thawte, RapidSSL, GeoTrust, and Comodo.

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