Cygnacom Solutions was founded in 1994 to provide professional information security services and cryptographic solutions to government and business clients. Cygnacom specialized in emerging Public Key Infrastructure technologies, and designing and implementing some of the first PKI solutions for US government and commercial customers. By 1999, Cygnacom had partnered with Entrust, Inc. to provide professional services to support US Federal, State, and US-based commercial PKI customers.
The Cygnacom facilities were also among the first to be accredited by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program for information technology security testing against the federal cryptographic criteria (Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408).
In March 2000, Entrust, Inc. acquired Cygnacom Solutions as a wholly owned subsidiary. Cygnacom continued to support the Entrust and Cygnacom customer base with PKI, authentication, mobile and derived credentials, and cloud-based services. Cygnacom built and operates the first data center for the Entrust Managed Service, providing certificates and PIV cards for the US Access Program, as well as cloud-based PKI, card issuance and authentication services.
In June 2006, Entrust acquired Orion Security Solutions to add additional capabilities to the Cygnacom team, expanding support capabilities for the US Defense and Intelligence communities.
In 2014, Entrust was acquired by Datacard, Inc. The parent company now operates as Entrust Datacard and Cygnacom continues to support its team, US Federal customers, and commercial customers with state-of-the-art information and cryptographic solutions in the challenging world of the 21st century.