Let’s Encrypt is Officially Out of Beta

Josh Aas, ISRG Executive Director writes in the release announcement:

Let’s Encrypt is leaving beta today. We’re also excited to announce that founding sponsors Cisco and Akamai have renewed their Platinum sponsorships with 3-year commitments, Gemalto is joining as our newest Gold sponsor, and HP Enterprise, Fastly, Duda and ReliableSite.net are our newest Silver sponsors.

Since our beta began in September 2015 we’ve issued more than 1.7 million certificates for more than 3.8 million websites. We’ve gained tremendous operational experience and confidence in our systems. The beta label is simply not necessary any more.

I am super excited to see this amazing technology reach a state of maturity. I am proud and grateful that this blog is encrypted using Let’s Encrypt.

Lets Encrypt Cert

In my opinion this is the most important piece of software to be released in the last few years. It makes the internet a better place for everyone, lowers the barrier for entry for TLS, and leaves you no excuse not to encrypt your website.

If you made it this far, you should probably follow me on twitter. 🙂

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