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WISeKey QuoVadis and SWITCH extend partnership

WISeKey QuoVadis and SWITCH extend partnership

Zug, Geneva, Switzerland – July 27, 2018 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd (WISeKey) (SIX: WIHN; OTCQX: WIKYY), a leading Swiss cybersecurity and IoT company, announced today that its subsidiary QuoVadis Trustlink Schweiz AG and SWITCH ( have extended their cooperation for TLS/SSL and Secure E-Mail Certificates for another three years.

Successful cooperation since 2010

As an independent partner, SWITCH offers strong know-how around ICT-solutions for customers within and outside the Swiss academic world. SWITCH is an integral part of the Swiss higher education landscape and supports higher education institutions in the implementation of their cybersecurity strategy.

Since 2010, WISeKey QuoVadis has provided TLS/SSL and Secure E-Mail (S/MIME) digital certificates for SWITCH and its customers, contributing to the cybersecurity of the Swiss academic sector.

With TLS/SSL encryption, WISeKey QuoVadis certificates attest to the authenticity of a web page and encrypt data transfer across the Internet. S/MIME certificates are used by individuals to sign, encrypt and authenticate e-mail, making e-mail communication secure and confidential. Users can trust that their digital communication – sometimes with sensitive content – actually takes place with the intended person or company.

Michael Sieber, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at WISeKey QuoVadis, said, “We are proud to continue to be a strong partner for SWITCH for years to come. In our discussions, we discovered that our vision of a highly secure, value-adding digitization of Switzerland is consistent with the ideas of SWITCH. The extension of our partnership is the logical consequence.”

Extension of successful cooperation until 2021

A new agreement extended the partnership for a further three years until 2021 with the option of bilateral renewal. Reto Scagnetti, Country Manager at WISeKey QuoVadis, said, “We are very pleased about the extension of our long-standing and successful partnership with SWITCH. The perfectly coordinated processes enable highly efficient work on both sides.”

Andres Aeschlimann, Team Leader Trust & Identity at SWITCH, said, “Reliability, trust and competence are becoming increasingly important in rapidly developing cyberspace. With WISeKey QuoVadis, we have a locally represented, long-standing and reliable partner, which provides extremely competent support to SWITCH and our academic community in Switzerland. We value the years of experience of the WISeKey QuoVadis professionals and their commitment to delivering impeccable service in our challenging environment.”


WISeKey (SIX: WIHN; OTCQX: WIKYY) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems with a patented process. WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit

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About WISeKey QuoVadis

QuoVadis is the service provider of WISeKey and specializes in cryptographic services (managed PKI services) with digital certificates and electronic signatures. The offer includes SSL / TLS certificates for websites, certificates for authentication, encryption and the creation of digital signatures. Specialized platforms for legal electronic signatures and digital onboarding, software solutions for mass signatures as well as industry-specific offers in the IoT environment and time stamp services complete the range of services. QuoVadis electronic signatures are already used in more than 75 million electronic transactions each year. QuoVadis offices are located in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom and Bermuda.


SWITCH stands for more power, comfort and security in the digital world. In partnership with its stakeholders in and outside the academic world, the Foundation develops and improves holistic ICT solutions in the areas of network, security, identity management and cloud computing. Since the beginning of the Internet SWITCH is also the registry for domain names with the extensions .ch and .li. The Foundation celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017 and employs around 100 people at its headquarters in Zurich.

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