Global SSL Certification Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Nov 2015
  • Pages: 75
  • SKU: IRTNTR8019

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This industry research report includes a detailed segmentation of the global SSL certification market by validation types (OV, DV, and EV) and by end users (large enterprises, SMEs, government organizations, and others). It also outlines the market shares for key regions such as the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. The key vendors analyzed in this report are Comodo, DigiCert, Entrust Datacard, GlobalSign, GoDaddy, and Symantec.

Global SSL certification market outlook

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global SSL certification market to grow at an impressive CAGR of more than 22% by 2020. The consumers’ growing preference for online banking and e-commerce is a significant factor that is expected to impel market growth during the forecast period.

The augmented need for privacy and security is the key driver for the growth of the SSL certificate marketplace. Recently, it has been observed that many consumers prefer online transactions due to advantages like smooth fund management and easy fund transfers. This increase in online transactions is anticipated to foster the instances of data and identity theft, which in turn impels the need for data security during the forecast period.

End-user segmentation of the SSL certification market

  • Large enterprises
  • SMEs
  • Government organizations

In this market research, analysts have estimated the large enterprises segment to account for more than 39% of the total market share by 2020. The augmented need to maintain privacy and ensure customer satisfaction by offering advanced security is anticipated to bolster growth in this segment during the predicted period.

Market segmentation of the SSL certification industry by validation type

  • Organization validation (OV)
  • Domain validation (DV)
  • Extended validation (EV)

Technavio market research analysts estimate the OV SSL certification segment to be the largest market segment during the forecast period. The augmented need to increase data security and avoid data theft is a significant factor, which results in this segment’s high market share of more than 48% by 2020.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global SSL certification market is highly fragmented due to the presence of numerous small and large suppliers. The top SSL certificate companies compete based on price, quality, innovation, service, reputation, distribution, and promotion to gain maximum market prominence during the forecast period.

The best SSL certificate companies include -

  • Comodo
  • DigiCert
  • Entrust Datacard
  • GlobalSign
  • GoDaddy
  • Symantec

Other prominent vendors in the market include Gandi, Namecheap, Network Solutions, Nexcess.Net, SSL.com, Starfield Technologies, StartCom, SwissSign, Trustwave, Verizon, Volusion, and ZNetLive.

Key questions answered in the report

  • What will the SSL certification market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global SSL certification market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global SSL certification market?
  • What are the challenges to the SSL certification market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global SSL certification market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global SSL certification market?
  • Trending factors influencing the SSL certification market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global SSL certification market?

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary
  •  Highlights
PART 02: Scope of the report
PART 03: Market research methodology
  •  Research methodology
  •  Economic indicators
PART 04: Introduction
  •  Key market highlights
PART 05: Market description
  •  SSL certification
  •  SSL handshake process
  •  Types of SSL certificates
  •  Online certificate status protocol (OCSP) stapling
  •  Web servers using SSL certificates
PART 06: Technological developments
  •  New initiatives in the market
  •  Evolution of SHA-2 algorithm
PART 07: Technological barrier
  •  Issuance of SSL certificates to fraudsters
PART 08: Market landscape
  •  Market overview
  •  Market size and forecast
  •  Five forces analysis
PART 09: Life cycle analysis
PART 10: Market segmentation by validation type
  •  Global SSL certification market by validation type
  •  Global OV SSL certification market
  •  Global DV SSL certification market
  •  Global EV SSL certification market
PART 11: Market segmentation by end-user
  •  Global SSL certification market by end-user
PART 12: Geographical segmentation
  •  Global SSL certification market by geography
  •  Global SSL certification market by geography 2015-2020 (Revenue)
PART 13: Buying criteria
PART 14: Key market drivers
  •  Need for privacy and security
  •  Adoption of cloud-based services
  •  Increasing awareness amongst end user companies
PART 15: Impact of drivers
PART 16: Key market challenges
  •  Intense vendor competition
  •  Increased network complexities
  •  Decentralized SSL certification management
  •  Availability of self-signed certificates
PART 17: Impact of drivers and challenges
PART 18: Key market trends
  •  Adoption of IoT
  •  Growing usage of SSL certification in retail and BFSI sectors
  •  Increasing M&As
  •  Adoption of multi-factor authentication
PART 19: Vendor landscape
  •  Product offerings
  •  Vendor matrix
  •  Vendor rating
  •  Role of distributors in the SSL certificate market
  •  Other prominent vendors
PART 20: Company Profiles
  •  Comodo
  •  DigiCert
  •  Entrust Datacard
  •  GlobalSign
  •  GoDaddy
  •  Symantec
PART 21: Appendix
  •  List of abbreviations
PART 22: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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