NCC Group has approved its first .trust member; .trust to provide uniquely safer Internet for businesses and customers, including Extended Validation SSL certificates for all domain holders
London (May 28, 2015) — Global information assurance specialist NCC Group has welcomed DigiCert, a leading certificate authority and provider of trusted identity and authentication services, to its exclusive .trust community.
.trust is a unique top-level domain (gTLD) that aims to provide a safer Internet for business and customers alike. Every .trust registrant undergoes regular and rigorous testing to ensure they comply with strict security requirements.
DigiCert has also become NCC Group’s certification partner for .trust and will provide each .trust site operator with extended validation certificates and services to ensure that the domain’s owner is readily recognised and highly vetted. Consumers worldwide will benefit from the enhanced security benefits that the .trust domain offers.
Rob Cotton, CEO at NCC Group, said: “With the rollout of the new gTLDs, it will become increasingly difficult to identify legitimate websites. By creating a secure online community through the .trust domain, with the authentication from DigiCert, we are giving consumer’s confidence that these sites are safe while avoiding brand dilution for trusted businesses.
“DigiCert supplies digital certificates to more than 115,000 customers in 180 countries, and so is a perfect fit for NCC Group, especially given its own personal commitment to the .trust neighbourhood.”
Nicholas Hales, CEO at DigiCert, added: “As the encrypted web grows, strong website authentication is increasingly important, particularly as companies strive to earn consumer trust and protect sensitive data.
“DigiCert is committed to leading the way in better security practices and supports the Extended Validation and other security requirements of the .trust community. By claiming our own domain in the .trust community, along with being the exclusive provider of EVSSL for domain owners, we are showing our support for .trust in recognising and furthering the importance of good online security practices.”
About NCC Group
NCC Group is a global information assurance firm, passionate about making the Internet safer and revolutionising the way in which organisations think about cyber security. Through an unrivalled and unique range of services, the company provides organisations across the world with freedom from doubt that their most important assets are protected and operational at all times.
Listed on the London Stock Exchange, NCC Group is a trusted advisor to more than 15,000 clients worldwide, including over 90% of the FTSE 100. Headquartered in Manchester, UK, NCC Group has 21 offices across the world and employs over 1,000 of the brightest minds in information security, assurance and technology.
NCC Group delivers security testing, software escrow and verification, website performance, software testing and domain services. For more information please visit:http://www.nccgroup.trust.
About DigiCert, Inc.
DigiCert is a premier, trusted provider of enterprise security solutions with an emphasis on authentication and encryption via managed PKI and high-assurance digital certificates. Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, DigiCert is trusted by more than 80,000 of the world’s leading government, finance, healthcare, education and Fortune 500® organizations. DigiCert has been recognized with dozens of awards for providing enhanced customer value, premium customer service and market growth leadership. For the latest DigiCert news and updates, visit digicert.com , like DigiCert on Facebook® or follow @digicert on Twitter®.