Certificate Issuer FreeSSL.com Experiences Triple Digit Growth
Based on Recent 2004 Netcraft
Data, FreeSSL's 170% Growth Eclipses Rival Comodo's Growth of 49%
DENVER, Colo., Jan. 26 -- FreeSSL.com,
the SSL certificate security specialist and a leader in automated
certificate issuance, has announced that its growth rate for 2004 was
170%, far exceeding that of its major rival, Comodo, at the low end of
the SSL certificate market. According to the recently published
December 2004 Netcraft SSL Survey, Comodo grew 49% during the same
period. Since its launch in 2003, FreeSSL has become a major brand at
the entry-level end of the market, gaining over 2,000 distribution
partners and thousands of new customers.
"In a market that grew by 30%
worldwide, we are extremely pleased by our triple digit growth this
past year," stated Paul Tourret, vice president of sales for
FreeSSL.com. "The success of FreeSSL.com can be largely attributed to
our reseller channel, which has found our rapid certificate delivery,
pricing and partner programs superior to those of our competitors. In
this year, we gained hundreds of resellers who previously distributed
Comodo and thawte SSL certificates, and converted thousands of
customers through our aggressive competitive conversion programs."
FreeSSL.com markets its StarterSSL(TM)
certificates as an entry-level product for the small-to-medium size
business marketplace, easing the application process for obtaining a
certificate using FreeSSL.com's patent-pending automated domain control
issuance process. StarterSSL has also avoided the sometimes difficult
and extensive installation issues that can be associated with "chained
root" certificates, often offered by other entry-level Certificate
Authorities, such as Comodo and thawte.
"Our SSL Certificate product line has
experienced explosive growth this past year. FreeSSL.com's StarterSSL
product is one of our most popular SSL offerings and has been a key
contributor to our growth," said Terry Kocek, vice president of sales
with RegisterFly.com, a leading Internet Services company. "With
FreeSSL.com, we can offer our clients a competitively priced product,
rapidly delivered in a few minutes. Having partnered with other SSL
providers before, the quality of the product coupled with exceptional
customer service clearly makes FreeSSL.com stand apart from their
FreeSSL.com (http://www.freessl.com) is an Internet security
specialist, focused on providing small/medium businesses (SMB) with
strong 128 bit encryption, industry standard SSL certificates.
FreeSSL.com is dedicated to being the lowest cost provider of SSL to
the entry-level small-to-medium size business marketplace and offers
the StarterSSL, FreeSSL and ChainedSSL Wildcard certificate brands.
FreeSSL.com also offers professional Level certificates and identity
assurance solutions from GeoTrust. FreeSSL.com issue single root
certificates through the industry's fastest certificate provisioning
system, resulting in certificates that are issued in minutes (24/7/365)
and installed in seconds. FreeSSL.com owns the trusted root
certificates used to issue its certificate portfolio and also provides
industry leading customer care available by telephone, email and web.
FreeSSL.com can be contacted at http://www.freessl.com and by telephone
at US 720 359 1590 or Europe +44 (0) 870 432 5190.
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