DigiCert SSL Certificate Authority Completes WebTrust Certification

DigiCert meets WebTrust standards for SSL Certificate Authorities.

Lindon, UT (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 10, 2005 -- DigiCert meets WebTrust standards for SSL Certificate Authorities.

Today Ken Bretschneider, CEO of DigiCert, Inc. announced that DigiCert has met the WebTrust standards for SSL Certificate Authorities, set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants [AICPU.

DigiCert has earned the WebTrust Seal of Assurance, audited by one of the most prestigious professional services firms in the world, KPMG International.

"We are honored to be WebTrust compliant," said Mr. Bretschneider, "Only firms with the absolute highest levels of security and integrity can pass such a rigorous audit." DigiCert follows a complex process of stringent procedures to ensure that your ssl security is not compromised, and that there is appropriate authentication of every ssl certificate we issue," he said.

Today WebTrust is playing a key role in establishing consumer confidence in trusted brands like DigiCert. The WebTrust program for ssl certification authorities ensures that DigiCert is in compliance with the following principles:

* Privacy
* Security
* Processing Integrity
* Business Practices
* Transaction Integrity
* Confidentiality
* Availability

Large organizations cannot afford the risk of a compromised ssl certificate. They need reliable assurance that their SSL Certificate Authority maintains strong security controls, and strictly adheres to SSL standards when issuing ssl certificates. WebTrust certification provides that assurance.

About WebTrust
The AICPA/CICA WebTrust program for Certification Authorities was created to increase consumer confidence in the Internet as a vehicle for conducting e-commerce and to increase consumer confidence in the application of PKI technology.

The AICPA/CICA have developed WebTrust™ criteria as set of standards/principles for SSL Certificate Authorities like DigiCert. Only qualified CPA firms such as KPMG are licensed by the AICPA/CICA to evaluate Certification Authorities.

The WebTrust™ Certification Program follows a set of rigid Standards/Principles as established and maintained by AICPA/CICA. Auditing is performed by a select group of CPA firms which includes KPMG. Only those Certified Authorities (CAs) such as DigiCert, who meet or exceed the qualifying criteria, can achieve WebTrust Certification.

About KPMG
KPMG International is the one of the world's leading professional services firms, with over 6,000 partners in 148 countries. KPMG offers world-class professional services to assess risks that are critical to any large organization. KPMG's uncompromising audit practices help organizations succeed in the new economy by measuring performance and managing risk. A strong global code of conduct is at the core of KPMG - they are committed to acting with integrity at all times.

About DigiCert
DigiCert Inc. is a United States based SSL Security Company headquartered in Lindon, Utah. DigiCert supplies SSL Certificates to small, medium and large Corporations (including many Fortune 500 Companies), Non-Profit Organizations, State & Federal/National Government Agencies and Banking/Educational/Medical Institutions. For more information about DigiCert SSL visit www.DigiCert.com.

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