Clifton, NJ, November 11, 2015 — The Comodo organization, a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions, today announced a milestone market share number in its ongoing rise in the digital certificate market overall.

According to updated published data by w3techs.com, an independent IT market research firm, Comodo has now captured 40.0% of the SSL certificate authority market, further increasing its number one position from last month, and furthering its lead over Symantec, which drops to a new all-time low of 29.7%.

To mark this milestone, w3techs.com themselves issued an alert and post(1) on their own web site which summarized the market share numbers since April 1, 2015:

@W3Techs #Comodo has reached an SSL certificate authorities market share of 40%, up from 34.7% eight month ago. http://w3techs.com/technologies/history_overview/ssl_certificate

The top three market share positions in SSL Certificate Authority data according to w3techs.com:

as of April 1as of May 1as of June 1as of July 1as of Aug 1as of Sept 1as of Oct 1as of Nov 1as of Nov 11
Comodo34.7%35.3%35.9%36.4%36.6%36.6%37.1%39.1%40.0%
Symantec
Group
32.6%32.2%31.6%31.2%30.8%30.6%30.2%29.9%29.7%
Go Daddy
Group
14.1%14.0%13.9%13.8%13.6%13.4%13.3%13.2%13.1%

w3techs.com published(2) data in mid-February of this year that showed Comodo had surpassed Symantec Group to become the number one digital certificate authority in the world, marking the first time in Internet history there was a new, number one SSL certificate market share leader.

The w3techs.com market share data Usage of SSL Certificate Authorities for Websites focuses on global web technology usage, and monitors certificate authorities of the top 10 million websites to calculate market share.

SSL certificates, which authenticate the identity of a website and encrypt information that is sent back and forth over the server, are managed and issued by Certificate Authorities, where Comodo maintains its number one status.

With more than 85 million installations of its award winning Internet security products, consumers and businesses trust Comodo to protect their internet experiences, and are confident in shopping and making transactions with sites that are protected by Comodo.

(1) http://w3techs.com/technologies/history_overview/ssl_certificate

(2) http://w3techs.com/blog/entry/comodo_has_become_the_most_widely_used_ssl_certificate_authority


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