CLIFTON, N.J., Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 w3Techs.com, 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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The Comodo organization is a global innovator and developer of cyber security solutions, founded on the belief that every single digital transaction deserves and requires a unique layer of trust and security. Building on its deep history in SSL certificates, antivirus and endpoint security leadership, and the only company with true containment technology, individuals and enterprises rely on Comodo's proven solutions to authenticate, validate and secure their most critical information. With data protection covering endpoint, network and mobile security, plus identity and access management, Comodo's proprietary technologies help solve the malware and cyber-attack challenges of today. Securing online transactions for thousands of businesses, and with more than 85 million desktop security software installations, Comodo is Creating Trust Online®. With United States headquarters in Clifton, New Jersey, the Comodo organization has offices in China, India, the Philippines, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit comodo.com.
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1per w3techs.com data: http://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/ssl_certificate/all
2per w3techs.com data: http://w3techs.com/technologies/segmentation/tld-com-/ssl_certificate
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