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AUSTIN, Texas, February 6, 2019

HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that its IdenTrust® business was named the number one certification authority in the world for the second year in a row, according to the latest independent research results from W3Techs, a technology survey company that consistently tracks the SSL certificate market.

As the market leader for digital certificates, IdenTrust is now used by 31.1% of all websites, more than doubling its user base since 2018. IdenTrust digital certificates support real-time validation of Internet traffic on a scalable, software-as-a-service platform. IdenTrust helps create a trusted environment that secures business-critical and life-critical data.

HID’s IdenTrust digital certificates are widely recognized by government agencies, global financial institutions and enterprise corporations around the world. IdenTrust products enable organizations to effectively manage the risks associated with identity authentication and ensure trust in the identity of a person or a thing.

“HID’s IdenTrust digital certificates once again prove to be the most trusted in the world,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President and Managing Director, IAM Solutions with HID Global. “Continuing the solid growth of our IdenTrust user base, HID Global provides digital certificate services from a secure and scalable platform, as part of the widest range of authentication solutions in the industry.”

When IdenTrust digital certificates are combined with HID’s identity & access management platform, the company is able to scale to the requirements of the industry’s most challenging environments, such as certificate-based authentication for complex enterprise data protection and for the protection of billions of connections.

In addition, IdenTrust digital certificates are particularly useful for surveillance (cameras, video management), transportation infrastructure (air, cars and trains), healthcare (medical devices) and financial services (ATMs) end-points. The rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as mobile applications is also driving the increased adoption of digital certificates.

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About HID Global

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and over 2 billion things are connected through HID technology. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit

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Anthony Petrucci
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