• 2008-10-10

GlobalSign Receives Third Consecutive Japan Technology Fast 50 Award

Tokyo – October 10, 2008 – GMO Hosting & Security consolidated subsidiary and digital authentication service provider, GlobalSign has received an award in the sixth Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Japan Technology Fast 50. The awards, announced by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Japan, rank the fastest growing companies in the technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) sector. This year marks the third consecutive year that GlobalSign has been recognized in these awards*. Twenty-eight companies have received awards in multiple consecutive years; of those only ten have received awards in three consecutive years making GlobalSign is one of the few selected companies to have achieved continued growth.

Part of a Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT) program operating in 20 countries and three regions, the awards represent a benchmark for growth and success in the technology sector. Fifty listed and unlisted companies are selected based on percentage revenue growth in their last three fiscal terms.
Having received this award, GlobalSign is now automatically nominated for the regional rankings, the seventh Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific to be announced in December.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved, we appreciate your encouragement and support as we look forward to continued growth.
GMO Hosting & Security is part of the GMO Internet Group.
*In 2006 the company received the award under its former name GeoTrust JAPAN

Japan Technology Fast 50
The Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Japan Technology Fast 50 ranks the 50 fastest growing companies in Japanfs TMT sector. Companies in the software, content, Internet, computer (including peripherals), life sciences, communications, and semi-conductor (including parts and electronics) fields are ranked according to percentage revenue growth in their last three fiscal years.
* Based on percentage revenue growth between 2006 and 2008 for companies that close the fiscal year between January and March, and percentage revenue growth between 2005 and 2007 for other companies.

Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific
DTT ranks the 500 fastest growing TMT companies, in three regions worldwide. The program was launched in North America in 1995 followed by Europe and the Asia Pacific region in 2002. Last year 63 companies from Japan received Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific awards. Eight Japanese companies were represented at the Hong Kong award ceremony attended by over 260 executives from throughout the Asia Pacific Region.
Further details regarding the Fast 50 and Fast 500 programs are available at: http://www.fast50.tohmatsu.co.jp.

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Japan
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Japan, a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (a Swiss association), is one of the leading accounting firms in Japan. Its services include audits, management consultancy, IPO support, and financial advisory services. The firm is made up of around 3,700 specialists including around 3,000 accountants and junior accountants in approximately 40 cities throughout Japan. Clients include large scale multi-national organizations and major Japanese corporations.

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 is expanding sales of government-level security Japan and 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

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

Media Inquiries
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About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group, headquartered in Japan, is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. The group holds top domestic market share in domain registration, web hosting, and payment processing and provides a host of other Internet services including global online security services, e-commerce solutions, and Internet advertising to both businesses and individuals. At the centre of the group is GMO Internet, Inc. a company listed on the prestigious first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE: 9449).

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 906,050,000 YEN (12/2007)

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 1,276,830,000 YEN