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Former GeoTrust Management Team to Launch New Venture in the SSL Market
June 15, 2011, Marlboro, MA and Portland, OR - - AffirmTrust (www.affirmtrust.com), an SSL certificate authority announces their entry into the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) market. The AffirmTrust management team is the co-founding team of industry-leading SSL certificate provider GeoTrust, which was acquired by VeriSign in 2006 for $125 Million. The company’s Chairman also led the spinout of ChosenSecurity, Inc. from GeoTrust, which was ultimately acquired by Symantec.
As AffirmTrust’s management team has a successful history of bringing innovation to the SSL market, they have self-funded the company in order fulfill a major market opportunity. The company is dedicated to providing consumers with a safer web experience and businesses with better validation capabilities to make it easier to acquire and deploy certificates to protect transactions on the Web.
“We are excited to be jumping back into the Internet security market in our launch of AffirmTrust,” said Neal Creighton, Executive Chairman, AffirmTrust. “Our approach to bringing a successful company to market is predicated on our ability fund the organization ourselves, handpicking the personnel and partners we trust to work with. Our experience bringing GeoTrust to market and subsequently to an acquisition by VeriSign gives us the ability to start AffirmTrust knowing exactly how to succeed again. We are excited to have control over our own destiny and do not plan to seek venture financing. We greatly appreciate the strategic assistance from Vesbridge Venture Capital at GeoTrust, yet we feel that we are now in a position to create an attractive company through self financing.”
The AffirmTrust management team consists of:
• Neal Creighton, Executive Chairman and former GeoTrust & ChosenSecurity President & CEO
• Chris Bailey, President, CEO and former GeoTrust CTO
• Kirk Hall, Chief Operating Officer and former GeoTrust VP of Operations
• Kefeng Chen, Chief Technology Officer and former GeoTrust Principal Engineer
AffirmTrust’s offices are located in Marlboro, MA, with an office in Portland, OR, and the company is currently hiring for positions across all departments, including engineering, development, sales and marketing. Over the next few months, the company will bring its AffirmSecure Internet security product to market.
“Having done business with the AffirmTrust team in the past, I know that they are well positioned to make a significant impact in the SSL certificate market,” said Stephen Lynch Vice President, Lynch2. “AffirmTrust has a distinctly unique business model that is bolstered by the company’s GeoTrust roots. We look forward to the release of their AffirmSecure SSL product and plan to implement the solution for our customers when it becomes available.”
About AffirmTrust: AffirmTrust is the most affordable provider of SSL certificates in the world. With the team’s GeoTrust heritage, AffirmTrust’s knowledge within the SSL market is unparalleled in the industry. AffirmTrust is a certificate authority dedicated to providing the best SSL certificate solutions at the lowest prices possible. As AffirmTrust continues through its organizational launch, the company will introduce many different SSL certificate types and services.
For more information, please visit www.affirmtrust.com.
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