HID strengthens PKI offering with acquisition of ZeroSSL


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HID has announced the acquisition of ZeroSSL, an SSL certificate provider based in Austria.

The acquisition will not only augment HID’s capabilities in providing protected communications to and from websites but also strengthen its reputation as a leading provider of trusted PKI solutions.

“Safeguarding digital transactions”

Martin Ladstaetter, Senior VP and Managing Director for IAMS, HID expressed: “This acquisition marks another step in expanding our PKI and IoT business.

“Bringing ZeroSSL’s established expertise and strong brand into the HID portfolio reinforces our commitment to safeguarding digital transactions while expanding our suite of offerings.”

SSL certificates create an encrypted connection between a web server and a browser, safeguarding data privacy.

Issuing more than 500,000 monthly certificates to more than 2.4 million user accounts globally, ZeroSSL’s robust offerings include an automated e-commerce platform for SSL certificates and integration services for lifecycle management of those certificates.

Provide stronger authentication

Without such automation, website operators and owners must manually manage the SSL certificate, thereby risking outages due to human errors and ensuing cybersecurity risks.

Björn Lidefelt, EVP and Head, HID added: “We welcome ZeroSSL to the HID family and are excited to leverage their platform and technology to enhance the customer experience.

“I look forward to further developing our PKI/IoT solutions as a growth driver for HID.”

Moving forward, ZeroSSL’s offerings will be integrated into HID’s PKI and IoT Business Unit, allowing HID to be better positioned to provide even stronger authentication, better encryption services and more comprehensive validation procedures for organisations engaging in large-scale online transactions.


HID provides trusted identity solutions that enable safe transactions, productive work and unrestricted travel, connecting people and things globally through convenient physical and digital access.

With millions of users and billions of connected devices, HID collaborates with a wide range of industries and operates internationally with over 4,500 employees.


Founded in 2020, ZeroSSL is a leading provider of digital security solutions, offering a simplified process for acquiring SSL certificates through an automated e-commerce suite.

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