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Certificate Authority Market Share Report
August 1st, 2008

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 July 2008
Count
July 2008
%
June 2008
Count
June 2008
%
Growth
%
Equifax (Geotrust)101,98822.64100,52622.80-0.70
Verisign88,09819.5687,29619.80-1.22
Thawte53,18211.8152,64811.94-1.13
Comodo Limited39,1388.6938,3118.69-0.01
GoDaddy.com, Inc.30,3186.7327,8606.326.52
Unknown11,0772.4610,9242.48-0.75
DigiCert9,9892.229,3902.134.12
Starfield Technologies, Inc.9,5482.129,9512.26-6.08
Network Solutions L.L.C.7,8241.747,4781.702.41
Entrust.net5,0571.124,9641.13-0.29
GlobalSign nv-sa5,0401.124,4971.029.70
GlobalSign4,6841.044,2310.968.36
Comodo CA Limited4,5351.014,2480.964.49
SWsoft, Inc.4,1440.924,1920.95-3.24
SomeOrganization3,5420.793,5180.80-1.45
Cybertrust2,4650.552,3140.524.27
IPS Certification Authority s.l.2,1530.482,0990.480.40
SECOM Trust.net2,1520.482,2140.50-4.86
SecureTrust Corporation2,1200.471,9820.454.70
Snake Oil, Ltd1,8330.411,8370.42-2.33
p1atin.de1,8120.401,5360.3515.47
Root CA1,5390.341,5300.35-1.54
Betrusted Japan Co., Ltd.1,4720.331,4050.322.55
XRamp Security Services Inc1,4590.321,5060.34-5.17
AddTrust AB1,3300.301,4010.32-7.08
Secure Business Services, Inc.1,2640.281,2600.29-1.81
TC TrustCenter for Security in Data Networks GmbH1,1990.271,2060.27-2.69
U.S. Government1,0680.241,0410.240.42
COMODO CA Limited1,0110.229200.217.56
CAcert Inc.6790.156650.15-0.06
Akamai Technologies Inc6490.146180.142.79
ispgateway5660.135460.121.47
T-Systems Enterprise Services GmbH5460.125300.120.84
Unizeto Sp. z o.o.5170.114600.1010.01
Alpha5040.114520.109.14
Firstserver, Inc.4520.104360.101.47
Earthlink Inc4250.094430.10-6.10
GTE Corporation4070.093980.090.09
Trusted Secure Certificate Authority3600.083470.081.55
OCC3430.083400.08-1.26
Firstserver, Inc3380.083300.070.25
StartCom Ltd.3150.072910.075.95
suresupport.com3000.072810.064.50
Servision Inc.2900.061900.0449.40
SECOM Trust Systems CO.,LTD.2900.061690.0467.96
NetLock Halozatbiztonsagi Kft.2620.062450.064.67
TDC2480.062480.06-2.12
thawte, Inc.2290.052050.059.34
BlueHost.Com2240.052260.05-2.99
Sonera2150.052030.053.67
Positive Software Corporation2110.052550.06-19.01
TBS INTERNET2070.051990.051.82
RegisterFly.com, inc.1970.041940.04-0.61
Internet Widgits Pty Ltd1950.041800.046.04
Digi-Sign Limited1930.041940.04-2.62
WTF ALFA1870.041750.044.59
FNMT1730.041590.046.50
Cybertrust Inc1730.041650.042.63
Apache HTTP Server1640.041650.04-2.71
RM1570.031700.04-9.60
Positive Software1440.031410.03-0.04
ICP-Brasil1420.031360.032.20
WebSpace-Forum, Thomas Wendt1360.031270.034.82
CNRS1320.031290.030.16
Default Web Site1310.031300.03-1.37
50 below1310.031310.03-2.12
Parallels1250.0300.00N/A
TAIWAN-CA.COM Inc.1230.031140.035.61
Unicert Brasil Certificadora1130.031070.023.37
Digital Signature Trust Co.1050.02990.023.81
A-Trust Ges. f. Sicherheitssysteme im elektr. Datenverkehr GmbH1030.02940.027.25
InterWorx1020.02890.0212.18
Sun Microsystems Inc1010.02980.020.88
New Dream Network, LLC.1010.02970.021.92
BLUEHOST.COM - Only $6.95/mo1010.02980.020.88
ICS_TREE980.021060.02-9.51
none960.02740.0226.98
GeoTrust Inc940.02830.0210.85
My Company Ltd930.02930.02-2.12
OptimumSSL CA870.02870.02-2.12
GlobalSign Inc870.02830.022.60
Entrust, Inc.870.02740.0215.08
CsideNet Co.,Ltd.860.02860.02-2.12
SonicWALL, Inc.850.02840.02-0.95
TNC830.02740.029.78
ServerAdmin 24830.02790.022.84
IceWarp Software830.02760.026.90
MULTICERT-CA810.02950.02-16.54
Apache Friends770.02690.029.23
HOSTMONSTER.COM - Only $6.95/mo740.02670.028.11
National Institute of Informatics720.02660.016.78
WebMoney Transfer670.01680.02-3.56
Etisalat660.01590.019.49
Betrusted Japan Co.,Ltd.660.01720.02-10.28
University of Washington650.01640.01-0.59
OVH SAS630.0100.00N/A
Ipswitch,Inc.630.01630.01-2.12
AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus620.01610.01-0.51
IceWarp Ltd.590.01620.01-6.86
Comodo Japan Inc.590.01740.02-21.96

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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