GlobalSign Launches Digital Certificate for Distribution Business Messaging

Tokyo – August 1, 2008 – GMO Hosting & Security consolidated subsidiary and digital certificate service provider, GlobalSign announces the launch today of a digital certificate compliant with distribution BMS (Business Message Standards), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Distribution System Standardization Project specifications. GMO Hosting & Security is a GMO Internet Group company.

The new GlobalSign products SSL Server Certificate for EDI and Client Certification for EDI are special distribution BMS digital certificates that meet the standards set out in the Distribution Industry Common Certificate Authority Certificate Policy.
Distribution BMS is now being actively introduced in the manufacturing industry as well as by major supermarkets and wholesalers. In future it is also expected to be widely used by department stores and drug store chains.
Distribution BMS replaces the former closed EDI*1 with an open Internet environment. In this new environment digital certificates have become essential to transaction security. It is imperative that businesses can carry out trusted transactions as distribution BMS becomes more widely used.
Experienced certificate authority GlobalSign will offer the distribution BMS products, SSL Server Certificate for EDI and Client Certificate for EDI. The two digital certificates can be used by businesses of all sizes. Customers can select one to three year validity and add optional features (wild cards, Intranet, validity customization).
*1 EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is a system used for the interchange between businesses of data such as orders, quotations, and other commercial transactions.

Distribution Business Message Standards (Distribution BMS)
Distribution Business Message Standards are EDI standard specifications that have been formulated to standardize messaging (digital transactions), communication protocols, and security throughout the distribution industry. The new standards resolve many of the issues faced by users of existing EDI through;
1. Use of high speed, low cost Internet
2. Industry wide standardization of data items enabling all transactions between distribution companies to be carried out using common EDI messaging.
3. The replacement of invoicing and other paperwork with EDI for reduced administration and related costs.
Distribution BMS offers many merits including easy implementation and improved productivity.

Distribution BMS uses the Internet to communicate through protocols including ebMS*2, AS2*3, and JX*4, so security measures that were not previously required have now become essential. The usage of digital certificates is now imperative for access regulation, encryption, authentication, and prevention of tampering. Standards have also been developed for digital certificates and the Distribution Systems Research Institute manages compliance.

*2 ebMS: Part of the ebXML next generation EDI international standard communication protocol jointly developed by CEFACT and OASIS. Defines XML message delivery and data packages.
*3 AS2: International standard for Internet EDI established by IETF. Implementation has begun primarily in the United States.
*4 JX Protocol: Standards for Japan developed due to difficulties using ebMS in banks to migrate from EOS.

Service Line Up
– SSL Server Certificate for EDI (Corporate/Micro Business Use)
One-Year: 39,900 yen Two-Year: 67,200 yen Three-Year: 89,460 yen (including tax)
– Client Certificate for EDI (Corporate/ Individuals operating as businesses / Micro Business Use)
One-Year: 6,300 yen Two-Year: 10,080 yen Three-Year: 14,490 yen (including tax)

– Wild Card: Use one certificate to secure multiple host names with the same domain on one server.
One-Year: 98,700 yen Two-Year: 189,000 yen Three-Year: 275,100 yen (including tax)
– Intranet: Add company network host names and computer names.
One-Year: 5,250 yen Two-Year: 9,450 yen Three-Year: 13,650 yen (including tax)
– Validity Customization: Set gvalid fromh and gvalid toh dates.
5,250 yen (including tax)
*Wildcard and Intranet options are only available with server certificates

Related Links (all links are to Japanese language sites unless otherwise indicated)
METI Distribution Business Message Standards:
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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.
*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.

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 major government agencies 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 a member of JCAF (Japan Certification Authority Forum)
– Anti-Phishing Working Group member

Media Inquiries
GMO Hosting and Security Inc. Corporate Planning Department
GMO Internet Inc. Group PR Team

GlobalSign K.K.

Company Name GlobalSign K.K.<>
Address Shibuya Infoss Tower 20-1, 20-1 Sakuragaoakacho, 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 Code: 3788)
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Mitsuru Aoyama
Business Description – Web hosting service
– Internet security
Capital 906,050,000 YEN (12/2007)

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 – Internet Use Support (Infrastructure)
– Internet Advertising Support (Media)
Capital 1,276,830,000 YEN
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