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Certificate Authority Market Share Report
February 1st, 1999

Report Description
This report, much like our original certs and CAs report, focuses on issuers of SSL enabling certificates found on web servers. Unlike our original report, however, this report has a couple of key differences to it:

  • Reports on top 100 CAs. The original report only paid attention to the major CAs at the time the report was produced. This report lists the top 100 CAs for the month. You will find here many self-signing organizations such as universities, telecommunications firms, etc.
  • Uses issuer name as identifier. Our original report only counted a certificate towards an organization if we were able to prove, by virtue of verifying the key, that the organization in question actually signed the certificate. This had a notable problem with it - we don't always have the public key of the CA. In at least one case, a CA doesn't make their public key available unless you sign a license agreement.

    This report doesn't have that problem, since it only uses the issuer Organization Name to uniquely identify the issuing CA.

CA January 1999
Count
January 1999
%
December 1998
Count
December 1998
%
Growth
%
Verisign44,38468.3950,97667.870.77
Thawte13,57420.9215,39920.502.02
Hiway Technologies, Inc.3760.581620.22168.63
MATAV Rt3660.563680.4915.11
EUnet Ireland1640.251640.2215.74
BusinessNet Danmark1630.251680.2212.29
Webmaster1540.241560.2114.26
Slip.Net1390.211440.1911.72
CETI s.c.1160.181190.1612.82
Media3 Technologies L.L.C.1090.17500.07152.31
SGH Internet Division880.14990.132.88
Web Hosting870.13890.1213.14
Roka GmbH740.11780.109.80
Netland Internet Services740.11750.1014.20
DeZines Web Hosting730.11780.108.32
BelSign NV730.11830.111.79
Onyx Internet700.11700.0915.74
Franke & Partner700.11700.0915.74
Internet Widgits Pty Ltd670.10690.0912.38
TAT GmbH630.10630.0815.74
Communique, Inc.610.09640.0910.31
isb GmbH530.08790.11-22.35
WebLink S.T.530.08530.0715.74
test-CA510.08520.0713.51
Nordwest.Net510.08510.0715.74
Marketing Factory Consulting GmbH470.07470.0615.74
Inter Clear Service Ltd440.07440.0615.74
Indra's Net, Inc.440.07470.068.35
Vest Internett A/S420.06420.0615.74
Southern Matrix International420.06440.0610.48
MBnet Networking Inc.420.06430.0613.05
CyberGate, Inc.400.061170.16-60.43
PAZ - Editora Multimedia, Lda390.06400.0512.85
media3 technologies380.0600.00N/A
Alleanza I.T.B.380.06410.057.27
ANET St. Louis370.06380.0512.69
Wantree Internet350.05350.0515.74
Domains Worldwide350.0500.00N/A
TC TrustCenter for Security in Data Networks GmbH320.05310.0419.47
For Demo Purposes Only320.05290.0427.71
BareMetal Designs320.051220.16-69.64
Covalent Technologies, Inc.310.05350.052.51
Kommunikationsysteme ShE GmbH300.05310.0412.01
Webkeepers Limited290.04290.0415.74
Thawte Consulting290.04350.05-4.10
Aktiv!NETZ Internet Presentations GmbH280.04280.0415.74
Internet Port Hamburg270.04280.0411.61
ProSalg as250.04250.0315.74
Internet Marketing Services, LLC250.04260.0311.29
Unknown240.04230.0320.77
Resource Marketing, Inc.240.04250.0311.11
the Internet Outlet230.04230.0315.74
IndyWeb Inc.230.04250.036.48
Powersurge Technologies, Inc.220.0300.00N/A
Internet Marketing Services, Inc.220.03220.0315.74
IPS Seguridad CA220.03230.0310.71
HAL interactive d.o.o.220.03220.0315.74
BOS Internet Services220.03300.04-15.12
CompuSource (Pty) Ltd210.03230.035.67
Warp Link GmbH200.03200.0315.74
Walrus Internet200.03190.0321.83
Snake Oil, Ltd200.0300.00N/A
Sistema S.A200.03210.0310.23
CyberGate Hosting200.03210.0310.23
dgSoft Internet Sevices190.03190.0315.74
Superb Internet Corp.190.0300.00N/A
MFM Communication Software, Inc.190.03190.0315.74
CHT Software Service GmbH190.03190.0315.74
Netlink, Inc.180.03190.039.65
KSI180.03190.039.65
Digital Visions180.03180.0215.74
CLS Internet Services GmbH180.03180.0215.74
Rifin d.o.o.170.03170.0215.74
Internet CZ (EUnet Czechia)170.03170.0215.74
ICEnet170.03180.029.31
CertiSign Certificadora Digital Ltda170.03180.029.31
UUNET Internet Africa160.02150.0223.45
Internet Solutions160.02160.0215.74
InterX Technologies160.0200.00N/A
Human Interaction snc160.02160.0215.74
Earthnet, Inc.160.02160.0215.74
Muenchenticket150.02160.028.51
Eunet Ireland150.0200.00N/A
ChilNet S.A.150.0200.00N/A
University of Economics and BA140.0200.00N/A
UBZ140.0200.00N/A
TheCapitol.Net, Inc.140.0200.00N/A
Thawte Certification140.0200.00N/A
Sexy-Eyes140.02150.028.02
QuikNet Inc.140.0200.00N/A
Massachusetts Institute of Technology140.02180.02-9.98
Marketwizz Internet Solutions140.0200.00N/A
IntraSite, LC140.0200.00N/A
Clever Computers Inc140.0200.00N/A
bmp.de130.0200.00N/A
Interlink Network Group Inc130.0200.00N/A
Fishnet NewMedia130.0200.00N/A
i-Planet120.02330.04-57.91
Digital Systems Co120.0200.00N/A
Cinternet120.0200.00N/A

Note: Readers are cautioned that the Growth percentages are based on a CA's market share penetration rather than the absolute number of certificates we detected. Thus, it is possible for the number of certificates to increase, while the growth is actually a negative value.



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