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... despite the paramount importance of SSL certificates, hosting companies have had few options when it comes to purchasing them. Until late 2001, Web hosts typically had two main choices: VeriSign or Thawte. With the entrance of 2002, however, the battle to secure the Web servers of hosting companies, their clients and other large-scale enterprises finally seems to be heating up.. . .
... despite the paramount importance of SSL certificates, hosting companies have had few options when it comes to purchasing them. Until late 2001, Web hosts typically had two main choices: VeriSign or Thawte. With the entrance of 2002, however, the battle to secure the Web servers of hosting companies, their clients and other large-scale enterprises finally seems to be heating up.

The increase in competition stems from Boston-based Internet security firm GeoTrust (geotrust.com), which recently entered the SSL certificate market in a big way. The company said today it has now garnered 9.31% of the digital certificate market, and that it was on track to take 30% market share by the end of the year.

What's interesting about GeoTrust's announcement is that the company didn't ship its QuickSSL product until October 2001, a few weeks after acquiring the digital certificate business of information management firm Equifax. GeoTrust spent its first few months in the digital certificate business establishing the base for the company's future, however, meaning things really didn't get rolling until January.

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