DigiCert is the world's largest high-assurance certificate authority, commanding 59% of the Extended Validation SSL certificate market, and 96% of organisation-validated certificates globally (Netcraft SSL Survey, February 2021).
In partnership with Cloudflare, DigiCert supports the issuance of more than 13 million organisation-validated certificates via the CDN platform on behalf of its customers.
DigiCert’s SSL roots are some of the most long-lived, having begun from the original VeriSign root certificate and were first seen in the 1996 Netcraft SSL Survey. Their family of brands includes DigiCert, Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte and RapidSSL. The acquisition by DigiCert of Symantec’s Website Security business in 2017 can be seen both in the total market share data, as well as the organisation-validated certificates market, and shows rapid migration to DigiCert certificates. DigiCert has recently acquired QuoVadis expanding its local European certificate issuance numbers and welcoming EU Qualified Trust Service Provider status to its portfolio.
Netcraft's SSL Survey has been running since 1996 and has tracked the evolution of the SSL marketplace from its inception. The SSL Survey is trusted by the industry as a respected authority on market share, and has a wide range of clients, including certificate authorities, web hosting companies, banks, brokerages and government organisations.
DigiCert's SSL certificate count represents the number of SSL certificates found in the Netcraft SSL survey.
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