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DigiCert receives top award from Frost & Sullivan thanks to agile approach

By Catherine Knowles
Thu 28 May 2020
FYI, this story is more than a year old

DigiCert has received the 2020 Global Company of the Year Award by Frost & Sullivan, with specific focus on its global transport layer security (TLS) certificate market.

Frost & Sullivan states that by developing technologies and helping define standards to address new security use cases, the company is strengthening its leadership position within internet security.

DigiCert supported the adoption of new standards, and developed modern public key infrastructure (PKI) technologies.

In addition to the TLS/SSL market, DigiCert is also focused on new security technologies, such as protecting devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) and developing implementations of post-quantum cryptography (PQC).

DigiCert CertCentral TLS Manager is designed to enable organisations to issue, discover, renew and revoke certificates in an automated manner.

CertCentral features an intuitive UI and is built on APIs to enable certificate management at any scale. The company’s DigiCert ONE platform, which also includes DigiCert Enterprise PKI Manager and DigiCert IoT Device Manager, enables management of certificate deployments, including cloud, on premises, in-country and hybrid environments.

DigiCert has upgraded its infrastructure for regionally-focused deployments and high-volume, rapid certificate enrollments for the large web platform companies.

The company states an agile approach has helped the company to create the industry’s first PQC toolkit, for creating hybrid certificates for testing in systems.

Furthermore, DigiCert actively engages with industry standards and regulatory bodies to drive the creation and support of new standards and ensure a safe internet and IoT for consumers, including the CA/Browser Forum, IETF, W3C, ASCX9, PCI Council, SAE, CableLabs, CI+, AeroMACS, WinnForum, Industrial Internet Consortium, APWG and NIST NCCoE.

Frost & Sullivan industry analyst Swetha Krishnamoorthi says, "Leveraging its superior technology, customising it to regional markets and building a best-in-class customer support system, DigiCert has captured the business of 89% of the Fortune 500 companies and the world’s most recognised brands.

"Further, DigiCert has successfully integrated the technology strengths of the former Symantec TLS and PKI business to provide an unequaled product portfolio and scalability for partners and customers.

“DigiCert's certificates and management tools support a wide range of enterprise needs and use cases, ranging from standard TLS to compliance-specific use cases such as Google AMP and EU-trusted qualified certificates for natural persons, legal entities or web authentication (QWACs).

“The company also supports cloud-based code signing, remote document signing, a host of IoT device authentication and encryption scenarios, large enterprise secure remote access, secure email and much more."

Krishnamoorthi says, "With its multi-pronged approach to innovation, DigiCert has developed a hyper-converged, agile infrastructure that promises reliability, scalability, resiliency and shorter response time for its customers.

"Its emphasis on user experience and a customer-first approach to product development will ensure its continued domination of the digital certificate market in the long term."

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents a Company of the Year award to an organisation demonstrating excellence in growth strategy and implementation in its field.

The award recognises a high degree of innovation with products and technologies and the resulting leadership in terms of customer value and market penetration.

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