GlobalSign Blog

21 Feb 2017

GlobalSign Able to Issue Thousands of Certificates Per Second

It started in late 2014 in our Kent UK office with the belief that PKI could be done better. Three months later our first PoC had issued a hundred million certificates at rates of a few tens per second. By the end of 2015 we reached a billion at rates of a few hundred per second with dual datacenter fail-over. In December 2016 we had several billion issued certificates at rates of thousands per second with multiple datacenter fail-over options provided by our horizontally scalable architecture.

We have reached a turning point where manufactures and integrators of SCADA systems, smart home appliances and consumer electronics, network core and customer premises equipment can easily create unique identities for their devices and mesh them into a trusted communication model. PKI has traditionally had a steep learning curve that has slowed down its adoption. Our high volume platform effectively commoditizes identity and security between devices by setting the bar of admission much lower in terms of both ease of use and service responsiveness.

These qualities have received much praise from early adopters of our system. One of them is Beame.io, who have built an incredible mobile end to end encryption service tailored for end users.

We are not only extremely proud of the world record breaking performance we have achieved, but also the innovation, engineering discipline and technical acumen this endeavor has added to the company. I would like to personally thank everyone at GlobalSign involved, with a special mention going to our extraordinarily talented engineering group in London, that has grown along with the project into the best team anyone could ever wish for.

If you would like to be part of it, do give us a shout! We are always looking for more talented engineers who share our passion for technical excellence!

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