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Dell, Imperva, OPNET & SmugMug Use SSL Certs to Secure Online Transactions

June 3, 2008; 06:28 AM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--Dell is an online commerce pioneer and a leader in computer systems and services. Imperva is a leader in application data security. OPNET is a leading provider of solutions for managing networks and applications. SmugMug is a leading photo-sharing site. What do these companies have in common? Aside from being leaders in their respective fields, they all use trusted SSL certificates.

Go Daddy SSL Secure Certificates enable a server and a browser to establish a secure, encrypted connection to protect data during transmission. SSL certs are the standard when it comes to protecting important information, including credit card numbers, passwords and Social Security numbers.

Its great to see Dell, Opnet, SmugMug, Imperva and so many other big companies taking advantage of our SSL certificates. All of our customers get the same functionality, stringent vetting standards and reliability as any other cert in the industry, said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. If you could get an identical product for a fraction of the price, why wouldnt you do it?

As a company with a strong online presence, security is vital to our success, said Andy Lark, Dells vice president of marketing and communications, and head of Privacy and security are an uncompromising commitment we make to millions of customers every day., the worlds second-largest certificate provider, according to Netcraft Inc., provides 24/7 in-house customer support for any customer questions.

"The decision on which certificate provider we chose to use was simple," said Mark Kraynak, senior director of strategic marketing at Imperva. "Go Daddy makes it easy. They have reliable customer support, an excellent product and the price is right."

These industry heavyweights arent the only ones using Go Daddys SSL Certificates: smaller businesses see the value as well. In fact, in the latest Netcraft report, Go Daddy showed the largest growth in number of SSL certificates issued.

For four months Go Daddy has continually led all other SSL providers in the number of new certificates issued and has shown the largest overall growth over the past 12 months," said Mike Prettejohn, director of Netcraft Ltd.

An SSL Certificate enables encryption of online transactions and communications. SSL Certificates are offered in three assurance validation levels: Standard, Deluxe and the new Premium with Extended Validation. All certificates offer up to 256-bit encryption.

Go Daddy is the worlds largest domain name registrar and is one of the worlds top Web hosting providers. Go Daddy is renowned for its customer support and can help anyone enhance or create their own Web site, no matter what their skill level.

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About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.

Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration plans and Web site design and hosting packages, as well as a broad array of on-demand services. These include products such as SSL Certificates, Domains by Proxy private registration, ecommerce Web site hosting, blog templates and blog software, podcast packages, and online photo hosting. The Go Daddy Group, Inc. has more than 29 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. is the world's No. 1 domain name registrar, according to Name Intelligence, Inc. is also rated the worlds largest hostname provider, according to Netcraft Ltd. During 2007, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all domain names registered in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.

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