TippingPoint says the new agreement underscores each company’s commitment to safeguarding data and combating cyber crime through the implementation of the most stringent security standards.
An SSL certificate, which enables a browser and server to establish a secure, encrypted connection, is the industry standard for protecting sensitive information from identity theft, hacking and tampering, says TippingPoint. Businesses, for example, use SSL certificates to thwart hackers from accessing credit card information during online transactions.
“Both TippingPoint and GoDaddy know network security is of paramount importance,” says TippingPoint president James Hamilton. “The combination of product, price and service made GoDaddy SSL Certificates an obvious choice for our networks.”
In January, Go Daddy reported than its SSL market share had increased by 63 percent over a 12 month period since January 2007. In the most recent release, Go Daddy says its SSL business grew by 83 percent in the last 16 months. That would mean the growth has been pretty consistent since the last report. The fact that Go Daddy continues to measure starting at January 2007 seems to suggest that the company did something to spark the current growth rate at around that time. However, Go Daddy’s news archive seems to have a period between March 2006 to March 2007 where no press releases were posted, making it difficult to confirm what this catalyst could’ve been.
Go Daddy first started providing the secure certificates in March 2004 and is the world’s second largest certification authority, according to Web analysis firm Netcraft.
“GoDaddy’s SSL Certs provide IT administrators an easy and cost effective way to protect their networks,” says Go Daddy’s CEO and founder Bob Parsons. “It just makes sense for a company as committed to online security as TippingPoint to recognize the advantage – our customers get the same functionality, stringent vetting standards and reliability as any other cert in the industry. The difference is GoDaddy SSL certs cost a fraction of the price.”