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ZNet Technologies enters into PKI solutions distribution business; partners with GlobalSign

ZNet Technologies to address the growing demand for IT security services in the regional Indian markets by making available wide range of GlobalSign SSL solutions via its partner network

ZNet Technologies (a subsidiary of RP tech India), India’s leading cloud services provider offering cloud infrastructure and managed services to partners and end customers across the globe, today announced that it has entered into IT security services distribution business by joining hands with GMO GlobalSign.

GlobalSign is a leading provider of trusted identity and security solutions for the enterprises and one of the longest established Certificate Authority (CA) in the world.

Becoming a distributor will enable ZNet Technologies to have all the requisite tools and resources to facilitate the adoption of a wide range of GlobalSign’s identity and security solutions in the regional market with the help of its vast partner network.

The solutions include Web Server Security, Authentication & Access Control, Secure Email, Code & Document Signing, and managed platforms for SSL and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) as well as more diverse range of integration solutions such as Auto Enrollment Gateway utilizing Active Directory.

“We are honored that GlobalSign, a leader in global PKI, IoT (Internet of Things) and digital signing solutions, has chosen ZNet Technologies as their distributor for India. Organizations want the right security tools in place to be able to run their digital businesses effectively without having to worry about identity theft, email phishing, securing their network traffic, etc. With advanced solutions in these areas from GlobalSign, ZNet will be able to work with partners to build a more secure IT set-up for businesses.,” said Munesh Jadoun, CEO & Founder, ZNet Technologies.

Also read: RP tech India enters into cloud business with the acquisition of ZNet Technologies

“We are excited to have ZNet Technologies as one of our prominent partners in India. They have a vast network of partners and their expertise and dedication towards security is very admirable, and we look forward to working together,” said Aditya Anand, General Manager, India, SAARC & Middle East, GMO GlobalSign.

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“Tandem Comes With a Lot of Perks That Most Reseller Programs Don’t” – Dan Ushman, SingleHop

There is a lot to like about hosted IT infrastructure and Cloud computing provider SingleHop. Everything about the company – be it their extremely transparent SLA, automated deployment system, proprietary control panel LEAP, white-label partner programs, or the extensive detail in which the customer service & tech support system is listed on their website with multiple guarantees about the quality of services – is assured, innovative and fresh.

We talked to Dan Ushman, Co-founder and CMO, SingleHop, about some new developments at the company this year (EU Data Center, Enterprise Private Cloud), LEAP, Tandem and the much known ‘Bill of Rights’ SLA.

The idea behind LEAP is that you can deploy and manage any kind of infrastructure in any data center anytime through one single portal which is accessible from any device. Web hosting providers can white-label LEAP and call all of our products, research, automation, technology and partners as their own. They get more than just an infrastructure, they get a platform to build a hosting company on.

– Dan Ushman, Co-founder and CMO, SingleHop.

Dan Ushman, Co-founder and CMO, SingleHop.
Dan Ushman, Co-founder and CMO, SingleHop.

Q: Let’s begin with the recently launched AMS-1 facility. Why did SingleHop choose Amsterdam as the site for the new data center?

A: We looked at all of Europe and compared London, Germany and Amsterdam with each other. Amsterdam seemed like the best fit for us for three key reasons.

First, it is the networking hub of Europe. There are a lot of good data centers with good network connectivity and several other options.

Second, it’s politically neutral and there are no major conflicts. There’s no reason somebody from other parts of Europe would not want to serve in the Amsterdam.

Lastly, we found that the people there are very smart – there are a lot of good engineers and administrators that we can hire to work in the data center. So everything sort of aligned perfectly and it seemed like a good step overall.

Q: What are Infrastructure and technical specs at the new facility ?

A: All our data centers are the same, the only difference is how big they’re. The Amsterdam facility has a capacity of 2,000+ servers and supports all of our products including dedicated servers, bare metal, public cloud, private cloud and managed services.

Q: How has the response been so far?

A: 80% of initial data center capacity was reserved by the existing customers before it even opened. AMS-1 has been very popular since its launch at the beginning of June and there are about 300 active customers in data center active right now.

Q: I am a guy who wishes to get into hosting-reselling business, but has very little resources to do so. What additional value can ‘Tandem’ provide me with, when compared to other White-Label Reseller Hosting platforms out there?

A: Firstly, Tandem can be integrated into any commercial billing system using its extensive API. It gives clients the ability to manage dedicated servers and cloud instances that you resell to them under your own brand.

In addition, Tandem comes with a lot of perks that most reseller programs don’t. For example, our resellers get unlimited SSL certificates for free, which they can either sell for profit or give away as a way to stand out.

Also, Tandem is automated, so no matter what you are trying to deploy, it happens right away.

Q: How much flexibility does Tandem offer in terms of enabling resellers to offer customized solutions for specific vertical markets?

A: Our resellers can design hardware or multi-server solutions, clone them and redeploy them. They can develop custom images, customize the server, clone the software and redeploy that on any of their infrastructure, and they can automate it all using our API. In addition, they can execute post-install code from customization scripts.

Q: SingleHop’s LEAP has an extremely streamlined interface and a lot of work seems to have gone into the GUI, unlike most of the other industry control panels. Do you think it affects the decision making process in any way?

A: Yes, I think it does. Most of the reseller hosters in the market are small companies who don’t have in-house developers, project managers and system administrators to develop new products or to automate the existing ones, and then if you look at who they compete with – it’s the other small providers who’re doing the exact same thing – they all offer consult the same way. They all promise good up-time, good support etc. and are very identical to one another and that’s the problem with them. So even little things like a good GUI can set them apart from their peers.

Q: What are some other key features and benefits of LEAP?

A: The idea behind LEAP is that you can deploy and manage any kind of infrastructure in any data center anytime through one single portal which is accessible from any device. The overall value proposition is that you can automate parts of your job that take time and make your life easier.

Web hosting providers can white-label LEAP and call all of our products, research, automation, technology and partners such as GlobalSign, Bannaz, DemoWolf etc. as their own. They get more than just an infrastructure, they get a platform to build a hosting company on. We do a lot of stuff for our partners like writing PDFs, collaterals and datasheets for them. We also white-label banner ads and make their own banners for them. It’s all part of a holistic partnership approach we have.

Q: What made SingleHop choose VMware vCloud Suite for its cloud services launched earlier this year?

A: We looked at OpenStack, Windows Azure, Citrix, CloudStack and various other cloud computing platforms and found VMware most mature from a technology standpoint. It has a lot of functionality developed over the years that other platforms haven’t yet caught up on.

Another reason why we chose VMware vCloud Suite is that in testing we found that it works well with our existing platform too. For example, we can deploy private cloud with VMware, you can scale your VMs inside that private cloud as much as you want, and when you need to make your private cloud bigger, you can just automatically deploy new nodes.

It’s also fully integrated into LEAP and they work very well together. While you can control your VMWare instances from within LEAP, it also gives clients access to the vCenter if they are very technical and need access to the system itself.

Q: Wrapping up, SingleHop proclaims the Bill of Rights as Industry’s best SLA. Please elaborate? Also, how does it vary w.r.t customers’ infrastructure components?

A: The Bill of Rights is very granular and covers specific tasks, like how fast we respond to our customers and how long it takes to deploy infrastructure. If it says that the longest amount of time you will have to wait for a new server to be deployed is X, and we don’t hit it, we will automatically give you a credit for Y.

It is also highly automated. The data center staff have tablet computers they carry around that keeps track of everything they are working on and lets them know what the SLA for a particular service is and how much time they have left so that they never fall behind. Every data center staff gets paid a bonus every quarter based on what percentage of the SLAs they hit, so if they only hit half of them, they get half of their bonus.

Every customer of ours has his services protected by the Bill of Rights’ Standard SLA from the day one. Once they reach a certain number of infrastructure components for mission critical applications and need faster service, we offer them an Enhanced SLA.

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GlobalSign Now Offers Free Wildcard SSL Certificates for Open-Source Projects

Enterprise SaaS Certificate Authority GlobalSign today announced that it will now be providing free SSL Certificates for qualified open-source projects. The new service aims to encourage the use of SSL in application development and the growth of security best practices.

We believe this effort will not only help the developers and users of open-source projects but also encourage the adoption of industry best-practices in the use of SSL. – Ryan Hurst, CTO, GlobalSign.

Open-source projects will be eligible to receive one free Wildcard SSL Certificate valid for as long as the project meets minimum requirements, which are as follows:

  • The software project must be licensed with a license approved by the Open Source Initiative.
  • The software project must actively maintain secure SSL configurations.
  • Order must meet all vetting requirements and agree to GlobalSign’s standard Subscriber Agreement.
  • The software project must follow industry best practices in configuring SSL and get an “A” when tested with the GlobalSign SSL Configuration Checker.
  • The site must not be used for commercial purposes.

GlobalSign's Open Source Project SSL Initiative

With the new service, Open source projects can secure several sub domains under one certificate, save on time and money when it comes to strengthening security for their domains and concentrate on their projects without worrying about security.

Developers can also significantly improve the trust of their open source projects by letting users know that they are receiving unmodified authentic software and/or source code.

GlobalSign aims to make a difference in how SSL is deployed in the industry today with the new initiative.

“We are delighted to show our commitment to the open-source community by offering free SSL Certificates to these projects,” said Ryan Hurst, Chief technology officer, GMO GlobalSign, Inc.

“We believe this effort will not only help the developers and users of open-source projects but also encourage the adoption of industry best-practices in the use of SSL,” he added.

For more information, click here.

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GlobalSign Releases Findings of GlobalSign SSL Configuration Checker Evaluation for Q1 of 2013

GlobalSign today released findings of its first Quarterly SSL Configuration Evaluation to show how effectively global organizations are implementing SSL to protect their websites.

The evaluation was based on website URLs of organizations that used the GlobalSign SSL Configuration Checker to assess the strength and quality of their SSL configurations. According to the official PR by GlobalSign, the Q1 of 2013 saw over 6,000 sites using the tool to evaluate the effectiveness of their SSL, out of which 269 sites used the remediation guidance provided by GlobalSign to improve and strengthen the security of their sites.

GlobalSign’s SSL Configuration Checker is a tool that offers an overall grade of a website’s SSL configuration, its effectiveness, remediation steps and certificate details.

Organizations who wish to test their SSL’s effectiveness can enter their website addresses and instantly receive a letter grade for their configuration.

Powered by Qualys SSL Labs, the tool evaluates strength and quality of SSL certificates based on a grading system that has three steps:

  1. The site’s SSL certificate is examined to confirm that it is trusted and valid. If a server fails this step it is automatically given a zero.
  2. The server configuration is tested in three categories: 1) protocol support, 2) key exchange support 3) cipher support.
  3. Finally, a score between 0 and 100 is assigned to the site. The grading scale is as follows:

    SSL Configuration Checker Evaluation results of the Alexa Top 100

  • score >= 80 A
  • score >= 65 B
  • score >= 50 C
  • score >= 35 D
  • score >= 20 E
  • score < 20 F

“50 percent of 269 websites that used the GlobalSign SSL Configuration Checker strengthened the effectiveness of their SSL configuration grades in 30 minutes or less. Fifteen percent improved from a B, C, D or F to an A grade in less than two hours,” says GlobalSign.

Out of the 269 websites that used the remediation guidance provided by GlobalSign to improve and strengthen the security of their sites, 172 organizations improved their grade to an A overall, 113 organizations improved their F grade to an A, B or C and 95 organizations improved their B grade to an A.

“The improvement in website security is certainly encouraging for us to see, but this is the absolute tip of a very big, fast-moving and dangerous iceberg,” said Ryan Hurst, CTO, GlobalSign.

“Administrators can use the SSL Configuration Checker to greatly improve and remediate the security of poorly configured sites, but it is the awareness of this free and easy tool that we are trying to drive. Both small and large organizations with websites must adopt best practices, but first they have to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their sites’ SSL configuration.”

GlobalSign also evaluated the SSL effectiveness of the Alexa Top 100 websites; 51 % of which received an A, 25 % a B and 5 % scored a C.

For more information on the GlobalSign SSL Configuration Checker, click here.

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ZNetLive Announces “Two for One” SSL Deal, Offers SSL for 2 years at the price of 1 year

Web Hosting solutions provider ZNetLive today announced a “Two for One” SSL Deal, offering a discount of 50% on its wide range of SSL certificates, if ordered for a period of 2 years. As per the offer, customers can buy SSL certificates from ZNetLive for 2 years at the price of just one year. The said offer ends on 30th April 2013.

“ZNetLive provides a wide range of hosting Solutions and our SSL services are a major part of it,” says Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNetLive. “This new offer takes our SSL services to the next level by letting customers secure their websites at the lowest pricing industry has ever seen,” he added.

ZNetLive provides a wide range of hosting Solutions and our SSL services are a major part of it. This new offer takes our SSL services to the next level by letting customers secure their websites at the lowest pricing industry has ever seen.
Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNet.Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNet.

ZnetLive offers ExtendedSSL, OrganizationSSL and DomainSSL annually priced at INR 60209, 15769 and 12099 respectively. Under the “Two for One” offer, all three certificates will be available at a discounted price of INR 38709, 8779 and 6719 respectively till 30th April 2013.

All of the SSL Certificates come with:

  • SSL Encryption Strength (minimum 128 bit to 256 bit)
  • 2048 bit Future Proof Issuing Authority
  • Clickable GlobalSign Secure Site Seal
  • Universal Browser and Mobile Device Compatibility
  • Unlimited SSL Server Licensing
  • Unlimited Reissuances & Replacements
  • Unified Communications Subject Alternative Names (SANs)
  • Secure both www and non www versions of a domain
  • Underwritten Warranty ($1.5 million for ExtendedSSL, $1.25 million for OrganizationSSL and $10k for DomainSSL)
  • Malware Detection Service
  • Phishing Alert Service
  • Free Tech Support by Telephone, Email & Web
  • Site Checker Installation Verification

For more details, please visit znetlive.com/ssl/globalsign.

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Microsoft to have an Exclusive Speaking Session on Office 365 at ZNet Partners’ Summit 2013

Asia’s leading web hosting provider ZNet today announced that Microsoft will be taking an exclusive session on it’s newly released productivity suite Office 365 at ZNet Partners’ Summit ’13,a conference exclusively for it’s customers and partners on 6th April. The announcement comes a few days after Znet announced that Mr. Pradeep Chopra, CEO, Digital Vidya, will be speaking at the conference.

We’re extremely ecstatic about Microsoft’s presence at the summit. Not one to be missed, here is a platform for SMBs to learn about the flexibility and options to deploy Office 365 on their terms utilizing only the features they truly need.
Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNet.
Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNet.

Mr. Sushan Aich, Cloud IS lead, Microsoft India, will be taking the session titled ‘Office 365 – Enterprise Solution’ from 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM. Sushan has been a solution evangelist of Microsoft technology across Microsoft development tools, collaboration platforms, and business productivity tools for the last 5 years. He has been managing the Microsoft Office 365 Inside Sales and Pre-sales team and is jointly responsible for driving the Microsoft Cloud offering (Office 365) for SMB segment across India.

Featured session:

  • Date and time: Saturday, April 6th at 12:15 p.m. IST
  • Title: Office 365 – Enterprise Solution
  • Session description: Unanimously applauded and described as feature-rich, stunning, and game-changing by the entire business community, Microsoft’s newly released Office 365 is a very polished and elegant online productivity suite providing enterprise-grade email, Office Web Apps, conferencing, instant messaging, and file sharing services.

“We’re extremely ecstatic about Microsoft’s presence at the summit. Not one to be missed, here is a platform for SMBs to learn about the flexibility and options to deploy Office 365 on their terms utilizing only the features they truly need.”- said Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNet.

ZNet describes Partners’ Summit ’13 as an effort to reinvent the wheel of partnership.“This is the first of the many partner summits to be held throughout the year in major cities of India. We wish to reach out to every single customer we have and get to server him better.” added Mr. Jadoun.

Znet Partners Summit 2013

Scheduled for April 6th, the summit’ll be held at PepperMint Hotel, Gurgaon. Registration is Free and on the First come first server basis. Updates related to the event can be found at the official FB and Twitter account. More details can be found here.

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Znet Announces Presence of LimeStone Networks, Parallels and GlobalSign at ZNet Partners’ Summit ’13

Asia’s leading web hosting provider ZNet today announced the presence of LimeStone Networks, Parallels and GlobalSign at ZNet Partners’ Summit ’13,a conference exclusively for it’s customers and partners on 6th April. The news comes 5 days after Znet announced that Mr. Pradeep Chopra, CEO, Digital Vidya, will be speaking at the conference.

LimeStone Networks, the Dallas-based, on-demand dedicated server provider, is Diamond Partner of the summit. “We are proud to be a Diamond partner of April 2013 Znet Partners’ Summit. It is a pleasure to help you with your upcoming event. “

We promise this Partner Summit to be impactful and a leap forward in creating a long lasting relationship with all our clients. Special thanks go to the event partners Limestone Networks, Parallels and Global Sign.
– Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNet.
Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNet.

Parallels, a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization will be Gold Partner at the summit. Parallels makes it easier for service providers to grow and Profit from the Cloud with service delivery software, expertise, and its partner ecosystem. More than 9,000 service providers rely on Parallels to profitably deliver thousands of applications and cloud services to more than 10 million small and medium businesses in 125 countries.

“We are super excited to host ZNet Partner Summit ’13 for our Partners & Clients in NCR. We promise this Partner Summit to be impactful and a leap forward in creating a long lasting relationship with all our clients,”- said Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNet. “And special thanks go to the event partners Limestone Networks, Parallels and Global Sign,” he added.

GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, will be a Silver Partner at the summit. Formed in 1996 as one of the Internet’s original trust service providers, GlobalSign has over the years issued millions of trusted Digital Certificates to people, servers and mobile devices for Public Key Infrastructure enabled solutions and applications.

ZNet describes Partners’ Summit ’13 as an effort to reinvent the wheel of partnership. “For us , partnerships aren’t about the machinery, the bits and bytes of software and the hardware in between. Or about the whizzing streams of data that pass between emails and websites; but about the relationships forged and the people and businesses we can support,”- said Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNet. ”We believe that its of paramount importance to collate all our partners , their core skills and competences and present to each other real opportunity and access to the resources we have in store for each other. We aim to ensure that from now on the working relationship we seek and develop is a two-way process and that we deliver what is required to all parties concerned. The ultimate aim is to create business opportunity for everyone, build stronger bonds and enhance our skills and knowledge.”

“This is the first of the many partner summits to be held throughout the year in major cities of India. We wish to reach out to every single customer we have and get to server him better.” added Mr. Jadoun.

Scheduled for April 6th, the summit’ll be held at PepperMint Hotel, Gurgaon. Registration is Free and on the First come first server basis. Updates related to the event can be found at the official FB and Twitter account. More details can be found here.

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GlobalSign Demonstrates new SSL Technology & Practices for Hosting Companies at WHD’13

GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, today announced its most recent initiatives as part of its big picture strategy to break down the barriers faced by hosting companies for mass adoption and usage of SSL security. World Hosting Days 2013 (March 19-21) in Rust Germany will see the company demonstrate to partners new technology and practices that solidify how GlobalSign is doing more than any other CA to improve the SSL ecosystem.

GlobalSign SSL Certificates

GlobalSign’s aim has always been to facilitate SSL reselling for hosting companies of all sizes. But we are aware that each of them face different issues and that SSL processes can become labor-intensive and costly. Our partners benefit from innovations that are customised to answer their specific needs and included as standard at no extra cost with all of our SSL Certificates.
– Paul van Brouwershaven, EMEA Business Development Director, GMO GlobalSign Ltd.Paul van Brouwershaven, EMEA Business Development Director, GMO GlobalSign Ltd.

Over the course of last year, GlobalSign has made fully automated SSL reselling widely accessible to hosting companies thanks to new integration options for its OneClickSSL technology. At the end of 2012, the collaboration between CloudFlare and GlobalSign has led to the fastest SSL secured page-load speed available today, enabling the deployment of Always-On-SSL security at no detriment to website performance. This year in Germany, GlobalSign’s EMEA Director of Business Development Paul van Brouwershaven goes a step further by tackling the challenging issue of IPv4 address shortage, demonstrating how a combination of SNI and GlobalSign’s CloudSSL solution allows hosting companies to run multiple certificates on a single IP address

“GlobalSign’s aim has always been to facilitate SSL reselling for hosting companies of all sizes. But we are aware that each of them face different issues and that SSL processes can become labor-intensive and costly”, says Paul van Brouwershaven, EMEA Business Development Director, GMO GlobalSign Ltd. “Our partners benefit from innovations that are customised to answer their specific needs and included as standard at no extra cost with all of our SSL Certificates.”

During the show GlobalSign will be engaging with leaders throughout the hosting industry about the specific SSL-related hurdles they face, and demonstrate how each of its latest innovations is another stepping stone towards facilitating the mass deployment of SSL security. Through its Partner Programs, GlobalSign offers hosting customers a portfolio of solutions designed to enable mass deployment of SSL and to help build a profitable business from reselling security.

For more information about GlobalSign’s solutions for hosting companies, click here.

About GlobalSign
GlobalSign SSL Certificates
GlobalSign has been a trust service provider since 1996. Its focus has been, and always will be, on providing convenient and highly productive PKI solutions for organizations of all sizes. Its core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of authenticated customers to conduct SSL secured transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online identities for secure email and access control. Vision and commitment to innovation led to GlobalSign being recognized by Frost & Sullivan for the 2011 Product Line Strategy Award. The company has local offices in the US, Europe and throughout Asia. For the latest news on GlobalSign visit www.globalsign.com.

About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is a comprehensive provider of industry-leading Internet solutions including domain name registration, cloud-based and traditional hosting, ecommerce, security, and payment processing services that each hold the top share of their respective markets in Japan. Other key business areas for the Group include online securities/FX trading, Internet advertising, search engine marketing and online research, and smartphone game development and publishing. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Please visit www.gmo.jp/en for more information.

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GlobalSign Honored as Gold Winner at 9th Annual 2013 Security Industry’s Global Excellence Award

BOSTON, MA – GlobalSign, the enterprise SaaS-based Certificate Authority (CA), announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, has named GlobalSign SSL Certificates a Gold winner of the 2013 Global Excellence Awards in SSL. The security industry celebrated its 9th Annual 2013 Global Excellence Awards in San Francisco by honoring excellence in every facet of the industry, including products, people behind the successes and best companies. This is second significant achievement by GlobalSign this week as yesterday it became the first Certificate Authority to provide all Certificate revocations status services over IPv6.GlobalSign Honored as Gold Winner in the 9th Annual 2013 Security Industry’s Global Excellence Award in SSL

This industry honor is the greatest endorsement of the fact that GlobalSign is ahead of the curve in offering best-of-the-best products that provide the highest security in SSL and the Internet as a whole. We feel GlobalSign separates itself from the rest of the pack by continually innovating in the digital-certificate space and by doing whatever it takes to make Web transactions, for the enterprise and individuals alike, much safer. – Steve Waite, CEO, GlobalSign Americas.

More than 50 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated, and their average scores determined the 2013 Global Excellence Awards Finalists and Winners. Winners were announced during the awards dinner and presentation on February 27, 2013, in San Francisco attended by the finalists, judges and industry peers.

“This industry honor is the greatest endorsement of the fact that GlobalSign is ahead of the curve in offering best-of-the-best products that provide the highest security in SSL and the Internet as a whole,” said Steve Waite, CEO, GlobalSign Americas. “We feel GlobalSign separates itself from the rest of the pack by continually innovating in the digital-certificate space and by doing whatever it takes to make Web transactions, for the enterprise and individuals alike, much safer.”

GlobalSign SSL Certificates provide enterprises with a unique set of added features and benefits that maximize the value of SSL investments and make the security protocol practical and efficient for the enterprise. Fortune 100 and government organizations around the world conduct a wide variety of web transactions each and every day, ranging from significant credit card transactions and confidential data and file transfers to lower-priority browsing of social-media platforms, all of which are secured by GlobalSign’s SSL certificate solutions. GlobalSign is transforming how organizations use SSL across networks and the cloud through automated workflow and management technology, and by building new value-add benefits into the core DNA of the GlobalSign SSL range.

About Info Security Products Guide
Info Security Products Guide sponsors leading conferences and expos worldwide and plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measure they can take. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow’s technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and market research that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit www.infosecurityproductsguide.com.

About GlobalSign
GlobalSign SSL Certificates
GlobalSign has been a trust service provider since 1996. Its focus has been, and always will be, on providing convenient and highly productive PKI solutions for organizations of all sizes. Its core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of authenticated customers to conduct SSL secured transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online identities for secure email and access control. Vision and commitment to innovation led to GlobalSign being recognized by Frost & Sullivan for the 2011 Product Line Strategy Award. The company has local offices in the US, Europe and throughout Asia. For the latest news on GlobalSign visit www.globalsign.com.

About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is a comprehensive provider of industry-leading Internet solutions including domain name registration, cloud-based and traditional hosting, ecommerce, security, and payment processing services that each hold the top share of their respective markets in Japan. Other key business areas for the Group include online securities/FX trading, Internet advertising, search engine marketing and online research, and smartphone game development and publishing. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Please visit www.gmo.jp/en for more information.

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GlobalSign is First Certificate Authority to Provide Revocation Status Services Over IPv6

Boston, MA – GlobalSign , the enterprise SaaS Certificate Authority (CA), today announced that it is the first Certificate Authority to provide all Certificate revocations status services over IPv6. This is an important step for the SSL ecosystem, as revocation status services underpin the base security system providing trust to the Internet. The news comes a few days after GlobalSign announced the launch of a new solution to help companies overcome IP restrictions when it comes to implementing SSL security.
GlobalSign is First Certificate Authority to Support IPv6

We are proud to be the first CA to offer revocation status services that are IPv6 compliant.Making investments to support the evolving requirements of the Internet is an important part of GlobalSign’s philosophy to not just be an SSL provider but a security partner. Organizations that work with GlobalSign benefit from a partner that understands the changing nature of the modern Internet and that IPv6 has now become the new norm.
– Ryan Hurst, CTO, GlobalSign.Ryan Hurst, CTO, GlobalSign.

The current version of the Internet Protocol (IPv4) used to route traffic across the Internet has only a finite number of unique IP addresses. The explosive growth of applications and devices requiring unique IP addresses will result in a near-term exhaustion of IP addresses. As the successor to IPv4, IPv6 resolves this issue by using longer 128-bit addresses, adds additional security layers, and is critical to the Internet’s continued growth.Many major organizations have already shown their commitment to enabling IPv6 through initiatives like World IPv6 Day in 2012 . Furthermore, from September 2012 all U.S. government federal agencies were required to have their public-facing services reachable over IPv6. GlobalSign has taken a strong leadership stance within the CA industry to accommodate the needs of both government agencies and other organizations that have upgraded their websites to support IPv6.

“We are proud to be the first CA to offer revocation status services that are IPv6 compliant,” said Ryan Hurst, CTO of GlobalSign. “Making investments to support the evolving requirements of the Internet is an important part of GlobalSign’s philosophy to not just be an SSL provider but a security partner. Organizations that work with GlobalSign benefit from a partner that understands the changing nature of the modern Internet and that IPv6 has now become the new norm.”

All GlobalSign SSL Certificates are currently available and enabled for IPv6 at no additional charge to the customer.

About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign has been a trust service provider since 1996. Its focus has been, and always will be, on providing convenient and highly productive PKI solutions for organizations of all sizes. Its core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of authenticated customers to conduct SSL secured transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online identities for secure email and access control. Vision and commitment to innovation led to GlobalSign being recognized by Frost & Sullivan for the 2011 Product Line Strategy Award. The company has local offices in the US, Europe and throughout Asia. For the latest news on GlobalSign visit www.globalsign.com.

GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is a comprehensive provider of industry-leading Internet solutions including domain name registration, cloud-based and traditional hosting, ecommerce, security, and payment processing services that each hold the top share of their respective markets in Japan. Other key business areas for the Group include online securities/FX trading, Internet advertising, search engine marketing and online research, and smartphone game development and publishing. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Please visit www.gmo.jp/en for more information.

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