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GlobalSign Announces Strategic Partnership with OnApp

July 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on GlobalSign Announces Strategic Partnership with OnApp 

Hosting ServicesBoston , MA – GMO GlobalSign Inc, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialist in SSL hosting solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with leading cloud software provider OnApp.  The terms of the partnership include integration of GlobalSign’s OneClickSSL technology into OnApp’s cloud deployment and management software, giving hosting customers easy access to automated SSL provisioning and reselling.

To launch the partnership, OnApp has included GlobalSign’s SSL solution in its Cloud-in-a-Box promotion – a $25m giveaway available from OnApp at HostingCon in San Diego August 8-10 2011. Read more

GlobalSign HackAlert now available through CloudFlare Apps

July 1, 2011 by · Comments Off on GlobalSign HackAlert now available through CloudFlare Apps 

Hosting ServicesBoston, MA – GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA), and specialists in SSL security, today announced it has partnered with CloudFlare (www.cloudflare.com) to offer its malware detection and early warning system, HackAlert, via CloudFlare Apps. HackAlert will protect CloudFlare’s customer base by identifying drive-by downloads and providing alarms for “zero-day” malware threats hidden in websites, protecting website owners and their customers from the damaging effects of malware.

Everyday thousands of websites are hacked and used as vehicles to distribute malware to website visitors. Malicious code is injected into unsuspecting websites to compromise PCs and spread virus’, hijack computers, or steal personal data. Once a website becomes infected with malware, the damages are usually irreversible; search engines like Google will flag the infected site and alert potential visitors of the danger of visiting the site in the search results and the browser interface, immediately driving down website traffic, and in turn causing loss of brand reputation and revenue. Read more

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

GlobalSign Launches OneClickSSL Plug-ins at World Hosting Days 2011

March 23, 2011 by · Comments Off on GlobalSign Launches OneClickSSL Plug-ins at World Hosting Days 2011 

Hosting ToolboxBoston, MA – GlobalSign, one of the leading providers of SSL Certificate solutions, today announced the launch of the multi-platform OneClickSSL plug-ins at the World Hosting Days 2011, held at Europa Park in Rust, Germany from the 22 until the 25 March 2011.

The OneClickSSL system is being made available at the platform level for cPanel, Parallels Plesk, IIS and Apache (with other integrations being revealed at the WHD event) – thereby offering hosting companies the most efficient way to employ SSL security ever available.  OneClickSSL rewrites the SSL paradigm by moving away from the traditional, long-winded and error prone process of SSL provisioning and replacing it with an automated “click to Activate SSL” workflow easily understood by customers of all technical abilities. With OneClickSSL, users simply activate SSL for their website by redeeming Secure Site vouchers via any of the OneClickSSL plug-ins.  Redemption of the voucher means the plug-in transparently creates the cryptographic keys, the Certificate Signing Request (CSR), validates the control of the domain, installs the issued certificate and binds it to the appropriate website, all within 45 seconds. Read more

GlobalSign Acknowledged for Largest SSL Certificate Growth in February 2011

March 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on GlobalSign Acknowledged for Largest SSL Certificate Growth in February 2011 

Hosting ToolboxBoston, MA – GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA), and specialists in SSL security, today announced that it has shown the largest actual increase in the number of SSL Certificates active for the month of February. Enjoying a monthly growth of almost 2000 new secure sites, GlobalSign’s highly trusted SSL technology is being adopted at a faster rate than the other leading SSL Providers Symantec (comprising of its four SSL brands – VeriSign, GeoTrust, thawte and RapidSSL), as well as GoDaddy and Comodo, who all showed a decrease in number of secured sites for the same period.

Between 2008 and 2009 the number of sites secured by GlobalSign more than doubled and subsequent years have seen strong growth rates of 64% and 59% respectively – higher than other major players. These statistics clearly indicate that rising numbers of website owners are realizing the importance of using SSL technology, and that more existing certificate users are deciding to switch from their current vendor to take advantage of GlobalSign’s trusted brand, future-proof SSL security and advanced security features. 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

GlobalSign Launches New Partner Program Levels for SSL Resellers

April 1, 2010 by · Comments Off on GlobalSign Launches New Partner Program Levels for SSL Resellers 

Web Hosting ToolsPortsmouth, NH – GlobalSign Ltd., one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, has today announced the launch of its new four-tier partner program, consisting of Authorized, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels,  ideal for web hosts, ISPs, VARs, domain registrars and web consultants of all sizes wishing to incorporate SSL Certificates  (a fundamental requirement for sites conducting online commerce or capturing customer data), as a value-add or revenue generating product into their current product portfolios.

Since the launch of its SSL Reselling program back in July 2007, GlobalSign has seen an unprecedented number of resellers, large and small alike, taking advantage of the opportunities reselling SSL Certificates has to offer.  Now with four levels of commitment, partners can choose the most appropriate tier to suit their individual business needs, benefiting from varying levels of pricing discounts, product integration, customer support and marketing and sales resources. Read more

GlobalSign EV SSL Certificates Secure Leading World Wide Brands

March 25, 2010 by · Comments Off on GlobalSign EV SSL Certificates Secure Leading World Wide Brands 

Web Hosting ToolsPortsmouth, NH – GlobalSign Inc., one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Certificate security, has today announced that the range of companies choosing to adopt its Extended Validation (EV) SSL technology has expanded across numerous business sectors and continents within the last year.  Increasing numbers of organizations with an online presence have realized the need to fully secure their websites, online transactions, web mail and other next generation online services using the strongest and most trusted level of SSL available in today’s market and EV SSL enables them to do exactly this, increasing customer trust and confidence leading to increased website visitor to consumer conversion rates.

During 2009 GlobalSign has seen a dramatic uptake in the number of organizations large and small, switching to EV SSL. Companies including The City Bank Limited in Bangladesh,Zurich in China, METRO in Singapore, Virgin in the UK and Taylor University and BCS Engineering in the US, are some of the latest brands to benefit from GlobalSign Extended Validation (EV) SSL technology.  EV SSL shows consumers that these organizations are firm in their commitment to online security and results in building higher levels of trust and confidence, which is a clear business differentiator during times of increasing competitiveness within today’s online markets.
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GlobalSign Partners with Hosting Controller to Provide Automated SSL from Webhosting Control Panel

March 19, 2010 by · Comments Off on GlobalSign Partners with Hosting Controller to Provide Automated SSL from Webhosting Control Panel 

Web Hosting ToolsPortsmouth, NH – GlobalSign Inc., one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, and hosting automation software vendor Hosting Controller (www.hostingcontroller.com), today announced the integration of SSL ordering and installation into Hosting Controller’s control panel, enabling dedicated SSL to be activated and resold (and transparently installed) down the chain, from host to reseller to end customer, with ease.

This is the first time Hosting Controller has activated dedicated SSL (a unique SSL Certificate for use on a unique website) within its control panel.  The new solution allows HC customers to simply create a GlobalSign product plan and pricing model, which becomes immediately available to their resellers and customers via the control panel. This is the first fully automated application and installation solution to be made available via control panel software.   Offering a simplified SSL selling and activation process, Hosting Controller’s HC8 webhosting panel will assist web hosting companies who wish to adopt SSL Certificates into their product portfolios as a value added product. .
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