• 2012-02-23

GlobalSign Awarded Best SSL Product Line Strategy by Frost & Sullivan

Boston, MA; London, UK;  – February 23, 2012 – GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Certificate security, today announced it has been awarded the 2011 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy in the SSL Certificate market.  Innovative product range, market growth, and attention to customer needs all contributed to differentiating GlobalSign from other competing Certificate Authorities in the market.
 “GlobalSign leverages its 15 years of experience in the SSL Certificate market to make the lifecycle process of an SSL Certificate easier to manage, said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Richard Martinez. “GlobalSign’s ability to understand the need of hosting providers and enterprises of all sizes from small and medium size enterprises to large enterprises, has positioned it for significant success in today’s SSL Certificate market.”
“We are extremely honored to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan,” said Steve Waite, Chief Executive Officer, GlobalSign. “We pride ourselves on our innovative, customer-focused approach to product development and are glad to see it hasn’t gone unnoticed in an ever-more competitive SSL market.  
Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that demonstrates the most insight into the needs and product demands of its customers. The recipient company has optimized its product line by leveraging products with the various price, performance, and feature points required by one or more market segments.

Breadth of Product Line
GlobalSign’s range of SSL Certificates allows GlobalSign to cater to the entire SSL market, from the smallest organizations to large Enterprises and hosting companies.
GlobalSign has recently expanded their service offering to include such innovations as OneClickSSL, which fully automates the SSL provisioning process, CloudSSL, which allows organizations to use a Certificate across virtualized environments without the restriction of having to purchase additional licenses, and Managed SSL v2, which offers a user-friendly, highly scalable means of managing multiple SSL Certificates.

Impact on Customer Value
The needs of the customers are always at the forefront during the GlobalSign product development process and existing services are frequently updated to ensure maximum security, flexibility, and ease of use. Features such as unlimited server licenses, inclusion of both `www’ and `non-www’ on the same Certificate and the option to include up to forty different sub domains on multi-domain Certificates ensure customers get the most value from each purchase. 
GlobalSign’s new SSL automation technology, OneClickSSL, takes customer value to the next level, making SSL provisioning a value-add service for hosting companies. Eliminating customer errors and support overheads increases SSL profit margins and allows the organization to focus on their core business.

Market Growth
Thanks to innovative products and adaption to customer needs, GlobalSign is currently ranked fifth in number of SSL Certificates issued and sixth in SSL Certificate sales worldwide, reflecting a significant 35% growth from 2010 to 2011. With efforts now more focused on large enterprises, GlobalSign has gained significant traction among Fortune 1000 and Fortune 500 customers and this trend is set to continue going forward throughout 2012.
For more information about GlobalSign’s innovative product range, please visit http://www.globalsign.com
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About GMO GlobalSign
Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public certificate authority, GlobalSign offers publicly trusted SSL Certificates, EV SSL, Managed SSL Services, S/MIME email security and Code Signing for use on all platforms including mobile devices. Its Trusted Root solution uses the widely embedded GlobalSign Root CA certificates to provide immediate PKI trust for Microsoft Certificate Services and internal PKI, eliminating the costs of using untrusted Root Certificates. Its partnership with Adobe to provide Certified Document Services (CDS) enables secure digitally signed PDF documents, certified transcripts and e-invoices. These core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of authenticated customers to conduct secure online transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online identities for secure email and access control. The company has a history of innovation within the online security industry and has offices in the US, UK, Belgium, Japan, and China.
About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is one of the most comprehensive providers of industry-leading Internet services worldwide. As well as domain registration, web hosting, ecommerce, and payment processing businesses that each hold the top share in their respective markets in Japan, services operated by the group include Internet advertising, search engine marketing and research. Global online security brand GlobalSign and major Japanese online securities brokerage, GMO CLICK Securities are also group members. In 2011 a new Social Media & Smartphone Platform segment was established bringing together group initiatives in social apps development, flash marketing and Android apps distribution. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
For further details please contact:
Steve Waite
+603-570-7060 / 1-877-775-4562
GlobalSign K.K.
Company Name GlobalSign K.K. http://jp.globalsign.com/
Location 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
Company Name GMO CLOUD K.K.  http://ir.gmocloud.com/english/
(TSE Mothers Market: 3788)
Location Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Mitsuru Aoyama
Business Description - Web hosting
- Internet security
Capital 910.07 million yen
GMO Internet Inc.
Company Name GMO Internet Inc. http://www.gmo.jp/en
(TSE First Section Code: 9449)
Location Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Masatoshi Kumagai
Business Description
- Web Infrastructure & E-commerce
- Internet Media
- Internet Securities
Capital 2 billion yen