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Comodo's Market Leadership As The Number One Global Digital Certificate Authority Continues

Ten consecutive months of market share leadership for Comodo, as the company expands on its number one ranking in the SSL market over all competitors

Clifton, NJ, December 1, 2015 — The Comodo organization, a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions, today announced that for the tenth consecutive month, Comodo has increased its global market share leadership position as the number one digital certificate authority in the world.   

According to the published(1) November monthly data by w3techs.com, an independent IT market research firm, Comodo has now captured 40.8% of the SSL certificate authority market, further increasing its number one position from October, and furthering its lead over Symantec Group and Go Daddy Group, respectively.   

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. In mid-November of this year, w3techs.com published(3) data that showed Comodo surpassed the 40% market share threshold.  

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

  as of Mar 1 as of Apr 1 as of May 1 as of June 1 as of July 1 as of Aug 1 as of Sept 1 as of Oct 1 as of Nov 1 as of Dec 1
Comodo 34.0% 34.7% 35.3% 35.9% 36.4% 36.6% 36.6% 37.1% 39.1% 40.8%
Symantec
Group
33.1% 32.6% 32.2% 31.6% 31.2% 30.8% 30.6% 30.2% 29.9% 29.4%
Go Daddy
Group
13.8% 14.1% 14.0% 13.9% 13.8% 13.6% 13.4% 13.3% 13.2% 13.0%

The w3techs.com market share data Usage of SSL Certificate Authorities for Websites(1) 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.

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(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

(3) https://www.comodo.com/news/press_releases/2015/11/comodo-achieves-milestone-in-digital-certificate-market-share-position.html

For more information, media and analysts may contact:

Charles Zinkowski
Director of Corporate Communications
973-859-4662
Charles.Zinkowski@comodo.com