Fastest-growing Certification Authority and SSL Provider GlobalSign Taps Singapore for Southeast Asia Expansion
Inaugurates new regional office and local website with dedicated sales and support services to meet increasing demand for public key infrastructure (PKI) security as enterprises move their applications to the cloud
Singapore – January 13, 2011 – GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in Digital Certificate security, today announced the opening of its regional office for Southeast Asia in Singapore, as well as the launch of an English-language website dedicated to serving customers here and across the neighbouring markets – www.globalsign.com.sg, enabling enterprises and channel partners to easily and speedily acquire and renew Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates and other authentication solutions online.
GlobalSign was established over 10 years ago as one of the world’s first public Certification Authorities and SSL providers, and was acquired by the GMO Internet Inc group of companies in October 2006 as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
Currently the fourth largest SSL certificates issuer and the fastest-growing worldwide, the Singapore office opening and website launch are part of GlobalSign’s strategic expansion plan, following the recent launches of local websites in Australia, Canada, France, and the Netherlands.
The new regional office and local website will help fuel GlobalSign’s expansion into Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific region outside Japan, while complementing existing regional operations across North America, Europe, China and Australia.
GlobalSign’s Asia Pacific customers include the Bank of Korea (BOK), China Minsheng Bank, EVA Airways, Hutchison Whampoa Limited, Lenovo, Panasonic, and Samsung. Its Singapore customer base spans multiple verticals across both the public and private sectors, and includes HP, National University of Singapore (NUS), and the Singapore Exchange (SGX).
The Singapore website offers direct online purchase of GlobalSign’s comprehensive range of SSL certificates quoted in local currency for encrypting and authenticating websites, logins, online transactions and e-mail, covering fast issuance Domain Validation, traditional Organization Validation and Extended Validated (EV) SSL Certificates.
“Product performance and reliability, offered at attractive price points and backed by outstanding support services, are the hallmark of our worldwide success and will underpin our go-to-market strategy for Singapore and the region,” said Ichiro Chujo, GlobalSign Group CEO. “We believe our success in displacing the competition as the SSL vendor and certification authority of choice in other geographies will soon be realised in this region.”
According to a recent Akamai-sponsored study conducted by IDC Asia/Pacific with 423 organizations across Asia Pacific, the proportion of Web applications delivered over the cloud will surge by 40 per cent over the next 12 months and will drive IT managers to further improve the performance of their Web infrastructures. Over 22 per cent cited security as their top concern as more data-sensitive applications are made available online. It is vital that enterprises put in place a secure IT infrastructure to support the shift towards working in the cloud.
GlobalSign’s new unlimited server licensing policy allows customers to use a single certificate across any number of physical servers or devices at no additional cost, which lowers the cost of securing virtualised environments, cloud applications and large SSL deployments.
GlobalSign certificates feature Server Gated Cryptography, which bolsters weak browser encryption on older browsers, and support Wildcard technology and Subject Alternative Names for securing multiple sites with a single certificate. In addition, all certificates are issued from the widely distributed, 2,048-bit GlobalSign Root CA certificate to provide the most trusted level of encryption available.
GlobalSign Singapore website is now live at www.globalsign.com.sg
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, China and Singapore.
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. Please visit www.gmo.jp/en for more information.
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