GlobalSign Announces Google Chrome™ Support for Managed PKI Lite Solution

Tokyo – January 13, 2011 – GMO Hosting & Security subsidiary, and digital certificate specialist GlobalSign leads the industry with its announcement today that hosted in-house Certificate Authority solution for enterprise, Managed PKI Lite has introduced support for Google Chrome. Managed PKI Lite users can now apply for and acquire client certificates through any of the major web browsers Internet Explorer®, Firefox® and Google Chrome.

About Support for Google Chrome

Service users rely on their web browsers to apply for and acquire digital certificates, and until now GlobalSign has supported the widely used Internet Explorer and Firefox for these purposes. However, recognizing rapid growth in the use of Google's Chrome browser, GlobalSign has now enabled its use by Managed PKI Lite customers for client certificate application and acquisition. Technical support managers can expect less time taken up with browser compatibility inquiries as more users are able to apply for certificates in their everyday web browser.

About Managed PKI Lite

In order to protect against risks such as the leakage of private customer information, enterprises today use high security client certificates to secure access to information systems. Client certificates enable access authentication, as well as digital signing and encryption of mail. Managed PKI Lite is a low cost hosted in-house certificate authority solution that enables client certificate issue and management without requiring any technical knowledge. Available for as few as 10 licenses, Managed PKI Lite is ideal for SMEs.

*Compatible browser versions: Google Chrome 7.x and above, Internet Explorer 6.x and above, Firefox 2.x and above
*Client Certificate: A type of digital ID like an SSL certificate. While an SSL certificate verifies the identifying information on a web server, client certificates verify the identity of the client (computer or individual). Can be used in digital signatures, encryption, and certification.

Google Chrome

Launched in December 2008, first on the Windows Platform, and later in 2010 for Mac and Linux, Google Chrome now holds the third largest share of the global web browser market behind Internet Explorer and Firefox. (Source NetApplications 12/2010).


The GlobalSign Certificate Authority has been providing digital authentication services to Belgium since the industry first emerged more than ten years ago. 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.
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About GMO Internet Group

GMO Internet Group is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. The group is the top provider of domain registration, web hosting, ecommerce, and payment processing solutions in Japan and operates a host of other Internet services including global online security services, search engine marketing and online securities trading. At the center of the group is GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

GlobalSign K.K.
Company Name GlobalSign K.K.
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.
(TSE Mothers Market: 3788)
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Mitsuru Aoyama
Business Description – Web hosting
– Internet security
Capital 908.32 million yen (9/2010)
GMO Internet Inc.
Company Name GMO Internet Inc.
(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
– Internet Securities
Capital 1.27 billion yen

*Google Chrome is a trademark of Google Inc.
*Internet Explorer is a registered trademark of Microsoft, Inc. in the US and other countries.
*Firefox is a registered trademark of Mozilla Foundation in the US and other countries.

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