• 2007-11-27

GlobalSign to Provide SSL Server Certificates for NTT DoCoMo Cell Phones

Tokyo - November 27, 2007 - GMO Hosting & Security consolidated subsidiary and digital certificate services company, GlobalSign, now offers SSL server certificates compatible with NTT DoCoMo cell phones. GMO Hosting & Security is a GMO Internet Group company.

SSL secured communication is essential when net shopping or net banking from a cell phone for sending credit card numbers and other personal information through a web site. The SSL server certificate required for SSL communication shows that the cell phone carrier recognizes the Certificate Authority that issued the certificate is reliable. This allows users for the first time to identify reliable server certificates in their cell phone web browsers through a root certificate in their cell phone.
NTT DoCoMo has approved SSL server certificate service provider GlobalSign, and root certificates will be installed on NTT DoCoMo cell phones. This makes SSL secured communication possible on NTT DoCoMo cell phones using GlobalSign SSL server certificates.

GlobalSign provides root certificates for a wide range of platforms beyond the personal computer, including mobile devices.

Related Links (all links are to Japanese language sites unless otherwise indicated)
Please refer to our web site for details regarding compatible models: htttp://globalsign.co.jp/

Compatible Models
2007 Fall/Winter models* onward
905i onward in the 900 Series
Some models in the 700 Series (705i onwards) will be compatible at a later date
*Please refer to the NTT DoCoMo web site for details regarding the release dates of 2007 Fall/Winter models

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*: 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 905,000,000 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

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