DigiCert, the globally renowned provider of TLS/SSL, IoT and PKI solutions, has named Jason Sabin as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer. Sabin has been serving as Chief Information Officer at DigiCert since 2017 and has held a number of other executive roles at the company, including Chief Security Officer and Head of Research and Development (R&D). “Jason’s background and passion are in engineering, and he’s proven in numerous roles at DigiCert that he’s both a great manager and a great technical leader,” said DigiCert CEO John Merrill, adding “Jason is the right leader to advance DigiCert’s technology vision.” Security and IT solutions expert Sabin has had a profound influence at DigiCert in his more than eight years at the company, including overseeing QA, product development, research and development, security and IT operations and infrastructure. Most recently, as DigiCert’s CIO, Sabin led his team toward next-generation technology across DigiCert’s platforms, infrastructure and systems. Previous to that, as CSO, he built a security team, processes, procedures and technology to protect DigiCert’s critical assets and systems. IoT and PKI solutions for identity and security DigiCert is in a strong position, with a commitment to modern technology and innovation" “I’m excited for the opportunity to build on DigiCert’s legacy of best-in-class engineering and customer-centric products, advancing TLS/SSL, IoT and PKI solutions for identity and security, and providing simple digital certificate management,” stated Jason Sabin. Jason adds, “DigiCert is in a strong position, with a commitment to modern technology and innovation. I look forward to furthering my passion for dissecting technology problems and developing solutions that make a real difference for customers.” IoT and Identity solutions veteran A lifelong tinkerer, Sabin has been programming since the fifth grade. He has more than 20 years of engineering and R&D experience working in the identity and security industry. He is an accomplished speaker at security, IoT and technology conferences. Sabin has twice been named a Utah Genius for top inventor, with more than 50 patents issued around identity, security, access management and cloud computing.
DigiCert, Inc., globally renowned provider of TLS/SSL, IoT and PKI solutions, has announced two new PKI tools, namely - IoT Device Manager and Enterprise PKI Manager. Unlike PKI applications of the past, both PKI managers use a container-based, cloud-agnostic implementation that ensures fast and flexible on-premises, cloud and hybrid PKI deployments. These new offerings are built on the DigiCert ONE platform. DigiCert ONE is a holistic approach to modernising PKI management and sets a new standard for fast and flexible PKI deployments. Based on modern software design and engineering technology, DigiCert ONE delivers end-to-end centralised user and device certificate management for a variety of deployment models and PKI use cases. Fast and flexible PKI deployments PKI applications that we’ve used in the past have required weeks of long hours to deploy on-premises" “As early adopters of IoT Device Manager and Enterprise PKI Manager, we are looking forward to their ease of use and flexibility for our many initiatives, including our IoT and connected city solutions,” said Mark Stevens, Technical Lead, British Telecom PKI and Cryptography. Mark adds, “PKI applications that we’ve used in the past have required weeks of long hours to deploy on-premises, but with DigiCert ONE, after configuring our Docker and network environment, we were up and running the PKI Managers in about 20 minutes. British Telecom is excited and looking forward to the benefit of DigiCert ONE’s multiple functionalities and the scalability it will bring for our customers.” IoT Device Manager It allows device manufacturers to - Provision and embed device identity at any stage of the device lifecycle, from the factory to device deployment on-premises, in the cloud or hybrid environments; Simplify device identity, authentication, encryption and integrity with a single click; Integrated device data visualisation with cryptographic, manufacturing and factory process data; and Support standards-based interoperability with many third-party manufacturing and provisioning systems. Enterprise PKI Manager It allows IT teams to do the following - Seamlessly and transparently deploy identity, authentication and access to large user populations quickly and with little to no end-user interaction; Flexibility in deployment models, supporting customer deployments in private or public cloud, air-gapped environments, or completely managed by DigiCert; Customise certificates and tailor deployments to their infrastructure and needs; and Manage out-of-the-box and create custom CA hierarchies. Automated PKI deployment IoT Device Manager and Enterprise PKI Manager give customers the tools they need to integrate PKI services" “Today’s release of the IoT Device Manager and Enterprise PKI Manager in DigiCert ONE meets customers where they want to be with fast, flexible and automated PKI deployment across global networks and within geographies of differing regulatory standards,” said DigiCert CEO John Merrill. John adds, “Whether deploying to their own private or public clouds, or within air-gapped or on-premises networks to meet in-country compliance requirements, IoT Device Manager and Enterprise PKI Manager give customers the tools they need to integrate PKI services that secure their device connection points.” Integrate PKI services Developed based on feedback from leading enterprises and IoT device manufacturers, DigiCert ONE meets practical organisational needs, enabling them to - Integrate PKI services with established business processes and third-party vendors via a feature-rich REST API; Facilitate a rapid rollout of PKI services in minutes instead of days, leveraging environment parity and container portability to set up private or public clouds or on-premises quickly; and Reduce total cost of ownership and complexity with a modern scalable architecture and containerisation strategies to provide a high availability PKI platform for their company. With a continuous deployment model, DigiCert will introduce additional PKI managers to DigiCert ONE, such as secure email, document signing, and object signing, individual signing. From OS to application, DigiCert ONE users will benefit from regular updates that ensure they are always running the most up-to-date software with the latest functionality.
DigiCert, Inc., the provider of TLS/SSL, IoT and PKI solutions, announces that private equity firms Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (‘Clearlake’) and TA Associates have completed their previously announced investment in DigiCert. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. “DigiCert is excited to work with Clearlake and TA Associates as our new lead investors, and to continue our leadership in providing the best TLS/SSL products and solutions, focused on improving and automating certificate management,” said DigiCert CEO John Merrill. “We are confident in our vision for growth and the increasing value we’ll bring to our customers.” Capitalise on new growth initiatives TA Associates made its first investment in DigiCert seven years ago. “TA has had a front-row seat to DigiCert’s impressive rise as the industry leader in its space, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with the management team to invest in and support DigiCert’s innovation and growth efforts,” said Jason Werlin, a Managing Director at TA Associates. “DigiCert has a unique opportunity to capitalise on new growth initiatives that we believe will help them better serve their customers and their industry. DigiCert has an exciting business and a compelling vision for internet security based on the company’s legacy of innovation and roadmap for building trust in identity and digital interactions,” said Behdad Eghbali, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, and Prashant Mehrotra, Partner, of Clearlake. Integrity and identity for the IoT DigiCert leads with its certificate-based encryption, authentication, integrity and identity for the IoT “We are ready to leverage Clearlake’s O.P.S.® framework to help the company to continue to build upon its product offerings for customers and fuel new growth through organic investments and acquisitions.” DigiCert has a history of industry leadership, including being the first certificate authority to provide post-quantum cryptography for digital certificates, the first to launch an independent log for Google Certificate Transparency, and the first to offer TLS for the TOR browser. The company’s award-winning certificate management platform, DigiCert CertCentral®, automates the tasks of certificate issuance, renewal, discovery and remediation, with features including ACME protocol. DigiCert also leads with its certificate-based encryption, authentication, integrity and identity for the IoT. The company operates PKI for enterprise authentication and many IoT device industry consortia and manufacturers, and has issued billions of device certificates to-date. DigiCert is also developing solutions in related emerging technologies, such as blockchain.