Comodo CA Sees 35% Year-Over-Year Growth of Extended Validation Certificates

According to the February 2018 Netcraft report, Comodo CA – a provider of digital identity solutions for businesses of all sizes – has seen a 35 percent year-over-year increase of Extended Validation (EV) TLS/SSL certificates making it one of the fastest growing providers of high assurance certificates.

The volume of Extended Validation (EV) certificates globally also saw a record year in 2017 as more and more businesses adopt EV as standard practice for their websites, stated Comodo CA. The demand for stronger, more secure EV certificates would come 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 would 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, stated Comodo CA.

“Enabling HTTPS and a padlock in browsers is no longer sufficient for business websites,” said Bill Holtz, CEO of 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.”

RSA 2018 Conference

At RSA 2018, a well-known global information security conference and exposition, Comodo CA will exhibit its portfolio of digital identity solutions that would 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 Extended Validation certificates and will cover its recent announcements including:

  • Comodo Certificate Manager 6.0 launch featuring automatic provisioning for F5 BIG-IP including WildCard and Multi-Domain as well as Microsoft CA certificates discovery, management and replacement through a single interface
  • The launch of Comodo CA’s new IoT security platform and partner program
  • Comodo CA’s tremendous growth in the past year, including the addition of 35 new channel partners, and record-setting growth from its channel program delivering a 45 percent increase in year over year growth.

Comodo CA will be at booth 541 – to schedule a meeting at the show, contact the company at [email protected].

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