With 489 Million Unique Visitors to Wikipedia and Its Sister
Sites Each Month, the Foundation Values Efficiency and Trust
Afforded by DigiCert's "Best in Class" SSL Certificates
LINDON, Utah, May 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DigiCert, Inc., an online
security provider for many of the most recognized brands and web sites
in the world, today announced a partnership with the Wikimedia
Foundation to secure its web and mobile properties using the company's
Enterprise SSL Managed PKI. With the announcement, Wikimedia becomes
the fourth of the top 10 comScore-ranked sites in the world to use
DigiCert's SSL certificate encryption and authentication services.
"The Wikimedia Foundation is grateful for this partnership with
DigiCert, which will enhance our ability to secure the millions of
online exchanges that occur with our websites each day," said CT Woo,
Director of Technical Operations for the Wikimedia Foundation, which
operates Wikipedia and 10 sister sites available in 285 languages for
desktop and mobile access. "It's important for Wikimedia to identify
like-minded partners that value transparency and the privacy of our
users. DigiCert's commitment to fairness, flexibility and great
customer support makes it a perfect fit for the Wikimedia Foundation."
DigiCert continues to grow rapidly and is currently the world's
third-largest provider of enterprise authentication services and
high-assurance digital certificates, trusted by thousands of
government, education and Fortune 500(R) organizations around the
world. DigiCert also powers ClickID(R), the new trust seal program that
authenticates organizations and verifies their identities to build
trust with customers.
"DigiCert is pleased to partner with the Wikimedia Foundation in
recognizing the importance of the free--and secure--flow of information
across the Internet and to support the Foundation's mission," said
DigiCert CEO Nicholas Hales. "We're excited to have another opportunity
to demonstrate the quality, scalability and flexibility of DigiCert's
products for a continually expanding roster of globally leading
organizations of all sizes and industries."
About Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. According to comScore Media Metrix,
Wikipedia and the other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation
receive more than 489 million unique visitors per month, making them
the fifth-most popular web property world-wide (comScore, March 2012).
Available in 285 languages, Wikipedia contains more than 21 million
articles contributed by a global volunteer community of more than
100,000 people. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia
Foundation is an audited, 501(c)(3) charity that is funded primarily
through donations and grants.
About DigiCert, Inc.
DigiCert is a premier online trust provider of enterprise security
solutions with an emphasis on authentication, PKI and high-assurance
digital certificates. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, DigiCert is
trusted by a continually growing clientele of more than 50,000 of the
world's leading government, finance, education and Fortune 500(R)
organizations. DigiCert has been recognized for its excellence in
customer support and the workplace, and was applauded for its
value-added product features with the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Customer
Value Enhancement Award for SSL Certificates. For the latest news and
updates on DigiCert, visit www.digicert.com, like DigiCert on
Facebook(R) or follow Twitter(R) handle @digicert.
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