American Business AwardsSM recognize DigiCert innovation to simplify
digital certificate management for the enterprise and IoT

LEHI, UT (May 4, 2016) — DigiCert CertCentral®, a comprehensive digital certificate management platform, has again been named an award winner for Best New Security Product, this time by the American Business Awards. Stevie® Award winners will be recognized at a special event June 20 in New York City.

CertCentral helps organizations secure their web-connected deployments with an intuitive, cloud-based portal that handles all aspects of the digital certificate management lifecycle. Using CertCentral's features, including access to a highly responsive and flexible REST API capable of supporting billions of active certificates, a rapidly increasing number of Fortune 1000 and other globally leading companies are working with DigiCert to enhance enterprise and Internet of Things (IoT) security.

"We're honored to receive additional independent recognition of the feature-rich and value-enhanced capability of CertCentral to benefit enterprises in their certificate management efforts," said DigiCert CSO Jason Sabin. "CertCentral is designed to help enterprise security teams by simplifying their processes and driving efficiencies through automation. We built this product in consultation with many leading enterprise security executives, and we continue to make improvements based upon real business needs."

Market forces and user privacy concerns are advancing the push toward a fully encrypted web. Equally as important as encryption is strong authentication to validate online identities. DigiCert follows the strictest identity verification procedures of certificate applicants to go beyond basic domain validation. Additionally, security events like Heartbleed demonstrate the value and importance of organizations having real-time analysis of all certificates deployed for their organization, including proper configuration and deployment. CertCentral unifies certificate lifecycle management in one intuitive portal.

CertCentral automation and real-time insights help reduce human errors and the hours spent on manual processes. CertCentral closes the security gaps often caused by negligence, ignorance or rogue actions of employees not authorized to issue certificates by IT.

CertCentral addresses all aspects of the certificate management lifecycle, including:

  • Discovery: Organizations can view all of their SSL/TLS certificates and endpoints, regardless of issuer, to determine where deployed, licensing period, potential vulnerabilities, and other key data.
  • Procurement: Administrators can automate and control procurement and budgeting through access to smart tools and responsive APIs.
  • Deployment: Using a proprietary Express Install command, IT departments can speed up and simplify certificate installation on devices and servers, using established processes that eliminate human error and ensure optimized configuration.
  • Management: Staff can control costs, improve inventory and drive accountability through custom workflows, instant issuance, auditing, and more. Pre-purchase approvals drive efficiency in advance of major deployments.
  • Monitoring: Accessing Google Certificate Transparency logs (including the one DigiCert operates) and other proprietary resources, administrators gain access to all certificates – authorized or not – issued to their domains and derivatives. Certificate Monitoring™ can help identify mis-issuance, rogue certificates and phishing attempts to stop them at early stages.
  • Analysis: Organizations can use smart agents found in the DigiCert® Certificate Inspector to view all TLS/SSL certificates and endpoints in real-time. This tool alerts administrators to problem areas that might be out of compliance with best practices and recommends remediation steps.
  • Remediation: The platform suggests proper mitigation steps to guide best practices for using the right protocols, cipher suites, hashing algorithms and a host of other areas that affect certificate and endpoint security.

For more information about how organizations can simplify and enhance certificate management, visit https://www.digicert.com/internet-of-things/.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

About DigiCert

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 the web 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 or follow @digicert.

Jeff Chandler
Director of Public Relations
801.701.9653
jeff.chandler@digicert.com

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