Community-powered safe surfing tool WOT reached another milestone this past Monday by passing 30 million downloads. The number of downloads has effectively doubled during the past 12 months and the latest figure checks off a great year for the Finnish company – a year that also included new partnerships with social media giant Facebook and Russian email provider Mail.ru.
Despite the already impressive figures WOT aims to multiply its user base in 2012.
“WOT’s growth is based on user recommendations – the word about an excellent product spreads fast on the web. Users understand the diversity of online threats and want to actively take part in making the web safer”, says Vesa Perälä, CEO of WOT. “The Internet is an ecosystem where everything evolves quickly, and only a community that’s large enough can monitor it effectively. I believe companies will reach this same conclusion, and include WOT’s crowdsourced solution in their IT portfolio”.
To celebrate the milestone Web of Trust is giving out 20 WOT-themed hats to its users in a raffle that takes place on Thursday. Check out the company’s blog for more details.