• 2009-09-15

GlobalSign to Enter Capital Partnership with Vietnam's only Public Certificate Authority for Government, V-SIGN

Tokyo - September 15, 2009 - GMO Hosting & Security subsidiary and digital certification services provider, GlobalSign today announces that it has entered into an agreement to make a capital investment in V-SIGN, a VNPT alliance member and 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.

On August 4 this year, GlobalSign previously announced the formation of a business partnership and consultancy deal with V-SIGN. The two parties are set to further solidify this partnership through the investment by GlobalSign in V-SIGN providing GlobalSign with a significant foothold in the Vietnamese market and V-SIGN with the backing of one of the leading public CAs worldwide, GlobalSign.

Outline of the Capital Partnership

Under the agreement GlobalSign K.K. will acquire 87,000 shares of V-SIGN in a private placement (total paid-in amount 870 million VND, approximately 4.5 million yen, investment ratio 5%).

Company Outline: V-SIGN: Vietnam Digital Signature Authentication Corporation

Established in a partnership between VPNT subsidiary VDC and NCS, V-SIGN is a CA co-operator providing government use authentication services. A government licensed public CA, V-SIGN issues certificates that secure tax documents and strengthen the security of government systems.

Company Name V-SIGN: Vietnam Digital Signature Authentication Corporation
Address No. 5 535 Alley Kim Ma street, Ngoc Khanh ward, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi city
CEO Vu Xuan Bacj
Business Description ● Digital signing
● Authentication business
Capital 16.5 billion VND
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.

VNPT Alliance

A broad reaching alliance at the core of which is VNPT Group. Comprises VNPT group consolidated and affiliated companies and other companies.

VDC: Vietnam Data Communication

A VNPT subsidiary in the ISP market.

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.


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
Media Inquiries

GMO Hosting and Security Inc. Corporate Planning Department
E-mail: pr@gmo-hs.com

GMO Internet
E-mail: pr@gmo.jp

GlobalSign K.K.
Company Name GlobalSign K.K. http://jp.globalsign.com/
Address Shibuya Infoss Tower, 20-1 Sakuragaokacho, 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://gmo-hs.com/eng/
(TSE Mothers Market: 3788)
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Mitsuru Aoyama
Business Description - Web hosting
- Internet security
Capital 907 million yen (12/2008)
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 - Web Infrastructure & E-commerce
- Internet Media
Capital 1.27 billion yen