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May 08, 2012 at 10:37 AM EDT
Wikimedia Foundation Partners With DigiCert, Inc. to Secure Web and Mobile Connections Through High-assurance SSL Certificates
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® organizations around the world. DigiCert also powers ClickID®, 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® 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® or follow Twitter® handle @digicert.

Jeff Chandler

DigiCert, Inc.

P: (801) 701-9653

M: (385) 225-1207

jeff.chandler@digicert.com


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