|Industry||Internet security, Public key infrastructure|
|Headquarters||Lindon, Utah, United States|
|Key people||CEO: Nicholas Hales, CFO/COO: Ryan Woodley|
DigiCert Inc is a privately held, US based X.509 SSL certificate provider. As a trusted third party, DigiCert verifies the authenticity of secure websites on behalf of a web browser for the purpose of preventing online phishing scams.
As a founding member of the CA/Browser Forum, the industry standards group founded by Melih Abdulhayoğlu of the Comodo Group, DigiCert assisted in the development of the Extended Validation Certificate. DigiCert also worked in conjunction with Microsoft to develop and promote the use of subject alternate names in SSL certificates, for use with Microsoft Exchange Server.
DigiCert is the largest public CA that does not issue "domain validated", "low assurance", or "instant" SSL certificates either directly or through a subsidiary brand.
DigiCert was founded by founded by Ken Bretschneider in 2003. He was named as a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2012 as a result. He served as CEO and Chairman of the Board until he left in 2012 to head up People Water. He remains Executive Chairman of the Board of DigiCert, but Nicholas Hales, previous COO of DigiCert, now serves as CEO.
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- Microsoft Security Advisory (2641690) "DigiCert Sdn. Bhd is not affiliated with the corporation DigiCert, Inc., which is a member of the Microsoft Root Certificate Program."
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