On March 16, 2011, Virginia Tech established a new digital certificate service to  issue  Virginia Tech Global Servercertificates at no cost to Virginia Tech users. With a contract with Global Sign in place, these new certificates benefit from automatic trust by most popular Web browsers and applications. This relationship provides a major step forward in maintaining website security by providing a trusted digital certificate without the expense of purchasing a commercial digital certificate for each website needing one.

For more information, see www.pki.vt.edu.