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Comodo Now the Number One Digital Certificate Authority in the World

Cyber Security Innovator Builds on Customer Trust and Organic Growth to Surpass Symantec/Verisign; First Time in Internet History The Number One Market Share Position Has Changed Hands

Clifton, NJ, February 17, 2015 — The Comodo organization, a global innovator and developer of cyber security solutions, today announced that it has surpassed Symantec/Verisign to become the number one digital certificate authority in the world. This marks the first time in Internet history there is a new number one market share leader for trust and security.

According to new data released by, an independent IT market research firm, Comodo has now captured 33.6% of the certificate authority market to take the number one position1. The 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.

“In the history of the Internet, this is the first time there has ever been a new number one in certificate authority market share, and we are extremely proud of this accomplishment,” said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO of Comodo. “It’s important to state that we’ve achieved this number one ranking through organic growth, not acquired growth, resulting from strong customer and partner relationships globally. Consumers and businesses worldwide have spoken loudly and clearly that they choose and trust Comodo as their number one security provider.”

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 has now earned number one status.

Additionally, of the percentages of .com websites using various SSL certificate authorities, Comodo is used by 34.7% of all .com websites, while Symantec dropped below 30% for the first time, moving to 29.9%2. This is according to the market share data “Distribution of SSL certificate authorities among websites that use .com.”

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. This has led to the strong demand for Comodo’s web security products and remote tech support service Geekbuddy.

Comodo’s unique ‘point-to-verify’ technology shows real time verification of a customer’s business credentials and the Comodo warranty is one of the industry’s best. Comodo Certificates are the quickest and most cost effective way for an online business to protect customer transactions.

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About Comodo

The Comodo companies provide the infrastructure that is essential in enabling e-merchants, other Internet-connected companies, software companies, and individual consumers to interact and conduct business via the Internet safely and securely. The Comodo companies offer PKI SSLCode SigningContent Verification and Email Certificate; award winning PC Security software;  Vulnerability Scanning services for PCI Compliance; secure e-mail and fax services.

Continual innovation, a core competence in PKI, and a commitment to reversing the growth of Internet-crime distinguish the Comodo companies as vital players in the Internet’s ongoing development. Comodo secures and authenticates online transactions and communications for over 200,000 business customers and 3,000,000 users of our desktop security products.

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