Attributes rapid growth to focus on customer needs
LINDON, UT (November 15, 2012) — DigiCert, Inc., a leading online security provider for many of the most recognized brands and websites in the world, today announced it ranked number 160 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. DigiCert grew 568 percent from fiscal years 2007 to 2011, a notable feat as the company prepares to enter its 10th year of operations. This is the second consecutive year that DigiCert has made this prestigious national list.
“DigiCert continues its rapid growth in large part due to its focus on flexible, value-driven products and tools that help simplify our customers’ workload,” said DigiCert CEO Nicholas Hales. “As a company, we follow the highest industry standards, both in terms of our security practices and in the way we approach our products and customer support.”
DigiCert is a leading global Certification Authority that helps authenticate online identities and encrypt information transmitted across the Web through the issuance of SSL certificates. The company also authenticates the identity of software publishers through its offering of standard and EV code signing certificates. Web users can recognize a website secured by DigiCert either by clicking on the padlock icon in their web browser’s address bar or by looking for a “DigiCert Secure” trust seal, which is often placed in a prominent location on a website’s Home or shopping cart page.
“We are proud to honor the 2012 Technology Fast 500™ companies, and commend them for their outstanding growth,” said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) leader. “These ground-breaking companies have outpaced their competition and are reinventing the way we do business today.”
Since its founding in 2003, DigiCert has continually grown its marketshare through a focus on flexible, value-added products and tools that enable customer success. The company was a pioneer in allowing unlimited server licensing and free reissues of SSL certificates to its customers. DigiCert was also at the forefront in bringing the popular Unified Communications certificates (UCC) and Wildcard certificates to market. Within the past year, the company was named “Best in Class” for “Customer Value Enhancement” in the SSL market by global analyst group Frost & Sullivan.
“The companies on the Fast 500 list are among those that have demonstrated remarkable innovation, creativity and business savvy,” said Bill Ribaudo, partner Deloitte & Touche LLP and national TMT leader for audit and enterprise risk services (AERS). “As a result, these companies have continued to successfully forge ahead in a challenging economic environment. We applaud the leadership and employees of DigiCert for this impressive accomplishment.”
About Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Fast 500™
Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte & Touche LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies – both public and private – in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2007 to 2011.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered in North America.