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Comodo has once again topped the charts – this time for the fifth consecutive quarter – as the global leader in digital certificates. With the close of the first quarter (April 1), Comodo now owns 40.8 percent of the market share in digital certificates, according to, an independent IT market research firm.

ssl certificate studies the top 10 million websites globally each month, examining the digital certificate landscape. From that research, determines market share for leading companies and publicizes the data.

SSL certificates, which authenticate the identity of a website and encrypt information sent back and forth over the server, are managed and issued by companies serving as Certificate Authorities. As such, Comodo continues to be the world leader in the field.

Historical data for the last 12 months on market share can be found here:

It is important to note that Comodo has achieved this no. 1 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 no. 1 digital certificate security provider.

MARKET SHARE End of Q1 2015(April 1) End of Q2 2015(July 1) End of Q3 2015(October 1) End of Q4 2015(January 1) End of Q1 2016(April 1)
Comodo 34.7% 36.4% 37.1% 40.7% 40.8%
Symantec Group 32.6% 31.2% 30.2% 28.5% 26.7%
Go Daddy Group 14.1% 13.8% 13.3% 12.7% 12.1%
GlobalSign 10.0% 10.1% 10.4% 9.0% 9.7%
DigiCert 2.7% 2.8% 3.1% 3.1% 3.0%
Remaining Companies 5.9% 5.7% 5.9% 6.0% 7.7%
TOTALS 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

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