• 2010-02-10

GlobalSign to Develop Oceania, India and South-East Asia Markets with Establishment of Singapore Subsidiary

Tokyo - February 10, 2010 - GMO Hosting & Security group member and digital certification services provider, GlobalSign today announces that it will establish a subsidiary in Singapore.GMO Hosting and Security is a GMO Internet Group company.

Until now GlobalSign has serviced the Asia Pacific market directly from its Japan office. GlobalSign expects to see significant growth in the Oceania, India, and South East Asia markets and for this reason has decided to establish GMO GlobalSign Pte. Ltd. in the Republic of Singapore. With subsidiaries already in England and the United States, the new Singapore office will allow GlobalSign to achieve seamless service delivery across English speaking countries as well as reduce operational costs.

Singapore Subsidiary: Overview
Company Name GMO GlobalSign Pte.Ltd.
Date of Establishment End of February 2010
Address Republic of Singapore
CEO Ichiro Chujo (current CEO of GlobalSign K.K.)
Capital 500,000 Singapore dollars
No. of Shares 500,000
Fiscal Year End December
Business Description Digital authentication services
Major Shareholders GlobalSign K.K. 100%

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

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 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 907.80 million yen (9/2009)
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