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QuoVadis Certification Authority Launches Trust/Link SSL
26 May 2009

International SSL provider QuoVadis (http://www.quovadisglobal.com) has launched a major new release of the Trust/Link SSL service which provides increased flexibility, lower costs, and easier SSL management for customers.

According to Kaspar Brand, PKI Project Manager at the SWITCH Foundation, “Trust/Link SSL allows us to balance efficiency and control over the management of SSL certificates across our variety of geographic and technical environments. QuoVadis Trust/Link makes good business sense, allowing us to build custom workflows linking our onsite subscribers with administrators through one secure portal, saving significant time and money.”

The SWITCH Foundation has operated the Swiss Education & Research Network since 1987, guaranteeing the universities access to the information society. The high-performance network links users in Switzerland and worldwide. Operating this network provides SWITCH with the necessary know-how and technological foundation for running the registry for domain names ending in .ch and .li.

Trust/Link SSL allows companies requiring multiple SSL certificates to pre-validate frequently used settings, so that their authorised staff can issue SSL certificates on demand. Trust/Link SSL also allows customers to adapt custom workflows to suit their internal work practices and allow users to manage their SSL certificates from one secure website.

“With IT budgets under increased scrutiny, QuoVadis Trust/Link allows organisations to better manage the costs of securing their communications and servers,” said Roman Brunner, chief executive officer at QuoVadis.

“With Trust/Link SSL’s expanded capabilities, QuoVadis can rapidly deploy to both medium-sized businesses and more complex enterprises requiring thousands of SSL certificates annually. Developed with hands-on involvement from our customers, the system provides an array of options for customised interfaces, delegated administration, multiple authorisation, auditing and reports, and web services access” continued Mr. Brunner.

Other users of Trust/Link SSL include financial services leader Credit Suisse, outsourcing provider The Capita Group, healthcare and pharmaceutical group Galenica, hosting provider Exigo, Standard Bank, and other multinationals and public sector bodies.

QuoVadis Trust/Link SSL issues both standard SSL for basic encryption and the new Extended Validation SSL for e-business websites. Depending on customer requirements and certificate type, it supports multiyear validity periods as well as the use of multiple SAN domain names, multilevel subdomains, IP addresses, or intranet hostnames.

About QuoVadis

QuoVadis is a leading global certification authority with operations in Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Bermuda. In addition to its SSL operations, QuoVadis provides a variety of managed public key infrastructure (PKI) services including outsourced CAs, root signing, and electronic signature tools.

QuoVadis Trust/Link registration authorities provide great flexibility for our customers wishing to register their employees and counterparties, as well as manage large numbers of SSL and device certificates.

QuoVadis is certified for compliance to key international standards for its security processes and infrastructure. This includes accreditation as a Qualified Certification Services Provider (CSP) in several countries, along with the WebTrust seals for Certification Authorities and Extended Validation. QuoVadis is approved to issue the new Extended Validation (EV) SSL which provide rigorous vetting of web site identity to enhance trust in e-business websites.

QuoVadis provides PKI Widgets (https://pkiwidgets.quovadisglobal.com) to help users troubleshoot their problems with SSL and other digital certificates. Using the simple QuoVadis online tools, users can diagnose and resolve common digital certificate issues.

The QuoVadis root certificates are widely distributed in commonly used software.