(formerly Comodo CA), the world’s largest commercial Certificate
Authority and a leader in web security solutions, today announced a
larger than 35% year-over-year (YoY) increase in enterprise sales during
the first quarter of 2019, fueled by the adoption of the company’s Certificate
Manager, Private CA, S/MIME, and IoT Manager enterprise solutions.
Sectigo also kicked off 2019 with an expanded partner program, the
release of its Zero-Touch
Deployment S/MIME product, a new strategic IoT alliance, and receipt
of numerous awards.
Sectigo’s record quarter follows a breakthrough year and a complete corporate
rebrand in November of 2018. The company has experienced rapid
growth since expanding beyond TLS/SSL
certificates to offer solutions that protect enterprises of all
sizes from increasingly sophisticated web-based threats across websites,
IoT devices, internal infrastructure, and cloud services.
“After delivering a strong 2018 where Sectigo’s growth was more than
twice as fast as the overall market, we have accelerated our efforts by
doubling down on addressing the enterprise’s most pressing needs through
product innovation,” said Bill Holtz, CEO, Sectigo.
“Enterprises are embracing automated certificate management to
facilitate discovery, installation, and renewal for their vast
inventories of private and public certificates across diverse use cases
and operating systems. These capabilities are essential to securing our
complex enterprise environments and their increasing use of
virtualization, containerization, mobile devices, IoT, and DevOps.
Certificate automation enables strong identity in these complex
environments and protects against costly outages caused by unexpected
certificate expirations,” Holtz added.
Sectigo highlights in Q1 2019 include:
Enterprise growth – Dozens of marquee brands, spanning retail
to technology sectors, enlisted Sectigo as their trusted partner for
certificate management. Sectigo Certificate Manager provides
enterprises with complete visibility and lifecycle control over any
public and private certificate in its environment all from a single
Product innovation – In February, Sectigo introduced the
industry’s first Zero-Touch
S/MIME solution to combat business email compromise (BEC) and
other spear phishing attacks and increase compliance with regulations
like HIPAA/HITECH, GDPR, and the U.S. Department of Defense’s DFARS.
The innovation modernizes email security and encryption by using
automation to deploy digital certificates across every desktop,
tablet, and mobile device in an enterprise.
Expanded IoT ecosystem – Sectigo and Kyrio, a subsidiary of
CableLabs, formed a
strategic alliance to provide the expertise needed for IoT
projects to be designed, architected, built, and deployed with
security in mind from day one. Multi-vendor ecosystems, including the
Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), CBRS WInnForum, and SunSpec
Alliance, have already chosen Kyrio and Sectigo to manage their global
Industry awards – Sectigo won five company awards
and received three executive honors in Q1.
Defense Magazine’s InfoSec Awards – CEO Bill Holtz was named
the Most Innovative Chief Executive of the Year, Sectigo
Certificate Manager earned the Hot Company Identity Management
Award, IoT Manager was selected for Publisher’s Choice IoT
Security, and Zero-Touch S/MIME won the Next-Gen Deep Sea Phishing
Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards® – Sectigo IoT
Manager was awarded bronze in the New Product or Service of the
Year category, and CMO Jonathan Skinner won gold for Marketing
Professional of the Year.
Cybersecurity Excellence Awards – Sectigo won silver for Most
Innovative Cybersecurity Company, and gold for Cybersecurity
Marketer of the Year (for CMO, Skinner).
Channel expansion – Sectigo unveiled a revamped
Channel Partner Program, enabling partners to grow into new
cybersecurity market segments. By teaming up with Sectigo, resellers
develop their product portfolios and learn best practices for
optimizing the customer experience. After collaborating with Sectigo,
ICANN-accredited registrar Uniregistry, saw 53%
of users who expressed interest in their UniSSL products complete
Thought leadership – Sectigo launched Root Causes: A PKI and
Security Podcast to frame public conversations and discuss key
issues, breaking news, and major trends in digital certificates and
PKI. Co-hosted by Sectigo industry veterans Jason Soroko and Tim
Callan, Root Causes is now live on iTunes,
Sectigo (formerly Comodo CA) provides web security products that help
customers protect, monitor, recover, and manage their web presence and
connected devices. 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.