Sectigo is expanding its sales reach and support to thousands of additional organizations.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

December 4, 2020

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The latest Sectigo acquisitions are two partners that will expand its sales reach in Europe and Latin America.

The Sectigo acquisitions are:

  • SSL247, the biggest secure sockets layer (SSL) certificate and web security provider in the United Kingdom and France.

  • Xolphin, the largest provider of SSL certificates and digital signatures in the Netherlands.

Sectigo is expanding its sales reach, as well as support, for its automated cybersecurity solutions, to thousands of additional organizations.

Comodo CA rebranded to Sectigo in 2018.

Strengthening Sectigo’s Global Channel Market


Sectigo’s Michael Fowler

Michael Fowler is president of channels and partners at Sectigo.

“The acquisitions of SSL247 and Xolphin strengthen the global channel market,” he said. “We can now provide additional support, validation, sales and product expertise localized in time zones across the globe, and expand the number of languages spoken to support end customers in their native language.”

In addition, Sectigo partners now have access to the company’s full product portfolio from local providers, Fowler said. That includes SSL certificates, certificate management and the Sectigo Web Security platform.

The acquisitions accelerate Sectigo’s growth trajectory globally following the company’s recent recapitalization by private investment firm GI Partners.

“With an increased sales and onboarding team, Sectigo is now able to provide additional support to help existing and prospective partners get to market more quickly and efficiently to increase the scope of their product portfolio, resulting in additional revenue streams,” Fowler said.

SSL247 and Xolphin

SSL247 is a long-time Sectigo channel partner. It has nearly two decades of experience selling and supporting SSL certificates and other security solutions. And it has customers across 18 countries in Europe and Latin America.

“Joining the global Sectigo organization will enable our team to offer a broader set of resources and solutions to our more than 10,000 satisfied clients, spanning micro businesses to large enterprises,” said Benjamin Tack, commercial director at SSL247.

Xolphin has issued more than 1 million certificates to more than 50,000 customers in Europe. It has an active network of global resellers.

“By combining our expertise and resources with Sectigo’s industry leadership, we are well-positioned to strengthen and expand our digital identity and web security offerings,” said Maarten Bremer, Xolphin’s CTO and owner.

SSL247 and Xolphin will maintain their brands as Sectigo subsidiaries.

Sectigo has made four acquisitions over the past three years. In 2019, it acquired Icon Labs, a security solutions provider for embedded OEMs and IoT device manufacturers. And in 2018, it acquired Codeguard, a provider of website maintenance, backup and disaster recovery.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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