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Certificate Authority Market Share Report
September 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 August 2014
Count
August 2014
%
July 2014
Count
July 2014
%
Growth
%
GoDaddy.com, Inc.356,85519.54353,47519.77-1.18
GeoTrust, Inc.307,71716.85316,00917.68-4.68
COMODO CA Limited200,44010.98196,91311.02-0.36
DigiCert140,2997.68126,5427.088.53
Verisign95,8605.2597,1815.44-3.44
GeoTrust Inc.83,1884.5678,6394.403.55
GlobalSign nv-sa80,3924.4077,9484.360.96
Thawte, Inc.78,4674.3078,4854.39-2.14
GANDI SAS51,3262.8135,9862.0139.61
Unknown40,5562.2240,1812.25-1.20
Starfield Technologies, Inc.36,7872.0136,3622.03-0.97
Network Solutions L.L.C.29,5091.6230,1301.69-4.13
StartCom Ltd.26,6021.4623,6751.329.99
AlphaSSL21,7191.1922,2571.25-4.48
Entrust, Inc.20,5571.1320,4421.14-1.56
Internet218,8861.0318,5981.04-0.60
TERENA18,3961.0118,3961.03-2.11
Cybertrust Inc16,0590.8815,6520.880.43
Parallels11,6730.6411,4170.640.08
Volusion, Inc.8,6170.478,6490.48-2.48
Trustwave Holdings, Inc.8,0830.447,8810.440.40
Microsoft Corporation7,7580.427,4170.412.39
SomeOrganization6,8100.376,6980.37-0.48
CompanyName6,7930.376,3570.364.60
Equifax (Geotrust)6,3460.356,6900.37-7.15
Unizeto Technologies S.A.5,5520.305,4390.30-0.08
Google Inc5,2710.295,0270.282.64
Comodo Limited5,2660.295,8420.33-11.76
Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd.4,7550.264,7480.27-1.97
thawte, Inc.4,5030.254,4170.25-0.21
Comodo CA Limited4,1920.234,3890.25-6.51
GeoTrust Inc3,9690.224,3770.24-11.24
SECOM Trust Systems CO.,LTD.3,9290.223,9750.22-3.25
SecureTrust Corporation3,3600.183,4780.19-5.43
Trusted Secure Certificate Authority2,7600.152,7950.16-3.34
Servision Inc.2,7210.152,7030.15-1.46
Globe Hosting, Inc.2,5390.142,4680.140.70
none2,3900.132,3140.131.10
Symantec Corporation2,2730.121,2940.0771.95
Thawte2,2560.122,3230.13-4.94
ispgateway2,1640.122,1100.120.39
QuoVadis Limited2,0440.112,0270.11-1.29
Root CA1,6930.091,7600.10-5.84
Government of Korea1,5040.081,4730.08-0.05
CAcert Inc.1,4660.081,4580.08-1.58
U.S. Government1,4320.081,4440.08-2.93
T-Systems International GmbH1,3570.071,3410.08-0.95
Register.com1,3430.071,3570.08-3.12
National Institute of Informatics1,3280.071,3110.07-0.84
AusCERT1,3240.071,3050.07-0.69
Autistici/Inventati1,2780.078540.0546.49
EUNETIC GmbH1,1100.061,0990.06-1.13
UIC1,0800.061,0750.06-1.66
Intermediate Certificate1,0170.069700.052.63
TAIWAN-CA INC.1,0010.059860.06-0.62
NetLock Kft.8300.058280.05-1.88
Trend Micro Inc8100.047830.041.26
GlobalSign8040.048400.05-6.31
Parallels, Inc.7910.048220.05-5.80
SWsoft, Inc.7120.047320.04-4.79
Internet Widgits Pty Ltd6770.046600.040.41
DreamHost6740.046030.039.41
DOMENY.PL Ltd.6420.046150.032.18
Snake Oil, Ltd6260.036350.04-3.50
SwissSign AG5630.035570.03-1.06
FNMT5470.035530.03-3.18
KAGOYA JAPAN Inc.5390.035300.03-0.45
ICP-Brasil5280.035250.03-1.55
TBS INTERNET4740.034740.03-2.11
SGssl4730.034600.030.65
Firstserver, Inc4640.034700.03-3.36
OCC4540.024570.03-2.76
Alpha4460.024650.03-6.11
CrossTrust4350.024360.02-2.34
JSC Regional Network Information Center4320.024080.023.65
KEYNECTIS4310.024100.022.90
Zimbra Collaboration Server4130.024130.02-2.11
SSL.com4030.023770.024.64
KPN Corporate Market BV3960.023710.024.48
OptimumSSL CA3780.023180.0216.36
HTTPS Management Certificate for SonicWALL (self-signed)3440.023580.02-5.94
Ministere education nationale (MENESR)3350.023460.02-5.22
ACCV3270.022830.0213.11
TrustSign Certificadora Digital3250.023250.02-2.11
XX3210.023270.02-3.91
Agencia Catalana de Certificacio (NIF Q-0801176-I)3110.023060.02-0.51
Vodafone Group2780.022720.020.05
INTERWORX LLC2760.022280.0118.49
Zimbra Collaboration Suite2740.022820.02-4.89
GAD EG2730.012640.011.22
TC TrustCenter GmbH2670.012930.02-10.80
DREAMSCAPE NETWORKS FZ-LLC2460.012440.01-1.31
ips Certification Authority2430.012610.01-8.86
Pavel&Pavel2430.012420.01-1.71
Getronics Nederland BV2340.012570.01-10.87
Apache HTTP Server2330.012310.01-1.27
Dotname Korea Corp.2310.012560.01-11.67
Wells Fargo2140.012120.01-1.19
Universitaet Stuttgart2030.012100.01-5.38
SonicWALL, Inc.2030.0100.00N/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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