Sectigo, a globally renowned company in digital identity management and web security solutions, has announced the launch of its new Secure Partner Program, furthering Sectigo’s commitment to the company’s base of more than 1,200 partners worldwide. Partners in the program gain myriad benefits, including access to the new Sectigo Connect Partner Portal, advancing their ability to build new capabilities, deliver more value to customers, drive higher profits, and accelerate growth in today’s dynamic cyber security market. Secure Partner Program In the new Secure Partner Program, partners are tiered based on engagement level In the new Secure Partner Program, partners are tiered based on engagement level, so that organisations’ tier within the program aligns with their own business goals. All partners registered in the new program also receive access to advanced training and accreditation programs to help them improve their sales and support effectiveness. Sectigo has added financial incentives, such as a new partner pricing model and dedicated Marketing Development Funds (MDF), to the new program. Accredited partners who grow their sales with Sectigo are rewarded with more incentives for their business and employees. “Partners play a crucial role in Sectigo's growth and success. The new Secure Partner Program enables partners to grow with us and to build a rewarding business around our suite of industry-leading web security products. We've designed our program to enable success and provide the opportunity for better profitability,” said Michael Fowler, President of Channel Partners, Sectigo. Sectigo Connect Partner Portal Timed with its Secure Partner Program's debut, the company has introduced the Sectigo Connect Partner Portal. The easy-to-use platform provides quick, direct access to essential tools and resources that enable partners to engage with Sectigo to successfully introduce new Sectigo products to their customers. Central to the Secure Partner Program, the portal provides access to: Marketing Development Funds (MDF) to support the growth of the Sectigo brand, demand generation, training and other relevant activities. Available to certain tiers of partners. Partner Resource Center, a self-serve repository of sales collateral, technical product documents, marketing tools and guides. Sectigo University, with 70+ training courses for earning sales and technical accreditations. Webinars & events hosted by Sectigo experts, exclusively available to Secure Partners. Program onboarding training to guide partners through the first 90 days, ensuring success. Countering rise in cyber-attacks in COVID-19 period Our new Secure Partner Program aims to tackle the obstacles in the world of web security" The COVID-19 global pandemic and increasing number of cyber-attacks has led to a substantial increase in web security issues for our partners’ customers,” said Michele Campbell, Vice President of Global Channel Programs, Sectigo. Michele adds, “Our new Secure Partner Program aims to tackle the obstacles in the world of web security while helping our partners expand their portfolio beyond the CA market and increase their average deal size. Partners can unlock their full potential with Sectigo and the Secure Partner Program benefits when they include Sectigo’s Web Security Platform solutions in their portfolio.” Sectigo University Easily accessed through the Connect Partner Portal, the Sectigo University online learning and enablement platform for Sectigo Secure Partners enables partners to gain new cyber security expertise, learn about Sectigo’s digital identity and website security products, build new capabilities, deliver greater customer value, and accelerate growth. Available on-demand 24/7 to partners worldwide, the platform offers role-based curricula derived from 70 training courses for sales and technical individuals, delivered through interactive learning modules, with testing. Sectigo provides partners with automated tracking of each student’s progress as they work toward accreditation. Sectigo Secure Sales and Technical Accreditations “The free training within Sectigo University provides pathways for partners to earn their Sectigo Secure Sales and Technical Accreditations. By achieving an accreditation, Secure Partners will maximise their investment in Sectigo solutions by standing out as a true web security expert,” added Michael Fowler.
Sectigo, a provider of automated digital identity management and web security solutions, announced that Baidu, a Chinese search engine with more than one billion daily page views, has chosen Sectigo to provide the back-end services for the company’s all-new Baidu Trust SSL Certificates. Baidu will offer Sectigo Domain Validated (DV), Organization Validated (OV), and Extended Validation (EV) certificates white-labelled under the Baidu Trust product line, greatly expanding Sectigo’s footprint in Asia. “Baidu is committed to making the complicated world simpler through technology. This mission includes providing our customers and users with best-practice security technologies and a seamless experience,” said Roy Zhang, Leader of Enterprise Application Ecology Products, Baidu division. “We have chosen Sectigo to supply the infrastructure for the new Baidu Trust SSL Certificates because the global CA is highly trusted and offers a certificate type for every use case, from authenticating small personal websites to large enterprise domains. Our customers can choose from many trust products, ranging from basic DV SSL certificates to more premium EV SSL certificates, based on their individual needs.” Proven technology Sectigo has issued more than 100 million certificates worldwide and offers the widest selection of white-label-ready SSL product options available from a certificate authority. Baidu’s Trust offering, available to website owners in China, leverages this legacy of trust to enhance the security assurance for millions of internet users across Eastern Asia. “Trust is a key component of Sectigo’s brand. We are not only providing trust through our certificates, but also as a proven technology partner with decades of experience,” explained Michael Fowler, President of Partners and Channels at Sectigo. “Asia and China, specifically, are experiencing an unprecedented shift to conducting business and sharing information online. Baidu and Sectigo have proven successful in their industries and collaborated to bring the best SSL security to greater China.” “Baidu’s choice to use Sectigo for their Baidu Trust SSL certificates underscores the confidence that leading internet brands have in our products and team—and we look forward to a successful partnership serving companies across Asia and China though a shared vision of excellence,” added Fowler.
Sectigo, a provider of automated digital identity management and web security solutions, and Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Trustify, have partnered to deliver advanced web security solutions to companies of all sizes across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The new partnership combines Sectigo's all-in-one Web Security Platform with Trustify's digital signing, email security, and professional management; now available as Trust365. "Sectigo is the first Certificate Authority (CA) to offer a comprehensive website security solution, combined with industry-leading TLS/SSL certificates," said Michael Fowler, President of Channel Partners, Sectigo. "Trust365 enables additional services that are fully managed for customers by security experts so that they can focus on their core business and feel confident they are protected from cyberattacks." Cybercrime prevention Trust365 brings together best-in-breed web security technology from Sectigo and Trustify, either fully automated or fully managed for customers. Available as an all-in-one solution bundle or as a la carte products, Trust365 includes: Sectigo SSL certificates Sectigo's eight-layered Web Security Platform Web Detect: Daily malware and vulnerability scanning Web Patch: Automated vulnerability and CMS patching Web Clean: One-click malware removal Web Backup & Restore: Daily website backups and one-click restore Web Accelerate: Global Content Delivery Network (CDN) Web Firewall: Continuous DDoS protection with WAF Web Comply: Simplified PCI Compliance Web DNS: Sectigo’s Global Anycast DNS TrustiMail—Fully-encrypted secure email, user-friendly across all key email platforms TrustiSign—Advanced electronic signing solution Simple integration "Trustify is continuously innovating to secure organisations from cybercrime and downtime," said Alistair Murray, CEO & Founder, Trustify. "We selected Sectigo because they share this vision with us, offer a complete portfolio that other CAs do not offer, and they made it incredibly easy to deploy with simple integration into a single API."
The average cost of a malware and web-based attack on a business is US$ 1.4 million (Accenture study), yet even with destructive malware attacks up 200% in 2019, thousands of business websites remain vulnerable to attacks. Sectigo, globally renowned commercial Certificate Authority (CA), is taking a giant step to help businesses protect themselves from new and emerging web-based threats with the introduction of Sectigo Web Security Platform. Sectigo Web Security Platform With this release, Sectigo is the first CA to introduce an all-in-one; cloud-based solution bundled with TLS/SSL certificates so that customers can easily identify threats and quickly patch vulnerabilities for their CMS from an all-new comprehensive management portal. Through the platform, customers can automate daily scanning for vulnerabilities, receive proactive notifications, and instantly remove the malware found within the code, database, or files on the web server. In addition, the platform automates daily website backups so that customers can restore their sites when needed with a single click. Coming in future releases are advanced features to accelerate website performance with a global Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Domain Name System (DNS), and to increase protection with a Web Application Firewall (WAF). Cloud security Research points to security as the number one area of concern for companies working to optimise their cloud presence" "Our research consistently points to security as the number one area of concern for companies working to optimise their cloud presence," said Fernando Montenegro, Principal Analyst at 451 Research. He adds, "Expanding security coverage, leveraging automation, and consolidating web security functionality into fewer vendors are strategies that many organisations, particularly those with significant resource constraints, may benefit from exploring. Sectigo's move into offering additional services beyond traditional certificate services fits well into this narrative." Enhanced capabilities for SSL customers The new Sectigo Web Security Platform brings new capabilities to SSL customers, reflecting the increasing requirement for companies to move beyond basic encryption to ensure complete website security. Sectigo has enabled customers to easily select the functionality they need from product bundles available through Sectigo retail sites, hosting partners, and other resellers. The new product bundles include: Sectigo Web Monitor – Available with all SectigoSSL, PositiveSSL, and InstantSSL certificates, includes: Sectigo Web Detect – Automatically scans up to five website pages once daily for critical security issues such as malicious infections, spam listings, vulnerabilities, blacklisting, and more. Malware Detection – Stops search engines from blacklisting a website by proactively sending alerts about security issues before crawlers detect them. Vulnerability Detection – Monitors a website daily for security vulnerabilities found n the following Content Management Systems (CMS): WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, WooCommerce, PrestaShop, and Magento. SPAM and Blacklist Monitoring – Scans a website’s IP address and domain name daily against multiple spam databases and delivers alerts about potential email blacklisting. Sectigo Web Remediate – Available with the all-new SectigoSSL Pro certificates, includes: Enhanced Sectigo Web Detect – Increases scanning for up to 500 website pages and databases. Sectigo Web Clean – Safeguards a website against cybercriminals and other online security threats, automatically removing active infections from website files and any MySQL database without disrupting site functionality. Sectigo Web Patch – Scans daily to automatically detect critical weaknesses found in the company’s content management system (CMS) or database and proactively patches these vulnerabilities before cybercriminals can exploit them. Security patches are automatically deployed when new CMS versions are released for 7 of the most popular WordPress plugins, enabling website owners to complete full-version updates within their designated timelines. Plugins include: tact Form 7, Yoast SEO, Jetpack, All-in-one SEO Pack, TinyMCE, Google XML Sitemaps, WordPress Importer, and Easy WP SMTP. Sectigo Web Patch also protects a company’s most valuable online assets from cybercriminals by automatically patching security vulnerabilities found in leading ecommerce platforms, including WooCommerce, Magento, and PrestaShop. Sectigo Web Backup and Restore – Reverses damage caused to a website through a one-click restore option. Utilising sophisticated version control software, Web Backup and Restore provides incremental agent-less backups and empowers users to oversee their network of websites—with any mix of CMSs—all in one place. "Website owners and organisations of all sizes must look beyond an SSL certificate to protect against new and emerging threats. With this launch, our certificates provide more value to customers and give the world a new way to think about Certificate Authorities and the security offerings provided to our channel partners and collective customers," said Michael Fowler, President of Channel Partners, Sectigo. Easy-to-use single API “Sectigo’s new Web Security Platform also offers opportunities for our partners around the world to differentiate themselves from competitors, while increasing revenue and maintaining customer retention by offering multiple solutions via an easy-to-use, single API,” added Mr. Fowler.