LEHI, UT--(Marketwired - May 20, 2014) - DigiCert, Inc., a leading global Certificate Authority and provider of trusted identity and authentication services, has been named to the Red Herring Top 100 North America, a prestigious list recognizing the continent's most successful private technology companies. Past recipients include Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, Marin Software, Palo Alto Networks and eBay.
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"DigiCert is honored to be listed among the current and past recipients of this award, which include many of the technology industry's most notable companies," said DigiCert CEO Nicholas Hales. "We are humbled by our success and we are grateful for our partnership with our customers, whose support is the reason why we are in this position. As we grow rapidly, expanding our authentication and encryption services to emerging markets, we continue to invest in leading the market toward better practices through innovation, advancing industry standards, and a forward-looking vision that addresses current and future market demands."
Red Herring has been selecting the most exciting and promising privately held technology firms since 1995. Top 100 companies are evaluated individually among a pool of thousands of candidates based across North America, and are reviewed against several criteria, including the company's addressable market size, technological innovation and intellectual property, business model, financial performance, management quality, customer footprint and market penetration. This past week, hundreds of finalists presented their companies to a panel of distinguished investment bankers and venture capitalists to be judged on their market relevance, growth and prospects.
"In 2014, selecting the top 100 achievers was by no means a small feat," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "In fact, we had the toughest time in years because so many entrepreneurs had crossed significant milestones so early. But after much thought, rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the top 100 winners. We believe DigiCert embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. DigiCert should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong."
DigiCert provides leading products and customer support for today's increasingly connected world, enabling organizations to authenticate their digital identities and encrypt the data that they and their customers share online. Combining personal, timely and knowledgeable customer service with robust, intuitive online tools to help customers manage their certificate lifecycle, DigiCert provides a five-star experience to IT security professionals looking to optimize their organization's security in an efficient and effective manner. As a result, DigiCert continues to attract the business of the world's leading brands, including five of the U.S. Alexa Top 6. DigiCert also works with SMBs, manufacturers, healthcare organizations, and channel and software integration providers to help them secure information in-transit.
DigiCert recently released Certificate Inspector™ to help organizations analyze all SSL certificates and endpoints in their networks, detect vulnerabilities, and remediate them. For more information about how DigiCert can support organizations of all sizes looking to earn their customers' trust, please visit: http://www.digicert.com/managed-pki-ssl.htm.
About DigiCert, Inc.
DigiCert is a premier online trust provider of enterprise security solutions with an emphasis on authentication and encryption via its PKI and high-assurance digital certificates. Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, DigiCert is trusted by a continually growing clientele of more than 80,000 of the world's leading government, finance, healthcare, education and Fortune 500