DigiCert joins OTA and fellow industry leaders in advocating for a safer internet with EV SSL certificates and consumer privacy measures; company leads by example

LINDON, UT (June 6, 2012) — DigiCert, Inc., an online security provider for many of the most recognized brands and web sites in the world and board member for the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), today was named to the 2012 OTA Online Trust Honor Roll; the company also congratulated several of its customers that made the list.

The honor roll recipients were named based on a comprehensive analysis of adoption of key security and privacy initiatives, including deployment of high-assurance SSL certificates to authenticate and encrypt online exchanges, e-mail authentication and consumer data protection. As part of the analysis, OTA benchmarked leading online retailers (IR 500) and the FDIC Top 100 Banks, as well as social networking sites. Of the companies evaluated by the non-profit, member-based OTA, less than 30 percent made the grade.

“Today’s businesses are stewards of ever-increasing amounts of users’ personal and sensitive data that necessitate the implementation of privacy and security best practices,” said Craig Spiezle, executive director and president, Online Trust Alliance. “Being a member of the 2012 OTA Online Trust Honor Roll means that DigiCert has demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment towards online safety, to enhancing the vitality of the Internet and, most importantly, to consumer trust.”

DigiCert is a premier provider of online trust 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. These certificates form the backbone of e-commerce, online banking and social networking today, enabling secure online connections for the world’s populations. DigiCert secures web connections for some of the world’s most well-known and trafficked sites and powers ClickID®, the new trust seal program that authenticates organizations and verifies their identities to build trust with customers.

“As a company focused on securing online trust between our clients and their consumers, we are working diligently with the OTA and other organizations to advance best practices,” said DigiCert CEO Nicholas Hales. “When people purchase their favorite products online or use mobile banking, they need to be able to trust that the data they exchange is safe. DigiCert’s SSL certificates use leading authentication and data encryption technologies to provide this peace of mind.”

About Online Trust Alliance

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) is a member-based non-profit representing the global internet ecosystem – including the public and private sectors. OTA’s mission is to develop and advocate best practices and public policy which mitigate emerging privacy and security threats while enhancing online trust, innovation and the vitality of the digital economy. OTA is committed to protection of critical infrastructure, balanced legislation and data protection through the promotion of best practices, benchmark reporting and self-regulation. For more information, visit: https://otalliance.org.

To view an OTA Online Trust Honor Roll Infographic click here: https://www.digicert.com/ota/Online-Security-Infographic.pdf

To access the OTA Online Trust Honor Roll 2012 report click here: https://www.otalliance.org/news/releases/2012HonorRollRelease.html

Jeff Chandler
DigiCert, Inc.
P: 801.701.9653
E: jeff.chandler@digicert.com

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