CHICAGO (February 11, 2010) - Trustwave, a leading Certification Authority and global issuer of SSL certificates and online identities, has been awarded the WebTrust Seal of Assurance for Certification Authorities (CA) - Extended Validation Audit Criteria for 2010. This is Trustwave's sixth consecutive year receiving this certification.
The WebTrust Seal is a unique seal of assurance, developed jointly by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), to set an industry standard for CAs issuing digital certificates. Trustwave offers digital certificates for many uses including web site identity, encryption, secure e-mail and code signing. Trustwave uses its WebTrust certification to issue high assurance SSL certificates, such as Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates, which ensures the highest operating criteria for its CA business.
WebTrust compliance for Certification Authorities is validated by a third party audit to ensure that the business consistently adheres to certain business standards. Such examples include controls surrounding the issuance of certificates and the customer authentication process, customer data privacy and security, and overall business continuity management.
"Displaying the WebTrust Seal provides evidence of Trustwave's compliance to WebTrust Principles and Criteria," says Robert J. McCullen, chairman and CEO of Trustwave. "It symbolizes security, trust and confidence in our data security and business practices to ensure consumers' information is always protected when conducting business with Trustwave over the Internet."About Trustwave
Trustwave is a leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. For organizations faced with today's challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its flagship TrustKeeper® compliance management software and other proprietary security solutions including SIEM , WAF , EV SSL certificates and secure digital certificates . Trustwave has helped hundreds of thousands of organizations-ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers-manage compliance and secure their network infrastructures, data communications and critical information assets. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit https://www.trustwave.com .