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Go Daddy Leading SSL Certificate Growth

Go Daddy, is responsible for more than 45 percent of the market growth in the latest Netcraft Secure Server Survey Report. Go Daddy added more than 10,000 SSL certificates to its portfolio. In comparison, the Netcraft report stated that the nearest competitor grew by about half that amount.

“Go Daddy is serious about protecting its customers’ data,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. “It’s important to secure your website, but it doesn’t have to cost a lot. Think about it, Go Daddy provides world-class customer care and an SSL certificate that is identical to our competitors — all at less than half the price of most providers. I don’t have to tell you, saving money is important to people these days.”

Go Daddy’s growth in the market has been dramatic this year. In July, Netcraft reported that Go Daddy manages more than a half-million SSL certificates, and in Aug. Go Daddy ranked as the second largest extended validation certificate provider in the world.

As the general public becomes more aware of the importance of online security, steps are being taken to ensure communications between websites and visitors are safe. On Oct.1, a major social media network required third-party apps to obtain SSL certificates in an initiative to increase security. Applications that did not meet this requirement were temporarily hidden from users on the platform.

SSL certificates provide data encryption between a web server and a browser. This keeps transmitted data secure including customer data or financial information. Go Daddy SSL Certificates provide visual confirmation in a browser with an ‘https’ prefix and a padlock icon. Extended Validation certificates additionally display a green address bar in many browsers, indicating the website’s organization completed strict validation processes.

All Go Daddy SSL Certificates include an unlimited server license and free 24/7 customer support. Security provided by an SSL certificate can also be increased by incorporating DNSSEC, which adds a digital signature to a domain name’s DNS.

To learn more about Go Daddy products, including SSL Certificates and email marketing, please visit www.GoDaddy.com.

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