LEHI, UT--(Marketwired - April 02, 2014) - DigiCert, Inc., a leading global provider of SSL certificates and related online security products, today announced that Vice President of Research & Development Jason Sabin has been named a Utah Genius. In its sixth year, the Utah Genius awards program annually recognizes the top 20 patentees and trademark registrars in the state. In the past year, the U.S. Patent & Trade Office Sabin has issued 12 patents to Sabin, underpinning his work to help DigiCert advance authentication and encryption best practices, specifically geared toward protecting data exchanged in the cloud.
"Being named a Utah Genius is a major honor for Jason, and we congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition," said DigiCert CEO Nicholas Hales. "We are grateful for Jason's expertise in helping DigiCert lead the market with innovation that enhances our customers' efforts to protect the integrity of their network operations."
Since joining DigiCert in February 2012, Sabin has worked closely with DigiCert's customers to develop innovative new products and features that simplify and optimize SAAS-based digital certificate deployment for the enterprise. Sabin's innovation has led to the filing of more than 50 patent applications that address improvements to cloud computing, identity, authentication and security. Today, his inventions are featured in products deployed globally by many Fortune 500 companies. Sabin's focus on cloud security spans more than a decade, including his previously having overseen Novell's Security Review Board and built the company's first penetration testing teams.
The rising volume and sophistication of attacks on valuable organizational and personal data demonstrates the need for corporations to improve their deployment of key encryption technologies, such as SSL certificates. With February's release of the DigiCert Certificate Inspector™ and continuing innovation currently underway, Sabin and his team are advancing DigiCert's efforts to help organizations better guard their sensitive data from outside parties.
Certificate Inspector allows organizations to detect all SSL certificates within their internal and external environments, quickly identify potential vulnerabilities in their SSL certificates and endpoints, and gain access to remediation activities. This has the potential of greatly enhancing internet privacy and security by making unwanted surveillance more difficult and expensive.
At a time when organizations are looking to protect their private information from outside parties, DigiCert leads with high-assurance digital certificates and intuitive management tools for organizations of all sizes, including six of the U.S. Alexa Top 10. For more information, 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® organizations. The company also leads the market in enabling the Direct, secure exchange of healthcare information via its DirectAssured™ certificates. DigiCert has been recognized with dozens of awards for providing enhanced customer value, premium customer support and market growth leadership. For the latest DigiCert news and updates, visit digicert.com, like DigiCert on Facebook® or follow Twitter® handle @digicert.