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Certificate Authority Market Share Report
December 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 November 1999
Count
November 1999
%
October 1999
Count
October 1999
%
Growth
%
Verisign39,14665.0339,41864.730.47
Thawte15,14425.1615,39125.27-0.46
Cybergate Webhosting6201.036020.994.19
Snake Oil, Ltd2620.441960.3235.23
Esat Net1370.231400.23-1.00
Entrust.net1310.221090.1821.59
BusinessNet Danmark1160.191190.20-1.38
Slip.Net1040.171060.17-0.74
Corpex Ltd910.15940.15-2.06
Unknown790.13430.0785.86
CETI s.c.770.131110.18-29.82
PAZ - Editora Multimedia, Lda670.11680.11-0.32
Netland Internet Services650.11700.11-6.06
Franke & Partner640.11640.111.17
Media3 Technologies L.L.C.600.10660.11-8.03
Web Hosting590.10780.13-23.48
SGH Internet Division560.09580.10-2.32
Roka GmbH550.09550.091.17
TAT GmbH540.09550.09-0.67
BelSign NV540.09630.10-13.29
Onyx Internet520.09530.09-0.74
DeZines Web Hosting Corporation450.07250.0482.10
DeZines Web Hosting400.07200.03102.33
CyberGate Hosting400.07250.0461.87
Webmaster390.06770.13-48.76
Nordwest.Net390.06390.061.17
Marketing Factory Consulting GmbH380.06390.06-1.43
MBnet Networking Inc.380.06380.061.17
Vest Internett370.06370.061.17
Alleanza I.T.B.350.06360.06-1.64
Indra's Net, Inc.340.06340.061.17
Equifax Secure Inc340.06270.0427.39
Thawte Certification330.05620.10-46.15
Sparknet S.A.310.05310.051.17
Spekter Bergen AS290.05300.05-2.21
For Demo Purposes Only290.05290.051.17
University of Florida260.04260.041.17
ChilNet S.A.260.04250.045.21
ANET St. Louis260.04270.04-2.58
Webkeepers Limited250.04260.04-2.72
NothinButNet LLC.240.04240.041.17
Kommunikationssysteme ShE GmbH240.04240.041.17
Inter Clear Service Ltd240.04260.04-6.62
Covalent Technologies, Inc.240.04260.04-6.62
TC TrustCenter for Security in Data Networks GmbH230.04140.0266.20
Communique, Inc.230.04250.04-6.93
WebNexus Communications220.04230.04-3.23
Wantree Internet220.04220.041.17
Superb Internet Corp.220.04200.0311.28
HAL interactive d.o.o.220.04220.041.17
Makolab s.c.210.03220.04-3.43
BizNet Communications, Inc.210.03220.04-3.43
Massachusetts Institute of Technology190.03170.0313.07
Internet Marketing Services, LLC190.03200.03-3.89
IndyWeb Inc.190.03190.031.17
U.S. Government180.03130.0240.08
Powersurge Technologies, Inc.180.03180.031.17
Resource Marketing, Inc.170.03180.03-4.45
Digital Visions170.03170.031.17
CyberGate, Inc.170.03190.03-9.48
Netlink, Inc.160.03160.031.17
My Company Ltd160.0390.0179.85
Muenchenticket160.03160.031.17
Eunet Ireland160.03160.031.17
Rifin d.o.o.150.02150.021.17
ProSalg as150.02170.03-10.74
GlobalSign nv-sa150.0200.00N/A
i-Planet140.02140.021.17
University of Economics and BA140.02140.021.17
KSI140.02150.02-5.58
EUnet140.02140.021.17
dgSoft Internet Sevices130.02130.021.17
WorldSpice Technologies, Inc.130.02130.021.17
UBZ130.0200.00N/A
Sistema S.A130.02180.03-26.94
Marketwizz Internet Solutions130.02130.021.17
MFM Communication Software, Inc.130.02130.021.17
Deutsche Telekom AG130.02100.0231.52
Internet Solutions120.02130.02-6.62
InterX Technologies120.0200.00N/A
IPS Seguridad CA120.0290.0134.89
Fishnet NewMedia120.02120.021.17
Domains World Wide120.02260.04-53.31
A+S Systemtechnik120.02120.021.17
Walrus Internet110.02120.02-7.26
Netnation Communications Inc (Nasdaq110.02120.02-7.26
CompuSource (Pty) Ltd110.02120.02-7.26
CLS Internet Services GmbH110.02110.021.17
Thawte Consulting100.02110.02-8.03
Tartu University100.02100.021.17
QDnet ISP100.02100.021.17
GTE Corporation100.0200.00N/A
Digital Systems100.02100.021.17
CommerceKey.com Inc100.0200.00N/A
Baeurer Informationstechnik100.02100.021.17
Your Organization90.0100.00N/A
Virtual Computer Ltd90.0190.011.17
Schell Computersysteme90.01100.02-8.95
SCNC90.0100.00N/A
Netalia Internet Ltd90.0190.011.17

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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