Wikimedia Foundation Partners with DigiCert, Inc. to Secure Web and Mobile Connections through High-Assurance SSL Certificates
LINDON, UT (May 8, 2012) — DigiCert, Inc., an online security provider for many of the most recognized brands and web sites in the world, today announced a partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation to secure its web and mobile properties using the company’s Enterprise SSL Managed PKI. With the announcement, Wikimedia becomes the fourth of the top 10 comScore-ranked sites in the world to use DigiCert’s SSL certificate encryption and authentication services.
“The Wikimedia Foundation is grateful for this partnership with DigiCert, which will enhance our ability to secure the millions of online exchanges that occur with our websites each day,” said CT Woo, Director of Technical Operations for the Wikimedia Foundation, which operates Wikipedia and 10 sister sites available in 285 languages for desktop and mobile access. “It’s important for Wikimedia to identify like-minded partners that value transparency and the privacy of our users. DigiCert’s commitment to fairness, flexibility and great customer support makes it a perfect fit for the Wikimedia Foundation.”
DigiCert continues to grow rapidly and is currently the world’s third-largest provider of enterprise authentication services and high-assurance digital certificates, trusted by thousands of government, education and Fortune 500® organizations around the world. DigiCert also powers ClickID®, the new trust seal program that authenticates organizations and verifies their identities to build trust with customers.
“DigiCert is pleased to partner with the Wikimedia Foundation in recognizing the importance of the free—and secure—flow of information across the Internet and to support the Foundation’s mission,” said DigiCert CEO Nicholas Hales. “We’re excited to have another opportunity to demonstrate the quality, scalability and flexibility of DigiCert’s products for a continually expanding roster of globally leading organizations of all sizes and industries.”
About Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. According to comScore Media Metrix, Wikipedia and the other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation receive more than 489 million unique visitors per month, making them the fifth-most popular web property world-wide (comScore, March 2012). Available in 285 languages, Wikipedia contains more than 21 million articles contributed by a global volunteer community of more than 100,000 people. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501(c)(3) charity that is funded primarily through donations and grants.