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Enhanced Performances and Security for IoT through Faster OCSP responses

By CIOReview | Friday, May 20, 2016

DigiCert, a global Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certification Authority (CA)LEHI, UT: DigiCert, a global Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certification Authority (CA) and provider of trusted certificate management solutions, maintains focusing on investing in the industry's fastest Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) response times—assisting organizations using its certificates bridge the gap between performance and security.

Faster OCSP translates to more secure Internet of Things (IoT) and web deployments, enabling fast page and application load times with reliable certificate verification. Recent reports from Netcraft show that DigiCert OCSP response times are up to eight times faster than the average response across the CA industry. 

"Digital certificates are growing in use as a critical backbone ensuring web user privacy and security by authenticating websites, smart devices and IoT deployments, and encrypting data in transit," said Jason Sabin, Chief Security Officer, DigiCert. "The needs for speedy but secure deployments increases as businesses look to grow their consumer base via mobile and IoT deployments. Fast OCSP served over the edge helps to meet consumer expectations of nearly instantaneous page loads while providing essential security."

 “DigiCert offers the proven security of Public Key Infrastructure at the scale that the IoT ecosystem requires,” said Sabin. “Together with our reputation for excellence and customer focus, we’re seeing many firms approach us for deployments of large quantities of digital certificates to secure their IoT products.”