For the fourth straight year, OTA Names DigiCert to the 2015 Online Trust Alliance Honor Roll
LEHI, UT (June 16, 2015) — DigiCert, a leading global Certificate Authority and provider of trusted identity and authentication services, today announced its selection to the 2015 Online Trust Alliance (OTA) Honor Roll, the fourth consecutive year the company has earned this distinction. The Honor Roll evaluates high-traffic websites’ adherence to online security and privacy best practices. DigiCert remains highly committed to innovation and leading the push toward a more encrypted, better authenticated web.
“As we continue to raise the bar for companies seeking to make the Online Trust Honor Roll, DigiCert consistently not only qualifies but leads in developing and advocating online security best practices,” said Craig Spiezle, executive director and president of the Online Trust Alliance. “DigiCert’s strong support of multi-stakeholder collaboration is resulting in innovation that advances key initiatives to protect organizational and consumer data.”
With the exponential growth of the Internet of Things and the push to connect consumer wearables, networked medical devices, home automation systems, automobiles and critical infrastructure to the web, companies need to optimize their digital certificate usage. DigiCert’s innovation enables large-scale, trustworthy deployment of SSL/TLS Certificates to authenticate devices and web servers and encrypt data in-transit.
“The increasing connectivity of every day consumer products associated with the Internet of Things introduces new security challenges that business and industry must proactively address with reliable identity authentication and encryption,” said DigiCert CEO Nicholas Hales.
Continued Hales, “We endorse the work of the OTA and continue to work alongside other industry leaders to help develop best practices and educate those responsible for security in their organizations about the steps they can take to protect against evolving threats. We’re honored to be recognized once again on the OTA Honor Roll for practicing what we advocate.”
For the 2015 Honor Roll, the OTA surveyed more than 400 million e-mail headers, 1,000 privacy policies and approximately 10,000 web pages, benchmarking security and privacy practices among the largest U.S. online retailers, banks, social networks, news media, federal government sites, and for the first time home automation and wearables companies. Honor roll recipients were selected based on a comprehensive analysis including SSL Certificate implementation, privacy practices, e-mail authentication, and use of Extended Validation SSL Certificates.
The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) is a non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust and user empowerment while promoting innovation and the vitality of the Internet. Its goal is to help educate businesses, policy makers, and stakeholders while developing and advancing best practices and tools to enhance the protection of users’ security, privacy, and identity. OTA supports collaborative public-private partnerships, benchmark reporting, and meaningful self-regulation and data stewardship. Its members and supporters include leaders spanning the public policy, technology, ecommerce, social networking, mobile, email and interactive marketing, financial, service provider, government agency and industry organization sectors.
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 for enterprise and the Internet of Things. Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, DigiCert is trusted by more than 115,000 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®.