Since Symantec was dethroned by Comodo in February 2015, Comodo has continued to further expand its market share leadership, according to new data from w3techs.com,. This significant market share move was even predicted by w3techs.com in the February data when it stated “Comodo’s market share is likely to grow further, as it is particularly popular among new sites.”
According to w3techs.com’s December data, Comodo has an SSL certificate authority market share of 40.7% (as of Jan 1). For 11 consecutive months, Comodo has maintained its number one market share ranking since taking it from Symantec.
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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.
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