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Certificate Authority Market Share Report
December 1st, 2014

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 2014
Count
November 2014
%
October 2014
Count
October 2014
%
Growth
%
GoDaddy.com, Inc.371,65419.41367,37519.84-2.17
GeoTrust, Inc.284,81914.88288,57115.59-4.56
COMODO CA Limited228,57611.94216,17511.682.25
DigiCert153,5698.02147,8687.990.43
GeoTrust Inc.119,7896.26103,1005.5712.35
GlobalSign nv-sa91,1514.7687,1914.711.09
Verisign86,9684.5490,2594.87-6.83
Thawte, Inc.71,6853.7473,8863.99-6.18
Gandi49,9712.6100.00N/A
Unknown38,2112.0038,0602.06-2.92
Starfield Technologies, Inc.37,5411.9637,1282.01-2.22
Network Solutions L.L.C.29,6061.5529,4941.59-2.93
StartCom Ltd.26,3471.3825,4611.380.06
Entrust, Inc.20,9031.0920,5191.11-1.49
Internet219,9161.0419,4951.05-1.21
TERENA19,1141.0018,7871.01-1.62
AlphaSSL19,0170.9919,2371.04-4.41
Cybertrust Inc14,7330.779,1550.4955.62
Parallels12,5360.6512,0190.650.86
Microsoft Corporation11,9620.6211,1500.603.74
Symantec Corporation10,5180.556,8030.3749.51
thawte, Inc.10,2110.537,1740.3937.64
Volusion, Inc.8,6050.458,6450.47-3.75
Trustwave Holdings, Inc.8,5650.458,3710.45-1.06
SomeOrganization7,7280.407,4290.400.59
CompanyName7,0330.3700.00N/A
Unizeto Technologies S.A.5,9930.315,8040.31-0.15
Google Inc5,8260.305,6080.300.46
Equifax (Geotrust)5,7000.305,8590.32-5.92
GANDI SAS4,8400.2553,4062.88-91.24
Comodo Limited4,8300.254,8570.26-3.84
Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd.4,8050.254,7780.26-2.75
SECOM Trust Systems CO.,LTD.3,9120.203,9060.21-3.15
Verizon Enterprise Solutions3,7480.207630.04375.01
Comodo CA Limited3,7220.193,8880.21-7.43
SecureTrust Corporation3,1600.173,1090.17-1.71
Servision Inc.2,8300.152,7790.15-1.53
GeoTrust Inc2,7180.142,9800.16-11.80
Globe Hosting, Inc.2,6750.142,6000.14-0.51
Trusted Secure Certificate Authority2,6660.142,7760.15-7.13
none2,5300.132,4810.13-1.39
QuoVadis Limited2,3240.122,1880.122.71
ispgateway2,2990.122,2450.12-0.97
Thawte2,0390.112,0890.11-5.61
Root CA1,6790.091,6840.09-3.59
Government of Korea1,5520.081,5450.08-2.86
CAcert Inc.1,4510.081,4470.08-3.03
U.S. Government1,3860.071,3580.07-1.31
T-Systems International GmbH1,3730.071,3580.07-2.23
National Institute of Informatics1,3510.071,3370.07-2.29
Autistici/Inventati1,3100.071,3000.07-2.56
Register.com1,2840.071,3020.07-4.64
AusCERT1,2210.061,2670.07-6.81
EUNETIC GmbH1,1360.061,1470.06-4.23
UIC1,0920.061,0860.06-2.77
TAIWAN-CA INC.1,0590.061,0100.051.39
Intermediate Certificate1,0260.059810.051.14
DreamHost9440.058260.0410.51
NetLock Kft.8320.048440.05-4.67
Parallels, Inc.7590.047510.04-2.27
GlobalSign6970.047270.04-7.29
Internet Widgits Pty Ltd6890.046350.034.92
DOMENY.PL Ltd.6800.046420.032.42
SWsoft, Inc.6500.036540.04-3.89
JSC Regional Network Information Center6130.034780.0324.01
Snake Oil, Ltd6000.035970.03-2.81
SwissSign AG5990.035820.03-0.48
KAGOYA JAPAN Inc.5770.035610.03-0.54
FNMT5420.035460.03-4.01
ICP-Brasil5330.035300.03-2.75
KPN Corporate Market BV5220.034910.032.81
Trend Micro Inc5150.034950.030.61
TBS INTERNET4980.034900.03-1.72
SSL.com4890.034510.024.85
SGssl4820.034780.03-2.49
KEYNECTIS4810.034660.03-0.19
Firstserver, Inc4760.024720.03-2.48
OCC4540.024520.02-2.87
Zimbra Collaboration Server4300.024250.02-2.16
CrossTrust4300.024330.02-3.97
Alpha4260.024230.02-2.61
Ministere education nationale (MENESR)3620.023580.02-2.22
ACCV3510.023360.021.02
HTTPS Management Certificate for SonicWALL (self-signed)3430.023440.02-3.58
TrustSign Certificadora Digital3350.023210.020.92
nazwa.pl S.A.3300.023100.022.94
Agencia Catalana de Certificacio (NIF Q-0801176-I)3220.023170.02-1.77
XX3190.023260.02-5.38
GAD EG3050.022930.020.66
OptimumSSL CA2980.023750.02-23.16
Vodafone Group2770.012740.01-2.24
INTERWORX LLC2730.012650.01-0.38
DREAMSCAPE NETWORKS FZ-LLC2700.012520.013.61
Zimbra Collaboration Suite2560.012570.01-3.68
Pavel&Pavel2460.012440.01-2.51
WebSupport, s.r.o.2380.0100.00N/A
Corporation Service Company2290.0100.00N/A
Universitaet Stuttgart2240.012220.01-2.43
Apache HTTP Server2220.012220.01-3.30
AC Camerfirma SA2170.012070.011.37

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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