• 2009-08-07

GlobalSign Enters Partnership with Vietnam's Only Government Licensed Public Certificate Authority

Tokyo - August 7, 2009 - GMO Hosting & Security subsidiary and digital certification service operator, GlobalSign announces that it has formed a business partnership and signed a deal with V-SIGN, the co-operator of the only public Certificate Authority (CA) for government in Vietnam licensed under Vietnamese electronic signature law. GMO Hosting & Security is a GMO Internet Group company.

Currently, Vietnam is working hard to improve e-government. The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has a number of projects underway, and digital certification infrastructure is essential to securing e-government. The VNPT alliance, as the only digital authentication service provider licensed under Vietnamese electronic signature law to operate a public CA is comitted to providing substantial CA operations.

Under the deal between the two companies GlobalSign will provide V-SIGN with Certificate Authority operational support and wide-ranging consultation services. The business agreement between GlobalSign and V-SIGN marks the beginning of a dynamic partnership that will explore CA projects in Vietnam.

GlobalSign has a proven track record of over ten years as a Certificate Authority, and the company is highly regarded for its role in the successful Belgian government eID project, one of only a few deployments worldwide of PKI for government. The new V-SIGN alliance allows GlobalSign to offer Certificate Authority construction and operational support.

V-SIGN (Vietnam Digital Signature Authentication Corporation)

V-SIGN, co-operator of the Certificate Authority providing government use authentication services, in partnership with VDC, a subsidiary of VNPT.. A government licensed public CA, V-SIGN issues certificates that secure tax documents and strengthen the security of government systems.

NCS (NCS Solutions Corporation)

NCS Corporation is a top ICT Solutions and Services Provider. The Vietnam-based corporation is focused on software outsourcing, telecommunications services and e-government services and has. offices in Japan,and America.

VNPT (Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group)

A wholly government owned major corporation whose core operations include post and communications. Affiliated companies provide services in the fields of domestic, international and mobile communications.


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.

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 government agencies, the Belgian government 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 JCAF (Japan Certification Authority Forum)
  • Anti-Phishing Working Group member
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