HID Enhances Its PKI Offerings with Acquisition of Trusted Certificate Service Provider ZeroSSL

Deal Reinforces HID’s Commitment to Expanding PKI and IoT Offering

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 11, 2024 – HID, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, announces the acquisition of ZeroSSL, an SSL certificate provider based in Austria. The acquisition will not only augment HID’s capabilities in providing protected communications to and from websites, but also strengthen its reputation as a leading provider of trusted PKI solutions.

"This acquisition marks another step in expanding our PKI and IoT business," said Martin Ladstaetter, HID Senior VP and Managing Director for IAMS. “Bringing ZeroSSL’s established expertise and strong brand into the HID portfolio reinforces our commitment to safeguarding digital transactions while expanding our suite of offerings."

SSL certificates create an encrypted connection between a web server and a browser, safeguarding data privacy. Issuing more than 500,000 monthly certificates to more than 2.4 million user accounts globally, ZeroSSL’s robust offerings include an automated e-commerce platform for SSL certificates and integration services for lifecycle management of those certificates. Without such automation, website operators and owners must manually manage the SSL certificate, thereby risking outages due to human errors and ensuing cybersecurity risks.

“We welcome ZeroSSL to the HID family and are excited to leverage their platform and technology to enhance the customer experience,” said Björn Lidefelt, EVP and Head of HID. “I look forward to further developing our PKI/IoT solutions as a growth driver for HID.”

Moving forward, ZeroSSL’s offerings will be integrated into HID’s PKI and IoT Business Unit, allowing HID to be better positioned to provide even stronger authentication, better encryption services, and more comprehensive validation procedures for organizations engaging in large-scale online transactions. 

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About ZeroSSL

ZeroSSL was established in 2020 and stands at the forefront of digital security solutions. At its core, ZeroSSL simplifies the process of acquiring SSL certificates through its automated digital e-commerce suite. This suite serves as a global platform, enabling seamless and easy sales of SSL certificates, catering to a diverse clientele worldwide. Today, with the trust of more than 500,000 customers worldwide, ZeroSSL is built upon three main principles: Accessibility, usability and automation.

About HID

HID 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’s products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and billions of things are connected through HID’s 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 has over 4,500 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com


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