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VeriSign Corners SSL Certification

Is the e-commerce site you shop at secure? Is your information safe? The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol is one measure of security and business is booming for companies like VeriSign that provide SSL certification.

eSecurityPlanet reports on the latest SSL market share figures from Netcraft which includes more comprehensive sales figures from the biggest SSL provider in the market.


The market for SSL security certification continues to grow and the big winner in terms of share is VeriSign, according to the latest report on SSL from Netcraft.

The study reports that VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN), holds a 44.4 percent share of the SSL market for June of 2010. The June figure represents an increase over the 38.1 percent share reported by Netcraft for VeriSign in May, though there is a catch. The June Netcraft SSL survey reported a more comprehensive view of the overall marketplace, thanks in part to data provided by VeriSign. The new data comes at a critical time for VeriSign's SSL business as it is in the process of being acquired by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) for $1.28 billion.

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VeriSign Taps Growing SSL Certification Market