Orbus Digital and WISeKey are Launching Joint Operations to Offer SSL/TLS Cybersecurity and Trust Services in West Africa
WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey”) (SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a leading global cybersecurity and IoT company, today announced that is has joined forces with Orbus Digital (part of the GAINDE 2000 Group) to deploy a complete suite of security solutions for organizations’ websites based on SSL/TLS services, secured by the OISTE/WISeKey root of trust.
GAINDE 2000 Group, a leading African group in the field of ICTs. ORBUS Digital is the branch of the GAINDE 2000 Group that develops a range of products and services to facilitate the administrative procedures and business processes of companies by means of digital solutions. Orbus Digital and WISeKey have signed a strategic partnership agreement aiming to generate synergies by launching new and innovative cryptographic security solutions in the West African region and in other markets.
The goal is to position the best quality/price offer on the African market enabling customers to meet the increasing level of requirements of browsers that limit access to sites considered dangerous because they do not have SSL.
VP Corporate Alliances & Partnerships of WISeKey, Carlos Moreno noted: “We are proud to collaborate with GAINDE 2000 Group in the context of securing the websites of organizations on African territory using our technology and our OISTE Root of Trust.”
Daniel SARR, Managing Director of Orbus Digital added: “The strategic partnership with WISeKey will strengthen Orbus Digital’s pan-African service offering by facilitating the recognition of SSL certificates on a global scale to enable African organizations to secure their websites in compliance with international standards.”
What is an SSL certificate?
An SSL certificate is an electronic certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and enables an encrypted connection. SSL stands for “Secure Sockets Layer”, it is a security protocol that creates an encrypted link between a web server and a web browser.
Businesses should add SSL certificates to their website to secure online transactions and secure the privacy of customer information.
To summarize… SSL secures Internet connections and prevents criminals from viewing or modifying the information exchanged between two systems. When you see a small padlock next to the URL in the address bar, it means SSL is protecting the website you are visiting.