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QuoVadis and Jisc offer improved digital certification service for education and research
6 Mar 2015

Education and research institutions in the UK will be able to access improved digital certification thanks to a new agreement between QuoVadis Online Security Limited and digital solutions charity Jisc, which provides the Janet network.

QuoVadis will provide a variety of digital certificate types via the Janet certificate service, a centralised purchasing service for institutions that allows them to manage all of their online certification needs in one place. QuoVadis’ offer includes Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates for web encryption as well as certificates for authentication, secure email, and digital signatures.

New features of the service include:

  • Streamlined process allowing institutions to obtain certificates within minutes rather than days 
  • Reduced number of touchpoints for the customer 
  • Use of high assurance extended validation certificates as standard at no extra cost 
  • Improved terms and conditions.

“QuoVadis is pleased to support Jisc and its community across the UK,” said Simon Knight, QuoVadis UK managing director. “QuoVadis has significant experience serving similar research and education communities in Europe and Oceania, and will leverage our international expertise in certificate authority operations to provide UK-based service and support to Jisc and its customers.”

Tim Kidd, executive director, Jisc technologies said: “Cyber security is high on the agenda in this digital age, so being able to provide high assurance certification – and ensuring that these certificates can be purchased quickly, seamlessly, and without huge costs – is paramount. The new QuoVadis service will streamline the process of obtaining certificates, saving institutions time and money, and increase the use of extended validation certificates at no extra cost.”

Founded in 1999, QuoVadis is a commercial certificate authority with operations in the UK, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Bermuda. In addition to being a leading provider of SSL/TLS certificates for the web, QuoVadis is a Qualified Certification Service Provider for legally-valid digital signatures in the EU, and is accredited by the EUGridPMA, which coordinates the trust fabric for e-Infrastructure for research in Europe, the Middle-East, and Africa.

For more information or to apply visit the certificate service webpage.

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About Jisc:

Jisc offers digital services and solutions for UK education and research. The charity does this to achieve its vision for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.

Working together across the higher education, further education and skills sectors, Jisc provides trusted advice and support, reduces sector costs across shared network, digital content, IT services and procurement negotiations, ensuring the sector stays ahead of the game with research and development for the future.

Find out more at www.jisc.ac.uk or contact the press team on press@jisc.ac.uk