Clifton, NJ, February 5, 2016 — The Comodo organization, a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions, today announced that for the twelfth consecutive month, Comodo has maintained its global market share leadership position as the number one digital certificate authority in the world.

According to the published(1) January monthly data by w3techs.com, an independent IT market research firm, Comodo has captured 40.8% of the SSL certificate authority market, furthering its lead over Symantec Group and Go Daddy Group, respectively.

w3techs.com published(2) data in mid-February of 2015 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.

Since taking over the number one position, over the past twelve months from March 1, 2015 to February 1, 2016 – Comodo has expanded its lead between first place and second place from .9% to 12.9%.

The top three market share positions in SSL Certificate Authority data according to w3techs.com over the past twelve months: http://w3techs.com/technologies/history_overview/ssl_certificate

MARKET SHAREas of Mar 1as of Apr 1as of May 1as of Jun 1as of July 1as of Aug 1as of Sept 1as of Oct 1as of Nov 1as of Dec 1as of Jan 1 (2016)as of Feb 1 (2016)
Comodo34.0%34.7%35.3%35.9%36.4%36.6%36.6%37.1%39.1%40.8%40.7%40.8%
Symantec
Group
33.1%32.6%32.2%31.6%31.2%30.8%30.6%30.2%29.9%29.4%28.5%27.9%
Go Daddy
Group
13.8%14.1%14.0%13.9%13.8%13.6%13.4%13.3%13.2%13.0%12.7%12.4%


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.

(1) http://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/ssl_certificate/all

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

About Comodo CA

Comodo CA, the largest certificate authority with over 1 million SSL certificates issued worldwide, is meeting these challenges head-on by securing transactions and creating trust online. A trusted partner for more than two decades, Comodo CA provides web security solutions for businesses of all sizes, protecting their online universe. Comodo CA’s world-class solutions identify, prevent, remediate and combat against sophisticated web-based threats. For more information, visit comodoca.com.