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Comodo Further Increases Its Global Digital Certificate Authority Market Share

Comodo extends its lead in the SSL market while Symantec market share drops to an all-time low

Clifton, NJ, June 1, 2015 — The Comodo organization, a global innovator and developer of cyber security solutions, today announced that it has further increased its global market share leadership position as the number one Digital Certificate authority in the world.

According to the published May monthly data by w3techs.com, an independent IT market research firm, Comodo has now captured 35.9% of the SSL certificate authority market, further increasing its number one position and furthering its lead over Symantec, which drops to an all-time low of 31.6%.

w3techs.com published data earlier 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(1).

Market Share
as of March 1
Market Share
as of April 1
Market Share
as of May 1
Market Share
as of June 1
Comodo 34.0% 34.7% 35.3% 35.9%
Symantec Group 33.1% 32.6% 32.2% 31.6%

The w3techs.com market share data Usage of SSL Certificate Authorities for Websites(2) 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.

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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 SSL, Code Signing, Content 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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(1) http://w3techs.com/blog/entry/comodo_has_become_the_most_widely_used_ssl_certificate_authority
(2) http://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/ssl_certificate/all

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