WOT is #1 Rising Star of the North from Finland, Awarded by SIME

The reputation rating service Web of Trust is the top Finnish company in the 2009 SIME Rising Stars of the North, and fifth overall in the Nordics. The 12-member jury selected the WOT browser add-on as top in Finland because it uses a high level of innovation and has created a unique product with a clear end-user focus. WOT and its new commercial product, the Community Trust Network, was judged to have great potential to become a commercial success and mean a lot to users and customers.

An independent professional jury handpicked 36 promising, young nominees from a field of 150 companies based in Scandinavia. WOT, from Helsinki, Finland, demonstrated competences within technology, strategy, and communication making it the top achiever of all companies nominated from Finland. The awards were given at a gala event in Stockholm on November 12. SIME is northern Europe’s largest conference about the Internet and digital opportunities.

Free browser add-on warns against online threats

Web of Trust is a community-based safe surfing tool that uses an intuitive traffic-light style rating system to help Internet users stay safe as they search, browse, and shop online. The WOT add-on provides safety ratings to search results when using Google, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, and other popular sites, helping people protect their computers and personal information. Website ratings are continuously updated by millions of members of the WOT community and from trusted sources, like Panda Security and PhishTank. The free Internet security add-on works with popular browsers and can be downloaded at

The Community Trust Network

The Community Trust Network is a program specially designed for online shop owners whose sites have superior reputations. CTN tools help e-commerce and other sites to publicize their trustworthiness and to collect ratings and feedback in a neutral way. The end result for website owners is that they attract new visitors, improve their reputation, and boost sales by increasing confidence and trust. CTN is WOT’s first commercial product. Site owners can have a 1-month free trial.

Supporting Facts of WOT

  • WOT has been downloaded 7 million times

  • Reputation information for 25 million websites

  • Available for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome

  • WOT is open source software

  • WOT receives additional information from trusted sources, such as Panda Security, PhishTank, TRUSTe and hpHosts


Vesa Perälä, CEO

+358 40 586 0863

vesa (at)

WOT Services Ltd. Italahdenkatu 27 A

00210 Helsinki, Finland