Cyber Security

Sectigo® and Maxtec to Deliver Digital Trust to African Businesses

Sectigo®, a global leader in automated Certificate Lifecycle Management (CLM), and digital certificates and Maxtec, distributors of market leading cybersecurity technologies, have announced a partnership to deliver African organizations best-in-class identity management.

African businesses face numerous cybersecurity challenges. With the increasing volume of attacks actively exploiting vulnerabilities associated with digital identities, the need for digital trust has never been greater. In addition, the trend towards shorter certificate lifespans, is an extremely important and costly issue for IT teams. In February 2023, Google announced in its “Moving Forward, Together” roadmap the intention to reduce the maximum possible validity for public TLS certificates from 398 days to 90 days.

The new era of short-lived certificates means vastly more certificates will be required by African organizations to retain digital trust. For organizations without a robust certificate management solution, the move to 90-day maximum validity will cause severe certificate management issues and increase the risk of outages and data breaches.

“Maxtec is thrilled to partner with Sectigo as a distributor of their industry leading web security solutions. This partnership enables us to offer Sectigo’s certificate lifecycle management platform, to enhance web security, increase brand trust and elevate compliance,” said Praven Pillay, Managing Director of Maxtec.

The partnership strengthens an existing collaboration, in which Maxtec has provided its best-in-class solutions, support services, and managed services alongside Sectigo’s automated, CA agnostic certificate lifecycle management platform, Sectigo Certificate Manager.
“We are excited to have struck this partnership with Maxtec. This partnership demonstrates our joint commitment to deliver best-in-class certificate management technology to African organizations,” said Ottavio Camponeschi – Vice President EMEA of Sectigo. “This solution will deliver immediate benefits for companies by delivering an automated approach to certificate lifecycle management, providing greater efficiency and effectiveness of their security resources.”

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