• 2007-11-01

Tokai Tokyo Securities Chooses GlobalSign EV SSL

Tokyo – November 1, 2007 – GMO Hosting & Security digital certificate services consolidated subsidiary, GlobalSign, yesterday issued EV SSL (Extended Validation SSL) server certificates for the Tokai Tokyo Securities Co. Ltd official portal site. GMO Hosting & Security is a GMO Internet Group Company.

Banks, securities companies and other financial institutions have in recent years have increasingly become targets of relentless phishing attacks, and financial agencies are being forced to take stronger prevention measures against cyber crime.
As part of their efforts to improve security Tokai Tokyo Securities decided to upgrade SSL on their official portal site to the high security, trustworthy EV SSL. Tokai Tokyo Securities selected GlobalSign because of the certificate authorityfs global experience and reliability and because they were able to switch over to EV SSL without waiting for their existing SSL certificate to expire.

EV SSL (Extended Validation SSL)
As well as offering rigid verification, the EV SSL server certificate turns the address bar green once a site has been verified in Internet Explorer 7. The access user can see at a glance that a web site is trustworthy without having to open any certificates to check the certification level. In addition the organization that operates the site and the certificate authority are clearly displayed in the address bar making it easy to discern the reliability of a certificate. GlobalSign launched the EV SSL server certificate for better protection against cyber crime on October 1 this year.

Global Sign EV SSL (Extended Validation SSL) Features
The GlobalSign EV SSL offers customization options, free SGC compatibility, free reissues*1 and central management of multiple certificates with the GS Panel, in addition to meeting certificate standards. The GlobalSign EV SSL server certificate sets it apart from other Certificate Authorities. We also offer customers switching from other SSL server certificates (not limited to EV SSL), their existing contract + a one month extension bonus 2*. (Please refer to our web site for details regarding this offer)
*1.Up to one year per issue
*2.Maximum of two years and three months

Outline of Tokai Tokyo Securities
Company Name: Tokai Tokyo Securities
Address: Kyobashi 1-7-1, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO: Tateaki Ishida
Business Description: Securities
Capital: 36 billion YEN
URL: http://www.tokaitokyo.co.jp/

GlobalSign
GlobalSign began providing digital authentication services to Belgium ten years ago when digital authentication companies were first beginning to appear. Customers include a number of Belgian government agencies and the GlobalSign Certificate Authority operates many prestigious government projects such as eID*(BELPIC). We are recognized as the Belgian Government Certificate Authority. GlobalSign became a member of the GMO Internet Group in 2006 and beginning in Japan is expanding sales of government-level security worldwide.
*eID is a citizen ID card. This is the first stage of the e-government project in Belgium. The ID card containing a digital certificate is distributed to all Belgian citizens over the age of 12.

Performance: (cumulative figures)
- Over 100,000 SSL Server Certificates issued
- Over1.4 million digital certificates (for web sites, IC Cards etc. including Digital IDs) issued
- Over 20 million certificates worldwide rely on the public trust provided by the GlobalSign root (including issues by subordinate CAs)
- We supply many major government agencies and major corporations.

Profile
- The first certificate authority in Europe to obtain WebTrust accreditation
- CABF (CA/Browser Forum) member
In Japan GlobalSign (formerly GeoTrust JAPAN) participates as JCAF (Japan Certificate Authority Forum)
- Member of Anti-Phishing Working Group


Media Inquiries
GMO Hosting & Security INC. Corporate Planning Department
E-mail: pr@gmo-hs.com
GMO Internet Inc. Group PR Team
E-mail: pr@gmo.jp

The GMO Internet Group
The GMO Internet Group is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services in Japan. We hold top domestic market shares in domain registration, web hosting and payment processing and we provide a host of other services including e-commerce solutions and Internet advertising to individual and corporate customers. Striving to redefine the industry and foster a vibrant Internet culture, the GMO Internet Group is continuously working to inspire enthusiasm in our customers and put smiles on their faces.

GlobalSign K.K.
Company Name GlobalSign K.K.<http://jp.globalsign.com/>
Address Shibuya Infoss Tower 20-1, 20-1 Sakuragaoakacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Ichiro Chujo
Business Description - Information security and digital authentication
Capital 356,640,000 YEN

GMO Hosting & Security INC.
Company Name GMO Hosting & Security INC.<http://www.gmo-hs.com/eng/>
(TSE Mothers Market Code: 3788)
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Mitsuru Aoyama
Business Description - Web hosting service
- Internet security
Capital 904,650,000 YEN

GMO Internet Inc.
Company Name GMO Internet Inc.<http://www.gmo.jp/en>
(TSE First Section Code: 9449)
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Masatoshi Kumagai
Business Description - Internet Use Support (Infrastructure)
- Internet Advertising Support (Media)
Capital 9,651,750,000 YEN