Comodo CA Sees 35 Percent Year-Over-Year Increase in EV Certificates

EV SSL will be a topic of discussion at the Comodo CA booth during RSA 2018

CLIFTON, N.J., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Comodo CA, a worldwide leader in digital identity solutions, will address evolving cyberthreats and the increasing importance Extended Validation (EV) TLS/SSL certificates play in securing websites and inspiring consumer trust at the RSA Conference 2018, San Francisco, April 16 – 20.

According to the Feb 2018 Netcraft report, Comodo CA has seen a 35 percent year-over-year increase of EV certificate units* making it one of the fastest growing providers of high assurance certificates.  The volume of EV certificates globally also saw a record year in 2017 as more and more businesses adopt EV as standard practice for their websites.  The demand for stronger, more secure EV certificates comes in the wake of increased phishing websites using Domain Validated (DV) certificates. Phishing websites imitate legitimate websites to steal customers’ funds and identities. Phishing websites using DV certificates get the “Secure” label by browsers, which adds to consumer confusion. Browsers intend the “secure” label to indicate that the link is encrypted to the destination. That destination could be a phishing website. Unfortunately, consumers translate “secure” to mean safe.

“Enabling HTTPS and a padlock in browsers is no longer sufficient for business websites,”  says Bill Holtz, CEO, Comodo CA.  “Online consumers are demanding the additional assurances that the identity of the website they are visiting has been verified by human auditors. The EV certificate that also carries a green identifier in the URL bar is subjected to extensive human scrutiny by the issuing Certificate Authority before a certificate is issued. That contrasts with a DV certificate that undergoes no scrutiny. The green bar tells consumers that they are at a legitimate website and not a phishing website. There has been no phishing attack using the EV certificate.”

At RSA 2018, the world’s leading information security conference and exposition, Comodo CA will exhibit its leading portfolio of solutions that deliver security and trust to over 700,000 businesses worldwide.  Comodo CA will also spotlight the key trends it is seeing that are driving adoption of EV certificates and will cover its recent announcements including:

Comodo CA will be at booth 541 – to schedule a meeting at the show, contact the company at press@comodoca.com.

About Comodo CA
A trusted advisor by enterprises globally for more than two decades, Comodo CA provides digital identity solutions for businesses of all sizes – protecting their employees, customers, intellectual property and overall brand – from damages caused by fraudsters impersonating people and devices. As the largest commercial certificate authority with over 100 million SSL certificates issued worldwide, Comodo CA has the experience and performance to meet the growing need to secure transactions and create online trust. For more information, visit ComodoCA.com.

About RSA Conference
RSA Conference is the premier series of global events where the world talks security and leadership gathers, advances and emerges. Whether attending in the U.S., the EMEA region, or the Asia-Pacific region, RSA Conference events are where the security industry converges to discuss current and future concerns and get access to the people, content and ideas that help enable individuals and companies to win, grow and do their best. It is the ultimate marketplace for the latest technologies and hands-on educational opportunities that help industry professionals discover how to make their companies more secure while showcasing the most enterprising, influential and thought-provoking thinkers and leaders in security today. For information on events, online programming and the most up-to-date news pertaining to the information security industry visit www.rsaconference.com. 

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Netcraft SSL Server Survey – Based on Feb 2018 results compared to Feb 2017 results