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

EQS Group-News: ALSO Holding AG / Key word(s): Alliance
20.05.2020 / 10:00

Emmen, Switzerland, 20 May 2020

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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 solutions
for identity, authentication and encryption for websites, enterprise and the Internet
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 certificates.

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 Officer.

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.

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Contact person ALSO Holding AG:
Manuela Rost-Hein
Head of Communications ALSO Group
Phone: +49 151 14040215

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:

This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on current assumptions and forecasts of the ALSO management. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors could lead to material differences between the forward-looking statements made here and the actual development, in particular the results, financial situation, and performance of our Group. The Group accepts no responsibility for updating these forward-looking statements or adapting them to future events or developments.

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Document title: ALSO_20.5.2020

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