DigiCert, Inc. now issues SHA-2 SSL certificates at no extra cost to customers.

LINDON, UT (October 28, 2010) — DigiCert, Inc., a leading provider of Authentication & Encryption services, can now issue SSL certificates with the SHA-2 cryptographic hash algorithm. DigiCert strives to provide the best security and features possible and supports those organizations working to make SHA-2 the new encryption standard.

Any DigiCert SSL certificate can now be encrypted with the highly secure SHA-2 hash algorithm, which was developed by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). SHA-2 will be the new mandatory standard for certain applications beginning in 2011 and some organizations might be required to upgrade to SHA-2 to keep accordance with encryption for PCI compliance or federal standards.

“Here at DigiCert, we love our customers and work hard to meet their SSL security needs,” says Paul Tiemann, Chief Technology Officer. “We also support new standards aimed at keeping the Internet safe. By offering the SHA-2 option, our customers can choose to help push SHA-2 into widespread use."

In addition to SHA-2 SSL certificates, DigiCert was among the first of the certificate authorities to pioneer new features, such as unlimited server licensing and unlimited free reissues. New customers will be able to choose to order a SHA-2 SSL certificate and existing customers will have the option of upgrading to SHA-2 as part of the free reissue process. For any questions, please contact the DigiCert SSL support team by phone at 1-800-896-7973 or email at support@digicert.com.

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