Global encrypted internet traffic increase from January to September 2015, by category

Global HTTPS traffic increase 2015, by category The statistics presents the global encrypted internet traffic increase from January to September 2015, sorted by category. During this period, online storage and backup HTTPS traffic increased by 50 percent. As of October 2015, 33.56 percent of total requests in October used the HTTPS protocol.
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Percent increase in measured period
Online storage and backup50%
File transfer services36%
Webpage translation32%
Photo search/images27%
Gambling26%
Pornography25%
Internet telephony19%
Streaming video17%
Search engines and portals14%
Personal sites14%
Reference13%
Illegal downloads13%
Online communities12%
Illegal drugs11%
Government and law10%
Lingerie and swimsuits10%
Web-based e-mail10%
Adult8%
Advertisments8%
Mobile phones8%
Percent increase in measured period
Online storage and backup50%
File transfer services36%
Webpage translation32%
Photo search/images27%
Gambling26%
Pornography25%
Internet telephony19%
Streaming video17%
Search engines and portals14%
Personal sites14%
Reference13%
Illegal downloads13%
Online communities12%
Illegal drugs11%
Government and law10%
Lingerie and swimsuits10%
Web-based e-mail10%
Adult8%
Advertisments8%
Mobile phones8%
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The statistics presents the global encrypted internet traffic increase from January to September 2015, sorted by category. During this period, online storage and backup HTTPS traffic increased by 50 percent. As of October 2015, 33.56 percent of total requests in October used the HTTPS protocol.
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Release date
January 2016
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
January to September 2015
Special properties
combined incoming and outgoing bytes per web transaction

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