Let’s Encrypt Free Certificates’ Success Challenges SSL/TLS Industry

“We launched with the capacity to support issuance rates on the very high end,” Josh Aas, Internet Security Research Group executive director, told eWEEK. “One million certificates in three months seemed within the realm of possibility, but it also seemed possible that it would take us most of 2016. We are very happy that the former was the case.” 

While Let’s Encrypt has enjoyed early success, the effort has raised some questions about security and authenticity. Kevin Bocek, vice president of security strategy and threat intelligence at cyber-security company Venafi, commented that Let’s Encrypt is all about making turning on encryption easy.

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