At TrustFactory we believe that PKI can be made simple and cost effective so you can reap the benefits of top-notch security when communicating and transacting on-line. With digital migration and the benefits gained through paperless workflows and environments, it makes sense to leverage PKI to secure your online future.

Our Journey Thus Far


South African ECT Act of 2002 signed by former President Thabo Mbeki into law using the TrustFactory electronic signature technology

TrustFactory PKI v1.0 is released for on-premise


TrustFactory PKI used in South Africa’s first TrustCenter with both Root and Issuing Certificate Authorities (CAs)


TrustFactory secures pension payouts using biometric-enabled PKI smartcards

Government TrustCenter uses TrustFactory PKI to secure government services


TrustFactory PKI v2.0 is released for on-premise


TrustFactory Face-to-face (F2F) application ECT Act Advanced Electronic Signature (AES)


TrustFactory secures voice-over-IP (VoIP) and text messaging


TrustFactory(Pty)Ltd is established to provide public CAs for secure email, document signing and website security


TrustFactory CA Operations achieves WebTrust BR SSL and CA certifications for its root and issuing CAs

TrustFactory is the first BR SSL certified root and issuing CA on the African continent


TrustFactory SSL and Client Root CAs embedded in Microsoft Root Certificate Store

TrustFactory Client Root and Issuing CAs added to Adobe Approved Trust List (AATL)


TrustFactory and CumuloKey partner to provide Trust Service Provider (TSP) Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)


TrustFactory PersonalPass Premium accredited by the South African Accreditation Authority (SAAA) as an Advanced Electronic Signature (AES) as stipulated in the South African Electronic Communications and Transactions (ECT) Act No 25 of 2002 and the Accreditation Regulations.


TrustFactory PKI v3.1 is released for on-premise.

TrustFactory offers OrganizationPass certificates for electronic signature software platforms and bulk signing applications.


TrustFactory, in partnership with Apposite, make Advanced Electronic Signatures (AES) available through DocuSign platform.

What the Future Holds

We aim to democratize access to trust services (certificate and subscriber key management) for all to benefit by providing a Trusted Service Provider (TSP) software as a service (SaaS) that is both cost effective and easy to use.

We encourage independent software vendors (ISVs) and developers to integrate their products and solutions to our trust services.

We urge you to join us on this exciting journey today.