20.05.2020 – ALSO Holding AG

ALSO Cloud Marketplace to offer solutions for internet identity, authentication and encryption from global market leader DigiCert

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ALSO Cloud Marketplace to offer solutions for internet identity,
authentication and encryption from global market leader DigiCert

20.05.2020 / 10:00



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ALSO Cloud Marketplace to offer solutions for internet identity,
authentication and encryption from global market leader DigiCert

DigiCert is the world's leading provider of scalable TLS/SSL, IoT and PKI
for identity, authentication and encryption for websites, enterprise and the
of Things. By introducing SSL Certificates as a new product category, ALSO
Cloud Marketplace customers can now get access to a wide range of DigiCert's

Starting today, a wide range of DigiCert certificates such as DigiCert
Secure Site, GeoTrust, Thawte and RapidSSL will be available for ACMP
customers. With a deep and automated integration between DigiCert and the
ALSO Cloud Marketplace, resellers in all ALSO countries plus the 87
countries in which the ACMP is available as a PaaS solution, can deploy a
broad portfolio of SSL certificates.

«We are systematically extending our cybersecurity portfolio, which is key
for the development of new platforms such as the IoT. With DigiCert
certificates we enable our channel partners to ensure website security for
any kind of industry, already serving thousands of organizations across the
globe such as technology, industrial, and healthcare», explains Gustavo
Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG (SIX:ALSN).

Resellers who deploy cloud infrastructure for customers will be able to
securely publish web resources through the internet with these SSL
certificates. All levels of certificates will be available, from Basis SSL
to Secure Site Pro SSL, offering security beyond encryption.

«As the global market leader for TLS and various other types of certificates
that use PKI technology, DigiCert is focused on helping the smallest to the
world's most visited websites and organizations provide identity,
authentication and encryption that helps their digital business initiatives
succeed. That's why our solutions focus on simplifying certificate
management at all scales and types of deployments across the entire
certificate lifecycle, using advanced automation and backed by
industry-leading customer support. We are excited that ALSO will be using
DigiCert products to present a flexible and holistic solution for IT experts
via the ALSO Cloud Marketplace», says Rob Hoblit, DigiCert Chief Revenue

One of the most important components in any digital exchange of confidential
data, whether in retail, etail, banking or insurance, is facilitating secure
electronic transfer of information. The range of network activities spans
from e-commerce and internet banking to confidential emailing, remote
network access and remote document signing. TLS/SSL certificates create a
foundation of trust by establishing an encrypted connection between a
website/server and a browser with what's known as an «SSL handshake».
High-assurance TLS certificates also include extensive, standardized
validation of the website owner's identity to assure web users that they are
interacting with the authentic website and not a fraudulent one. Beyond
websites, digital certificates secure all types of connected devices and
data in transit.

The most innovative companies, including 89% of the Fortune 500 and 97 of
the 100 top global banks, choose DigiCert for its expertise in identity and
encryption for web servers and Internet of Things devices. The company is
recognized for its enterprise-grade certificate management platform, fast
and knowledgeable customer support, and market-leading security solutions.

Direct link to media release: https://www2.also.com/press/20200520en.pdf

Contact person ALSO Holding AG:
Manuela Rost-Hein
Head of Communications ALSO Group
Phone: +49 151 14040215
E-Mail: manuela.rost-hein@also.com

ALSO Holding AG (ALSN.SW) (Emmen/Switzerland) brings providers and buyers of
the ICT industry together. ALSO offer more than 660 vendors of hardware,
software and IT-services access to over 110 000 buyers, who can call a broad
spectrum of other customized services in the logistics, finance, and IT
services sectors, as well as traditional distribution services. From the
development of complex IT landscapes, the provision and maintenance of
hardware and software, right through to the return, reconditioning and
remarketing of IT hardware, ALSO offers all services as a one-stop shop.
ALSO is represented in 23 European countries and generates total net sales
of approximately 10.7 billion euros with around 4 000 employees in the
fiscal year 2019. The principal shareholder of ALSO Holding AG is the Droege
Group, Düsseldorf, Germany. Further information is available at

Droege Group
Droege Group (founded in 1988) is an independent advisory and investment
company under full family ownership. The company acts as a specialist for
tailor-made transformation programs aiming to enhance corporate value.
Droege Group combines its corporate family-run structure and capital
strength into a family- equity business model. The group carries out direct
investments with its own equity in corporate spin-offs and medium-sized
companies in «special situations». With the guiding principle «execution -
following the rules of art», the group is a pioneer in execution-oriented
corporate development. Droege Group follows a focused investment strategy
based on current megatrends (knowledge, connectivity, prevention,
demography, specialization, future work, shopping 4.0). Enthusiasm for
quality, innovation and speed determines the company's actions. In recent
years Droege Group has successfully positioned itself in domestic and
international markets and operates in 30 countries. More information:

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