• 2008-11-14

GlobalSign Expands SSL Certificate Intranet Option

Tokyo – November 14, 2008 – GMO Hosting & Security consolidated subsidiary and digital certificate service provider, GlobalSign K.K. announces new capabilities for its SSL certificate Intranet Option. As of next Monday (November 17) SSL certificate reissues will be made available when customers add or remove Intranet names. GMO Hosting & Security is a GMO Internet Group company.

Intranet Option enables SSL encrypted communication for intranet environments such as an organizationfs internal network. Local namespaces and Windows computer names used in an intranet can be specified within an SSL certificate ensuring it can be used across the common name (FQDN) and local names.

For example an SSL certificate issued for the common name www.globalsign.com may have server01 set as a local network computer name.

At GlobalSign we have increased the number of Intranet names that can be registered and continued to upgrade our Intranet Option. The latest new feature allows for flexible reconfiguration of networks by allowing the certificate reissues when an Intranet name is added or removed. This represents a major shift from existing Certificate Authority services that offer certificates issued once and valid for a specific term, to a revolutionary service that allows options to be added or removed and new certificates to be issued anytime. Customers save on certificate repurchases for only the cost of the option.
This latest enhancement is a direct response to the many requests we have received from customers since the launch of the Intranet Option service and is testimony to the advances GlobalSign has made following its transformation from distributor to a service provider operating its own Certificate Authority. GlobalSign strives to continue drawing on its strength as a Certificate Authority to develop leading edge services.

*Certificate reissues after adding or removing names are available for Organization SSL and EV SSL. Reissues are not available for Quick Authentication SSL.
* Additional charges apply for each additional name registered. Length of validity depends on principal certificate. Please visit our web site for more information on validity and prices. http://jp.globalsign.com/service/ssl/option/intranet.html (Japanese only)

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
GMO Hosting and Security Inc. Corporate Planning Department
GMO Internet Inc. Group PR Team

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