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ROSELAND, N.J., – November 13, 2019 – Sectigo, the world’s largest commercial Certificate Authority (CA) and a provider of purpose-built and automated PKI management solutions, today announced impressive accomplishments from its first year since rebranding in November 2018, highlighted by significant YoY enterprise sales growth and new blue-chip customer adoption. Fueled by acquisitions, a revitalized partner program, and multiple industry-first innovations that build upon the company’s 20-year legacy as a highly trusted CA, Sectigo continues to address enterprises’ most critical requirements in securing digital identities across every website, server, application, email, and connected device. Sectigo was created as a carve out from Comodo in November, 2017. The two companies have been separate legal entities, with different ownership and governance, since the carve out.
“Our company stands proud of the many technology and growth milestones we have accomplished in the year since our rebrand to Sectigo,” said Bill Holtz, CEO, Sectigo. “From the new innovative solutions we have brought to market, to the impressive growth in our enterprise business, and expansion of a world-class team dedicated to customer success, Sectigo is well-positioned to build upon this momentum into our second year and beyond.”
Highlights from Sectigo’s first year include:
Significant Enterprise Growth
Driven by the adoption of Sectigo Certificate Manager and Private PKI solutions, Sectigo achieved impressive growth with enterprises, almost doubling its revenues since the company was created in November, 2017. In particular, the company saw adoption among large enterprises (more than 3,000 employees). Marquee brands, spanning retail to financial services sectors, including Gap, PetSmart, Vanguard, and Intel, are among the large enterprises that have adopted Sectigo’s Certificate Manager, Private PKI, email security, or IoT identity solutions.
Channel and CodeGuard Milestones
Sectigo continued to build on the company’s decades-long legacy with strategic partners worldwide by unveiling new products, tools, rewards, and certification programs that enable its extensive reseller network to expand into new cybersecurity market segments. Launched in January, the expanded Sectigo Partner Program enables partners to work toward four tiered levels, each providing incremental benefits, support, and pricing discounts.
In October, Sectigo introduced an innovative set of Subscription SSL products that enable SMBs to purchase two, three, four, or five-year certificate subscription bundles, helping to maintain continuous website security and avoid risks, while reducing the costs associated with the traditional annual renewal and installation processes.
In addition, since being acquired by Sectigo in 2018, the company’s CodeGuard brand has expanded to six locations in EMEA and APAC to meet international demand for its website maintenance, backup, and disaster recovery services and realized high double-digit growth YoY in sales.
Industry-First Innovations and Focus on Automation
Sectigo demonstrated its commitment to innovation in year one, doubling its investment in R&D, and unveiling several industry-first solutions:
IoT Identity Platform
Sectigo prioritized security for a broad range of IoT use cases, developing the industry’s first end-to-end identity platform. To advance the platform, in May, Sectigo acquired Icon Labs, adding the leading provider of cross-platform security solutions for embedded OEMs and IoT devices to its portfolio. The expanded Sectigo IoT Identity Platform provides industry-first purpose-built IoT issuance from a trusted third-party CA across a wide range of industries and product platforms.
The company also formed several strategic partnerships and integrations that advance IoT identity and integrity across industries globally.
Market and Thought Leadership
During its first year, Sectigo also focused on providing resources to benefit the greater internet security ecosystem. To help the industry better protect against cyberattacks, Sectigo:
Sponsored Let’s Encrypt and Certbot: Let’s Encrypt, a free, automated, and open CA run specifically for the benefit of the public, is now able to operate new certificate transparency (CT) log, helping to expand the number of CT logs available to all CAs. Sectigo also sponsored Certbot, an open-source software tool created by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, supporting efforts to build a more structurally private and safe internet, better protected from censorship.
Launched Root Causes: A PKI and Security Podcast: Hosted by Sectigo CTO of IoT, Jason Soroko, and Senior Fellow, Tim Callan, Root Causes examines the important issues and breaking news driving changes in digital identity. With 50 episodes and more than 10,000 listens, the podcast features commentary about timely events and technologies impacting the cybersecurity industry.
Published 100 Educational Resources: Sectigo’s team of veteran PKI and cybersecurity technology leaders released more than 100 resources, including white papers, case studies, on-demand webinars, podcasts, and blog posts, on topics such as quantum-resistant cryptography, enterprise use cases with PKI, PKI for DevOps, protecting against BEC email attacks, and more.
Received Multiple 2019 Industry Awards: Sectigo solutions and executives were recognized with multiple industry awards, including the Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company by Cyber Security Excellence Awards, as well as awards from Cyber Defense Magazine, including Most Innovative Chief Executive of the Year, Hot Company: Identity Management, Next Gen: “Deep Sea Phishing” and Publisher's Choice: IoT Security, among others.
Sectigo provides award-winning purpose-built and automated PKI management solutions to secure websites, connected devices, applications, and digital identities. As the largest commercial Certificate Authority, trusted by enterprises globally for more than 20 years, and more than 100 million SSL certificates issued in over 200 countries, Sectigo has the proven performance and experience to meet the growing needs of securing today’s digital landscape. For more information, visit www.sectigo.com.