Changes Name to RapidSSL.com
Renaming Reflects Rapid Growth
of Company and Popularity of
Rapid Provisioning Process; Company Offering Free Certificates During
DENVER, CO―March 08, 2005―FreeSSL.com,
a rapidly growing SSL certificate specialist and a leader in automated
certificate issuance, announced today that it is changing its name to
RapidSSL.com. RapidSSL.com focuses on providing value-priced SSL
certificates to the small-to-medium sized business markets, a
burgeoning segment of the e-commerce marketplace. The name RapidSSL.com
was chosen to reflect the company’s commitment to delivering
certificates quickly, typically in only minutes.
“RapidSSL.com not only reflects our
commitment to delivering certificates faster than anyone else in the
industry, it truly reflects the company’s phenomenal growth,” stated
Paul Tourret, managing director of RapidSSL.com. “In 2004, our growth
was 170%, making us the fastest growing CA in any segment of the SSL
certificate market. Since our launch in 2003, the company has gained
over 2,000 distribution partners and thousands of new customers.”
To mark the launch of the new site
name, RapidSSL.com will be offering free certificates to customers
switching from a competitor’s SSL certificates to RapidSSL.com.
RapidSSL.com markets its SSL
certificates to the small-to-medium sized business marketplace, easing
the process for obtaining a server certificate using a patent-pending
automated domain control issuance process. RapidSSL.com owns the
trusted root certificates used to issue its certificate portfolio and
also offers industry leading customer care. RapidSSL.com’s certificates
are simple to deploy because they avoid the sometimes difficult and
extensive installation issues that can be associated with "chained
root" certificates, offered by other entry-level Certificate
Authorities, such as Comodo and thawte.
The name change is effective
immediately. All products and support services will remain the same,
ensuring a seamless transition for customers and resellers. The free
certificate offer is good for thawte and Comodo customers who switch to
RapidSSL before June 30, 2005.
RapidSSL.com (www.rapidssl.com), an Internet security specialist, is
dedicated to being the lowest cost provider of SSL certificates to the
small-to-medium business markets. RapidSSL.com issues 128-bit, 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. Its products include the
StarterSSL, RapidSSL and RapidSSL Wildcard certificate brands.
RapidSSL.com also offers professional level certificates and identity
assurance solutions from GeoTrust. RapidSSL.com can be contacted by
telephone at US 720 359 1590 or Europe +44 (0) 870 432 5190 or by
(C) 2005 RapidSSL.com.