SSL Internet Security News -- September 2, 2015

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Thoma Bravo to Acquire Majority Stake in DigiCert

San Francisco (August 28, 2015 ) — Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in DigiCert. As part of the transaction, TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm and current majority shareholder in DigiCert, will sell a portion of its interest and will remain as a minority shareholder. While financial details were not disclosed, the Thoma Bravo investment represents one of the largest technology investments ever made in a Utah-based business.


DigiCert Named to Inc. 500/5000 List for Fifth Straight Year

Lehi (August 24, 2015 ) — DigiCert has been named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies for the fifth consecutive year. Company rankings for the 2015 Inc. 500/5000 list are determined by percentage of annual revenue growth over a three-year period. As a five-year veteran of this list, DigiCert joins the likes of Microsoft, Timberland, GoPro, Oracle and Patagonia as other multi-year earners.


DigiCert Hires Mike Nelson as VP of Healthcare Solutions

Lehi (July 16, 2015 ) — DigiCert announced the hire of Mike Nelson as Vice President of Healthcare Solutions. Leveraging a background that includes public policy development for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services as well as private sector management at GE Healthcare. Nelson will be responsible for developing and advancing DigiCert's growth strategy within the healthcare security market.


DigiCert Partners with Cybertrust Japan to expand its market presence in Asia

Lehi (July 7, 2015 ) — DigiCert, a global Certificate Authority and leader of trusted identity solutions, has partnered with Cybertrust Japan, a leading Japanese comprehensive security certification service provider, to market DigiCert SSL, code signing and other digital certificates throughout the land of the rising sun and into Southeast Asia.


DigiCert Acquires Verizon Enterprise SSL Business

Lehi (June 23, 2015 ) — DigiCert, a global Certificate Authority and leader of trusted identity solutions, today announced its acquisition of the CyberTrust Enterprise SSL business from Verizon Enterprise Solutions. The acquisition makes DigiCert the second-largest Certificate Authority (CA) for high-assurance SSL Certificates. As part of the deal, DigiCert will assume management of the CyberTrust/Verizon trusted roots and intermediate certificates. Verizon will continue to offer SSL Certificates as a reseller of DigiCert.


DigiCert Recognized as Leader in Online Privacy and Web Security

Lehi (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.


DigiCert Appoints InfoSec Veteran Jason Sabin as Chief Security Officer

Lehi (June 10, 2015 ) — DigiCert, a leading global Certificate Authority and provider of trusted identity services, has promoted VP of Research & Development (R&D) Jason Sabin to the position of Chief Security Officer (CSO). While retaining direction of the company’s R&D unit, Sabin now also oversees all internal and external security operations. He continues to evangelize good security practices with DigiCert customers, at industry events and in news media. Sabin assumed the position earlier this spring.


DigiCert to Deliver Enhanced Security for Plex Customers

Lehi (June 4, 2015 ) — DigiCert, a leading global Certificate Authority and provider of trusted identity and authentication services, has partnered with Plex, the leading personal media streaming solution, to provide publicly trusted certificates to enhance security for all Plex media streaming and cloud services. DigiCert's SSL/TLS Internet of Things (IoT) solution will allow Plex to provide end-to-end security for tens of millions of Plex media servers and clients.


NCC Group welcomes DigiCert to its .trust community

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. 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.


DigiCert Named a 2015 American Business Awards Finalist

Lehi, UT (May 14, 2015 ) — DigiCert, a leading global Certificate Authority and provider of trusted identity services, has been named a finalist in the 2015 American Business Awards for its legendary customer service. With a continued quest to help demystify implementation of SSL/TLS certificates for a secure web, DigiCert’s approach toward simplifying SSL for its customers places it as a finalist alongside other technology firms such as Carbonite, AppFolio and Squarespace. The awards ceremony will be held on June 22 in Chicago.


DigiCert Wins at 2015 Global Excellence Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 23, 2015 ) — DigiCert's continued quest to make SSL Certificate management easier and more secure continues to gain notice, as the company took home two awards at the 11th Annual Global Excellence Awards this week: gold winner for Best Support Department of the Year and bronze winner for Best Vulnerability Assessment, Remediation and Management Solution.


DigiCert Joins Others to Advance Security Standards for the IoT, including NFC Tags

LEHI, UT (April 16, 2015 ) — Today, the AllSeenAlliance officially welcomed DigiCert as a member, working to advance interoperable security standards for the IoT, while the NFC Forum announced a new spec and implementation, developed by DigiCert, which advances NFC tag security.


DigiCert Announces Certificate Monitoring™ & Express Install™

LEHI, UT (April 14, 2015 ) — DigiCert, a leader in SSL Certificate trust, today is announcing new ways to automate SSL Certificate installation and server configuration while helping enterprises detect certificate fraud.


DigiCert Certificate Inspector Named 2015 Global Excellence Awards Finalist

LEHI, UT (April 2, 2015 ) — The DigiCert Certificate Inspector™ has been named a finalist in the Info Security Products Guide's 11th Annual Global Excellence Awards program for Best Vulnerability Assessment, Remediation and Management Solution.


DigiCert Promotes InfoSecurity Veteran Dan Timpson to CTO

LEHI, UT (February 26, 2015 ) — DigiCert today announced the promotion of IT security veteran Dan Timpson to Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Since joining DigiCert in 2013, Timpson has used his experience from working at Microsoft and Novell to support DigiCert’s rapidly growing customer base.


Marketecture and DigiCert Partner to Enable Turnkey Web Security Solutions for Small Businesses

AMERICAN FORK, UT (January 13, 2015 ) — Marketecture, an innovator in SaaS technology for website design and online business management, has reached a strategic agreement with DigiCert, a leading global Certificate Authority and provider of trusted identity and authentication services, to offer high-assurance digital certificates and leading certificate management services to Marketecture’s customers.


The GÉANT Association Selects DigiCert as Exclusive SSL Certificate Provider

LEHI, UT (December 18, 2014 ) — DigiCert will secure the GÉANT Association Community to support important research initiatives.


DigiCert Named One of America's Fastest Growing Companies, Listed on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™ For Fourth Straight Year

LEHI, UT (November 13, 2014 ) — DigiCert, Inc., a leading global Certificate Authority and provider of trusted identity and authentication services, today announced it has been named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list for the fourth consecutive year.


DigiCert Announces Availability of SecureWifi Certificates™

LEHI, UT (October 9, 2014 ) — Certificates, included in Release 2 of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Passpoint® program, authenticate and encrypt online signup servers, point toward better, more secure Wi-Fi user experience


DigiCert Releases Tool to Simplify SHA-2 Migration for System Administrators

LEHI, UT (September 17, 2014 ) — Google’s new policy to show warnings in the Chrome browser for SHA-1 certificates as early as this November makes migration to SHA-2 a high priority for website operators


Always-On SSL Site Checker Helps Analyze Impact of SSL on Keyword Rankings

LEHI, UT (September 4, 2014 ) — Using new tool, search marketers can quickly identify which target keywords have sites served over HTTPS to help determine where security, SEO advantages might be gained.


DigiCert® Makes Inc. 500/5000® List For Fourth Straight Year

LEHI, UT (August 21, 2014 ) — Company is go-to provider of authentication, encryption services for emerging markets such as the Internet of Things and one of America’s top-growth private companies.


Flavio Martins Named One of Top Three Customer Experience Influencers

LEHI, UT (August 19, 2014 ) — International Customer Management Institute recognizes Martins’ passionate advocacy for customer-centric organizational thinking.


Authentication is the Answer to Data Security in the Internet of Things

Giving devices connectivity brings new methods for conducing home and privacy invasion right to your front door; are you ready?


DigiCert Selected to 2014 Online Trust Alliance Honor Roll

LEHI, UT (June 11, 2014 ) — In naming DigiCert to the prestigious list for the third straight year, OTA recognizes the global security company’s leadership role in developing, advocating and following best practices.


In the News

Tales from the Crypt: Hardware vs Software

Infosecurity, 23 June 2015

Cloud security sector leads cybersecurity mergers and acquisition report

CSO, 4 August 2015

Forget Your Smartwatch, Because Smart Clothing is Where It's At

The Street, 26 July 2015

Security needs to be a top priority for healthcare leaders

Healthcare IT News, 31 July 2015

It's Time to Change How We Think About SSL/TLS

Infosecurity, 28 July 2015

IoT is the password killer we've been waiting for

ITworld, 17 June 2015

Banks are skimping on website security

CNN Money, 23 June 2015

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