OVH Commits to Let’s Encrypt to Provide Free SSL Certificates

Roubaix, 22 December, 2015

OVH Commits to Let’s Encrypt to Provide Free SSL Certificates

European leader of Digital as a Service, OVH becomes a Platinum sponsor of Let’s Encrypt, the certification authority of the Internet Research Group. By partnering with this open source initiative, OVH affirms its commitment to an even more secure Internet.

According to OVH CTO and Founder, Octave Klaba, “OVH is delighted to become a Platinum sponsor. With Let’s Encrypt, OVH will be able to set a new standard for security by offering end-to-end encrypted communications by default to all its communities.”

In Public Beta since December 3, the Let’s Encrypt project provides free SSL/TSL (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security) certificates that are recognised by nearly all browsers, in a simple and automated manner using an open source client.
Formalised on December 21, this collaboration permits OVH to join Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, and the EFF, in the ranks of Let’s Encrypt Platinum sponsors.

As announced by Let’s Encrypt on its website, “The Web is an increasingly integral part of our daily lives, and encryption by default is critical in order to provide the degree of security and privacy that people expect. Let’s Encrypt’s mission is to encrypt the Web and our sponsors. OVH’s sponsorship will help us to pay for staff and other operation costs in 2016.”

About OVH group

Founded in 1999, the OVH Group innovates at the heart of the Internet, data centers (200,000 physical servers) and network (4,500 Gbps). As a result, today it is a major player in the European cloud market. Through its brands, OVH.com, So you start, RunAbove, and hubiC, the OVH Group offers tools and solutions that are simple yet powerful, revolutionising the way its 930,0000 worldwide customers work. Its credo is technology must serve business. Respect for the individual, freedom, and equal opportunity to access new technologies have always been and will be strong commitments of the company.