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GlobalSign Develops Free Tool to Simplify Code Signing Process

May 17, 2011 by · Comments Off on GlobalSign Develops Free Tool to Simplify Code Signing Process 

Webmaster ToolboxBoston, MA – GlobalSign, a specialist in issuing Code Signing Digital Certificates used to authenticate the publisher of software and produce tamper-evident virtual “shrink-wrapped” software, has today announced the launch of a free comprehensive Code Signing Tool. The tool expedites the process of digitally signing a wide group of application types from Microsoft, Adobe, Sun, Mozilla and Apple among others.

GlobalSign Code Signing certificates allow software developers to digitally sign and timestamp the software they distribute over the internet, which is the virtual equivalent to shrink-wrapping CD based software for distribution. Users who download digitally signed software and applications can be sure of the origin of the code and that it has not been altered in any way since the time-stamp was applied. By utilizing Code Signing certificates the “Unknown Publisher” popup in Operating Systems and browsers is removed. Digitally signing your code enhances the brand and reputation of software developers while also protecting their users from malware and spyware. Read more

2011 Online Trust Alliance Trust Scorecard Highlights Increase in EV SSL Adoption

May 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on 2011 Online Trust Alliance Trust Scorecard Highlights Increase in EV SSL Adoption 

Webmaster ToolboxBoston, MA – GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA), and specialists in SSL security, welcomes the EV SSL growth identified in the 2011 Online Trust  Scorecard and Honor Roll survey results announced today by the Online Trust Alliance.  As an OTA member, GlobalSign is an advocate for the best practices report which seeks to counter email and Internet fraud, and provides valuable advice to aid consumers to protect their brand and maintain consumer trust.

For the past three years, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has published an annual online safety report that examines the adoption of proven countermeasures against deception and identity theft that help protect online brands and consumers. The Scorecard and Honor Roll data is collected and analyzed by OTA staff and various OTA members, including GlobalSign, to identify achievements and recognize organizations for their commitment to adopting key security measures.  The report underscores measures that mitigate account takeovers, breaches, email spoofing, and phishing attacks. The adoption of Extended Validation SSL (EV SSL) Certificates was one of the solutions highlighted by the report. Read more

Trustwave SSL Offerings Now Available Through Tucows’ OpenSRS

April 7, 2011 by · Comments Off on Trustwave SSL Offerings Now Available Through Tucows’ OpenSRS 

Hosting ReviewsCHICAGO – Trustwave, a leading global certificate authority and issuer of SSL certificates and online identities, has partnered with Tucows’ wholesale Internet division, OpenSRS, to deliver Trustwave SSL products and secure site seals to OpenSRS resellers and their customers.

OpenSRS manages over ten million domain names and millions of mailboxes for a network of over 11,000 web hosts, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other resellers around the world. Trustwave’s leading SSL products including digital certificates, wildcard SSL certificates and extended validation SSL certificates will be available at OpenSRS.com. Read more

Symantec Commands Over 70 Percent of SSL Certificates on World’s Top 1,000 Domains

March 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on Symantec Commands Over 70 Percent of SSL Certificates on World’s Top 1,000 Domains 

Web Hosting BlogMOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that its Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates are found on more than 70 percent of the Internet’s top 1,000 SSL-using websites while its closest competitor sits with just 4 percent. The Alexa Netcraft Index is a monthly snapshot of SSL Certificate use among the Internet’s most frequently visited sites. Symantec’s family of dominant SSL brands includes VeriSign, GeoTrust, Thawte, RapidSSL and TC Trust Center.

This month’s report comes amid high profile discussions – from the social networks to the halls of power in Washington, D.C. – on the necessity for greater SSL implementation across the Internet’s Web properties. Concerns over rogue hotspots and related man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks have given rise to an extension of SSL protection to Web sessions beyond login and transactional pages. Read more

Tucows Inc. Adds Comodo and Trustwave to its OpenSRS Trust Service

March 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on Tucows Inc. Adds Comodo and Trustwave to its OpenSRS Trust Service 

Hosting ToolboxTORONTO – Tucows Inc. (NYSE AMEX:TCX) (TSX:TC), a global provider of domain names, email and other Internet services, announced today that its wholesale Internet services division, OpenSRS, has added Comodo® and Trustwave® Internet security products to the OpenSRS Trust Service. The addition of these two brands further extends and enhances the choice in trust and security products available to its over 11,000 resellers worldwide.

Along with adding new providers, OpenSRS also announced lower wholesale pricing on a number of GeoTrust® and thawte® brand SSL Digital Certificates. This cost decrease allows OpenSRS Resellers to better compete on price in an evolving market for online security and trust. Read more

GlobalSign Partners with NATION Technologies to offer Data Encryption Solution

February 17, 2011 by · Comments Off on GlobalSign Partners with NATION Technologies to offer Data Encryption Solution 

Hosting BlogBoston, MA & Lake Mary, FL– GlobalSign, ne of the leading providers of Digital Certificates worldwide, and NATION Technologies, an innovative software solutions provider, today announced a partnership to deliver an advanced data encryption solution branded as BIOWRAP® Certified by GlobalSign, which leverages GlobalSign’s Digital Certificates and NATION Technologies encryption application. The partnership will allow GlobalSign’s current and potential customers to benefit from the most advanced file security and data encryption solution available today.

GlobalSign has seen an increasing number of organizations large and small alike seek solutions to provide a secure method to exchange and protect electronic documents while in transit and at rest. This protection is not only best practice but is a regulatory requirement in the government, financial, insurance, and healthcare industries that call exclusively for the encryption of sensitive electronic information. In addition, States including Massachusetts, California, Washington, Michigan, and Nevada have enacted protection laws requiring the encryption of all sensitive personal information transmitted across public networks, transmitted wirelessly or stored on portable devices such as laptop computers or a flash drive. The BIOWRAP® Certified by GlobalSign solution immediately addresses the need for improved security and transparency to meet these requirements for the protection of sensitive electronic information. Read more

VeriSign SSL Certificates Soar Past 4 Million Mark

July 27, 2009 by · Comments Off on VeriSign SSL Certificates Soar Past 4 Million Mark 

Web Hosting ToolsMOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, today announced that it has issued more than 4 million Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates. The total includes certificates issued by VeriSign under all four of its SSL brands: VeriSign®, GeoTrust®, thawte®, and RapidSSL®.

Since 1995, the company has served as a trusted third party and Certificate Authority responsible for issuing and authenticating a range of digital certificates designed to protect online businesses and their customers by:

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GlobalSign Introduces EV SSL to Managed SSL Service

March 6, 2009 by · Comments Off on GlobalSign Introduces EV SSL to Managed SSL Service 

Webmaster NewsLONDON, UK – GlobalSign Ltd., one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Certificate security, today announced an anticipated update to its Managed SSL Service to enable the immediate issuance of Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates. The updated service reduces the need for organisations to purchase EV SSL through retail channels, which often have long vetting processes for each individual application – typically leading to higher costs and inconvenience for enterprises with multiple Certificate requirements.

GlobalSign’s Managed SSL Service offers significant cost and time savings for organisations managing any number of SSL Certificates and was launched as a solution for easy management of multiple SSL Certificates (even for complex, distributed organisations). The web based (or API based) service works on the principle of GlobalSign pre-vetting the organisation and its domains to an EV standard. The pre-vetted EV information may then be used to issue any SSL Certificate instantly. The service can issue two types of SSL Certificate, both are issued from GlobalSign’s cryptographically strong 2048 bit SHA-1 root Certificate: Read more

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