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GlobalSign Singapore and KDDI Singapore Form Digital Authentication Sales Partnership in Asia Pacific Region

KDDI Singapore will begin to distribute GlobalSign digital certificate products

Singapore – June 9th, 2011 – GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com.sg), a GMO CLOUD subsidiary and the Singapore arm of digital certificate security specialist GlobalSign, has sealed a sales partnership agreement with KDDI Singapore Pte. Ltd. under which KDDI Singapore today begins distributing GlobalSign digital certificate products.

GlobalSign Singapore, established in February 2010, sells a broad lineup of Internet security products and is currently focused on strengthening its sales network in the Asia Pacific region. KDDI Singapore is the headquarters of KDDI Corporation’s South East Asian operations. As a provider of communications systems services, KDDI Singapore will offer SSL security as a value add to its existing range of enterprise solutions KDDI has chosen to partner with GlobalSign for SSL certificate provisioning and the two companies have signed a sales partnership agreement.

Under the agreement GlobalSign Singapore will supply digital certificate products including SSL certificates and client certificates* for access control and digital signing to KDDI Singapore and group companies in eight locations servicing ten** countries. Moving forward, GlobalSign Singapore will help to expand the sales channel s of communications and cloud services provider KDDI Singapore and its group companies. At the same time, KDDI Singapore will move to implement GlobalSign SSL across all websites operated by the company group.

* Client certificates: Online “identification” for access authentication, digital signing (S/MIME), and encryption. Stored on a PC or other device (USB token, IC card etc. etc.) client certificates can be used to identify individuals or organizations online and are mainly employed in access control and mail identification and encryption.

** Offices in India, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. (Sales network also covers U.A.E. and Bangladesh.)

KDDI Singapore Pte. Ltd.
KDDI Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the regional headquarters of KDDI corporation in South East Asia, providing network data center, systems integration and BCP/DR services, in the South East Asia region and beyond.

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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GlobalSign Singapore
Tel: +65 3158-0349
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