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Reliam Adds G2 Tech Group to Bolster AWS Managed Services Expertise and Provide Customers with Coast-to-Coast Geographic Coverage

Reliam LLC (Reliam), a consulting and managed services provider for public cloud platforms, and Great Hill Partners, the Boston-headquartered private equity firm focused on investments in high growth, mid-market technology companies, today announced that Reliam has incorporated Boston-based G2 Tech Group, an Advanced AWS Consulting Partner.

Like Reliam, G2 Tech Group is acutely focused on helping businesses automate, optimize, and fully leverage their public cloud infrastructure.

Following Reliam’s recent merger with Los Angeles-based AWS consulting and managed services provider Stratalux, the three companies now form a single business with considerable breadth and depth across AWS technical and strategic proficiencies – as well as a significantly expanded geographical footprint.

The combined organization has 80 AWS certifications among its cloud operations professionals and solutions architects, ready to serve customers’ unique AWS use cases and requirements.

As an Advanced AWS Consulting Partner, G2 Tech Group brings particular acumen around AWS-recognized DevOps, Healthcare, and Life Sciences competencies. The domain expertise complements that of Reliam and Stratalux, which have worked most often with businesses across media and entertainment, mobile gaming, digital media, marketing, ecommerce, and Software-as-a-Service verticals.

Leveraging this expanded proficiency and shared resources enables the unified organization to more efficiently and effectively provide services around AWS strategic consulting, migrations, cloud architecture, solution design, security and governance, cost optimization, application performance management, and 24/7 managed services and support.

DevOps implementation is also a particularly important component to the deal, with G2 bringing extensive knowledge and continued support of Boston’s DevOps and AWS communities (as seen through initiatives like its DevOps Apprentice Program).

The transaction merging G2 Tech Group into Reliam is funded by Great Hill Partners, which made up to $75M available for such acquisitions through a deal with Reliam in November 2017.

While the combined company will continue to examine further acquisition opportunities that offer strategic, geographic, technical, and cultural fits for the business, it will remain selective in these pursuits while concentrating on brand unification and customer growth.

Reliam, Stratalux, and G2 Tech Group will continue operating under their current names in the near term. A new brand identity is expected to be unveiled later in 2018.

“In G2 Tech Group, we saw a compelling opportunity to join forces with one of the most respected AWS partners in the Northeast, and a cloud services provider with AWS-recognized expertise in areas complementary to our own,” said Simon Anderson, CEO, Reliam. “Additionally, we were drawn to G2 as an exceptionally strong cultural match, from its tremendous reputation for customer engagement and success, to the way it has closely aligned itself with AWS leadership. I couldn’t be more excited about the company we’re now building together through Reliam, Stratalux, and G2.”

“From the earliest discussions with the leaders of Reliam and Stratalux, it quickly became apparent just how similar each of our visions were for building a blended managed cloud services business, and what that would look like,” said Glenn Grant, Founder and CEO, G2 Tech Group. “Combining our organizations is a choice that each of us made based on the clear cultural fit, technical synergies, and shared vision that joining forces makes us all stronger than the sum of our parts – and we think customers will agree.”

“Reliam, Stratalux, and G2 Tech Group are a natural combination with a proven, successful pedigree that enables the organization to hit the ground running as a unified public cloud services provider with a national presence,” said Drew Loucks, Principal, Great Hill Partners. “As demand for managed cloud services continues its rapid growth, we are very confident that this well-appointed company will now be able to help many more businesses optimize their public cloud performance while lowering associated costs.”

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Cisco launches cloud-based database management-as-a-service for its UCS and HyperFlex customers 

Cisco recently announced the launch of its cloud – based management platform – Cisco Intersight, for its UCS (Unified Computing System) and HyperFlex Systems.

With this, the company aims to present new ways of systems management.

Cisco Intersight will solve the challenges that customers face due to more and more distributed applications and data; mobility and IoT demanding computing beyond data center capabilities; and the fact that the traditional IT models to manage systems are insufficient to meet the complexities, scale and velocity demanded by the modern IT.

With decreasing server sales growth, the move seems to be an effort by the company to make its hyper-converged infrastructure offerings – UCS and Hyperflex, more attractive by simplifying its data center management.

As per a statement given by Todd Brannon, Director of Product marketing, Cisco, to a news portal, the new datacenter management software-as-a-service is a part of company’s 18 months long multi-year project called Starship, under which the company plans to migrate its current system management software and its customers to a cloud type data management software.

Intersight will remove the necessity to install, monitor or control Cisco’s datacenter software separately. The cloud-based software will give a single view for managing and handling all the technical aspects of operations related to the datacenter.

The company also aims to evolve the new platform and improve its capability to solve complexities. For this, it plans to add the power of AI and machine learning to the platform, through which it will collect customers’ data to understand how to diagnose problems automatically without any manual intervention.

By moving management software to the cloud, we relieve our customers of the burden of maintaining systems management software and hardware. It’s important to note that this approach can take the form of a public (Cisco managed) cloud service and also a private (customer-hosted) cloud model,” per the company blog.

The company believes that a management cloud will promote faster delivery of new services and functionalities, easy extensibility, compliance assurance due to consistent deployment and integration with Cisco TAC (Technical Assistance center).

Cisco’s move to reposition its data center software to a SaaS based model will certainly be advantageous for the company.

Cisco will be talking more about Intersight by streaming live webinar on September 26, 2017 at 10:00am (Pacific time) and 1:00pm (Eastern Time) on TechWiseTV.

Its existing customers can join the technical preview to know more about the product.

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Public Cloud spending to reach $266 billion in 2021 with the US expected to be the largest market – IDC report

Public Cloud spending is forecasted to reach $266 billion in 2021 worldwide, according to a recent update to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide. Out of it, $163 billion will be accounted for by the United States alone.

The spending will be slow between 2016-2021, and is expected to achieve a CAGR of 21.0%, per the report.

Amongst the regions, the United States will stand as the largest market for public cloud services, closely followed by Western Europe and APEJ (Asia/Pacific except Japan) regions with $52 billion and $25 billion respective spending levels in 2021.

Angela Vacca, SRM, Customer Insights and Analysis, said, “In Western Europe, the public cloud market is going to more than double in the 2016-2021 timeframe led by strong spending growth in Germany, which is also the largest national market, Italy, and Sweden. The industries that will grow the most in the period under investigation are utilities, discrete manufacturing, insurance, and professional services.

She considers digital transformation as the major driver of cloud market as it will support organizations’ DX goals.

Software-as-a-Service(SaaS) has been identified as the major cloud computing type with maximum spending – two-third of the total public cloud spend in 2017 and expected to reach 60% by 2021. CRM and ERP applications will make up more than 60% of all the cloud applications’ purchases.

With regards to the company size, more than half of the spending will come from large sized organizations, while medium-sized organizations will account for 20%, per the report.

The growing demand for cloud services will result in substantial rise of Datacenters, as Cloud service providers will need infrastructure to expand their services’ reach.

The current cloud spending in 2017 is also expected to see an increase of 25.4% as compared to 2016, reaching $128 billion, per the press release by IDC.

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IBM Closes SoftLayer Acquisition; Partners With Flow to Provide Real Time Integrated Data Solutions

IBM has completed the acquisition of SoftLayer Technologies for an undisclosed amount. IBM entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SoftLayer a month back in a bid to strengthen its position in cloud computing.

IBM has also announced that Flow, Inc will now stream its real-time data analytics based on IBM SmartCloud and the SoftLayer technology platform.

IBM plans to provide clients with real-time integrated solutions based on Flow, the SoftLayer technology and IBM SmartCloud, which will enable them to send and receive data from any mobile device that is integrated with enterprise data, thereby enabling the collaboration essential to a Social Business.

We were delighted to learn that IBM’s acquisition of SoftLayer has been finalized. Real-time performance is at the heart of our value proposition and SoftLayer immediately delivered us dramatic performance improvements. In addition, with IBM’s SmartCloud, we are able to apply improved analytics to the data we stream. – Eric Alterman, CEO, Flow.Eric Alterman, CEO, Flow

“We were delighted to learn that IBM’s acquisition of SoftLayer has been finalized,” said Eric Alterman, CEO, Flow.

“Real-time performance is at the heart of our value proposition and SoftLayer immediately delivered us dramatic performance improvements. In addition, with IBM’s SmartCloud, we are able to apply improved analytics to the data we stream,” he added.

With the combination of Flow and SoftLayer software, IBM clients will be able to connect, process and route real-time data to and from any number of enterprise applications, analytics and mobile services.

IBM has formed a new IBM Cloud Services division which will combine SoftLayer with IBM SmartCloud into a global platform. The said division, led by James Comfort, General Manager, IBM, will thus provide a broad range of choices to both IBM and SoftLayer clients, ISVs, enterprises, channel partners and technology partners.

While IBM enjoys a dominant position with the enterprises and government in the cloud computing market, its spread among the SMBs is weak when compared to Amazon.com. This acquisition will help IBM build out its private and public cloud-based services for a broader range of clients, including SMBs

“Cloud computing provides a profound and transformative change in business and government,” said James.

“With SoftLayer in IBM’s portfolio, it will be easier and faster for organizations to adopt game-changing cloud services,” he added.

The speed and simplicity of SoftLayer’s public cloud services combined with IBM’s enterprise grade reliability, security and openness will make it easier and faster for SMBs around the world to incorporate cloud computing.

IBM Acquires SoftLayer

IBM SaaS solutions for Smarter Cities, Smarter Commerce and other applications will be made available via SoftLayer over time, providing line-of-business clients improved time to value and new innovation across an increasingly integrated portfolio of solutions that accelerate business process innovation, provide analytics at the point of impact, and connect collaborative business networks within and across organizations.

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IBM Buys Cloud-Computing Firm SoftLayer; Forms New Cloud Services Division

IBM is buying SoftLayer for an undisclosed amount in a bid to strengthen its position in cloud computing. The acquisition is expected to close following customary closing conditions including regulatory clearances by Q3 of 2013.

While IBM enjoys a dominant position with the enterprises and government in the cloud computing market, its spread among the SMBs is weak when compared to Amazon.com. This acquisition will help IBM build out its private and public cloud-based services for a broader range of clients, including SMBs.

The speed and simplicity of SoftLayer’s public cloud services combined with IBM’s enterprise grade reliability, security and openness will make it easier and faster for SMBs around the world to incorporate cloud computing.

IBM SaaS solutions for Smarter Cities, Smarter Commerce and other applications will be made available via SoftLayer over time, providing line-of-business clients improved time to value and new innovation across an increasingly integrated portfolio of solutions that accelerate business process innovation, provide analytics at the point of impact, and connect collaborative business networks within and across organizations.

IBM Acquires Softlayer

With SoftLayer, IBM will accelerate the build-out of our public cloud infrastructure to give clients the broadest choice of cloud offerings to drive business innovation. – Erich Clementi, SVP, IBM.

Alongside the acquisition, IBM has also announced the formation of a new IBM Cloud Services division which will combine SoftLayer with IBM SmartCloud into a global platform.

IBM will expand SoftLayer cloud offerings to include OpenStack capabilities consistent with its entire SmartCloud portfolio.

It will also support and enrich the SoftLayer cloud-centric partners and ecosystem and its performance capabilities for Big Data and analytics.

The said division will thus provide a broad range of choices to both IBM and SoftLayer clients, ISVs,enterprises, channel partners and technology partners.

“SoftLayer has a strong track record with born-on-the-cloud companies, and our move today with IBM will rapidly expand that footprint globally as well as allow us to go deep into the large enterprise market,” said Lance Crosby, CEO, SoftLayer.

“The compelling opportunity is connecting IBM’s geographic reach, industry expertise and IBM’s SmartCloud breadth with our innovative technology. Together SoftLayer and IBM expand their reach to new clients – both born-on-the-cloud and born-in-the-enterprise,” he added.

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Virtual Internet To Provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service to UK Government In G-Cloud iii Framework

Virtual Internet, a managed web infrastructure provider, today announced that it will provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service  to UK Government bodies through the latest release of the CloudStore in the G-Cloud iii Framework.

Using a series of framework agreements with suppliers, the UK Government G-Cloud initiative simplifies how the Public Sector buys and delivers services by creating a marketplace of pay-as-you-go commodity services that can be easily scaled up or down, based on the changing needs of a business and its users.

The G-Cloudstore is a fantastic way for public sector bodies to save time and money on their procurement process and we’re proud to have once again been selected to provide public, private and hybrid cloud.
Patrick McCarthy, Managing Director, VI.NET.

With  G-Cloud iii, the  third  procurement iteration of the G-Cloud,  CloudStore  offers more than 800 suppliers and 7,000 services across all types of cloud service models, including Public, Private and Hybrid. Services are still offered under four Lots:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Specialist Cloud Services (SCS)

Virtual Internet  will now provide Cloud Servers, Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud to UK Government bodies.

“The G-Cloudstore is a fantastic way for public sector bodies to save time and money on their procurement process and we’re proud to have once again been selected to provide public, private and hybrid cloud,” said  Patrick McCarthy, Managing Director, VI.NET .

Some new features of the new CloudStore unveiled earlier this month are:

  • More powerful search
  • Ability to create an account: This helps customers save and export search results to an excel file.
  • Streamlined  browsing through each of the four service Lots and their sub-categories.
  • Customers can find the services that best meet their needs using a set of filters based on the key features of each service.

For more information on G-Cloud, click here.
For more information on Virtual Internet, click here.

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ZNetLive Launches Enterprise Solutions; Big Data, Disaster Recovery, SaaS and more

A day after launching SSD Hosting Services, CloudNet Servers and Cloud Shared Hosting, ZNetLive today unveiled a wide range of hosting and data center solutions specially engineered for enterprises.

Designed for providing enterprise grade services capable of delivering a higher level of performance, security, scalability & availability, the solutions include Big Data, Disaster Recovery, Enterprise Hosting, Virtualization, Web Apps and SaaS, Hybrid Environments and more.

ZNetLive enterprise solutions-Big Data, Disaster Recovery, SaaS, Enterprise Hosting etc.

Our server options range from public cloud instances to enterprise class dedicated servers and our storage solutions are extremely flexible when it comes to read-write speed; thus suiting the demands of every client and delivering him the exact resources he needs as per his requirements.
– Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNetLive.Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNet.

“The volume of data that is being generated on a daily basis is huge and complex to such an extent that it is not possible to process it using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing. ZNetLive’s customizable big data solutions are high performance, cost-effective, easy to implement, highly capable, secure and scalable,” said Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNetLive.

“Our server options range from public cloud instances to enterprise class dedicated servers and our storage solutions are extremely flexible when it comes to read-write speed; thus suiting the demands of every client and delivering him the exact resources he needs as per his requirements,” he added.

Customers can order engineered servers with hardware configurations and OS optimizations specifically for MongoDB. Providing best-practices MongoDB deployment, these servers have been developed in partnership with 10gen.

ZNetLive’s Disaster Recovery solutions provide global load balancing; geographically diverse DNS routing and hot swap backups to assuage the risk of any potential downtime.

“Our state-of the-art network storage eliminates all single points of failure and provides a restoration path for your mission-critical data,” said Miss Ruchita Gupta, Assistant Vice President, ZNetLive.

Along with disaster recovery, ZNetLive’s Enterprise hosting, SMB hosting, Application servers and Software-as-a-Service solutions are available in three plans-Basic, Advanced and Premium.

ZNetLive’s Hybrid Hosting solutions can be used for Cloud Bursting, Application Development and Corporate Virtual Desktop Deployment.

ZNetLive Hybrid Hosting Solutions.

Our state-of the-art network storage eliminates all single points of failure and provides a restoration path for your mission-critical data.
– Ruchita Gupta, AVP, ZNetLive.

“We employ virtualization with in a dedicated environment to create customers’ own private solution that optimizes their technology resources and delivers a high level of scalability without any compromise on stability, cost, or efficiency,” said Mr. Jadoun.

ZNetLive’s virtualization services can reduce capital expenditures and energy costs by Hardware consolidation, reduce errors by OS standardization, improve time-to-market by rapid provisioning, reduce staffing costs by automation and improve availability, recovery, and flexibility by portability. They’re ideal for Private cloud, Disaster recovery, Business continuity, Maintenance windows, Load Balancing, Abstraction layer, Development and testing, Patching, Security and Thin client.

ZNetLive Virtualization Services

To view complete list of new solutions being offered by ZNetLive, please click here.

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Microsoft makes Windows Azure Active Directory generally available and ready for production use

Microsoft today announced that it’s cloud based, enterprise quality, internet scale Identity and Access Management Solution Windows Azure Active Directory is now generally available and is ready for production use with two feature improvements:

  • Ability to add a Windows Azure Active Directory to Azure subscription for customers who use Microsoft accounts for logging into Azure.
  • Simplified granting and revoking of application directory access permissions.

Used by over 2.9 million businesses, government bodies and schools to manage access to Office365, Dynamics CRM online, Windows Intune and Windows Azure; Windows Azure AD is a cloud based Identity Service which makes it easy to:

  • Manage employee access to cloud based line-of-business apps, Microsoft cloud services like Office 365, and third party SAAS applications.
  • Deliver a Single Sign-On experience for cloud applications eliminating the need for multiple usernames and passwords and limiting helpdesk calls and password resets.
  • Revoke access to cloud based business applications when an employee leaves the company or changes jobs.
  • Manage federation and access to cloud facing services for partners and customers.

Windows Azure Offers Active Directory in General Availability

Run from 14 datacenters spread across the United States, Europe and Asia, Windows Azure AD has processed over 65 billion authentication requests while maintaining 99.97% monthly availability over the last 3 months. It works on all the browsers running on PC, tablet or mobile device and can be integrated into applications running on various platforms.

Based on open standards including SAML, OData and WS-FED, Windows Azure AD is a natural extension for companies who already run Windows Server Active Directory on-premises for enabling existing identities in the cloud. Existing Windows Azure customers who log in using a Microsoft account can now add a Windows Azure AD tenant and use it to manage access to Azure for their employees with either Microsoft accounts or Azure AD accounts.

Microsoft has also updated it’s application registration process and released a documentation highlighting step by step guides protocols and APIs, how to manage tenant including managing users, setting up 2FA, and extending on-premises AD to AAD.

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CloudBees Launches Continuous Cloud Delivery to Accelerate Application Delivery

Leveraging the CloudBees Platform, Continuous Cloud Delivery provides the quickest way to deliver applications and ensure the highest levels of quality. – Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees.
CloudBees Continuous Cloud Delivery

CloudBees, Inc., the Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, has announced Continuous Cloud Delivery (CCD) — a new approach to accelerate application delivery and meet high-frequency update requirements necessary for web and mobile applications. CCD represents the fastest way for development teams to push application changes and deploy the resulting code to production, all via the cloud.

With CCD, enterprises, mobile application developers and SaaS vendors have a solution to one of their most pressing problems – delivering incremental software features and updates quickly to keep up with rapidly changing markets and maintain their competitive edge. Rather than following traditional, lengthy software release cycles, software teams must deliver software in a more agile manner. CCD addresses this need by automating the development and testing processes, ensuring that software applications are always in a ready-to-deploy state.

“Our customers have made it very clear to us, time-to-market is their most pressing business challenge,” said Sacha Labourey, CEO and founder, CloudBees. “Leveraging the CloudBees Platform, Continuous Cloud Delivery provides the quickest way to deliver applications and ensure the highest levels of quality.”

The CCD approach leverages key elements within the CloudBees PaaS to transform the application delivery process:

  • Cloud-based development ensures that all developers have visibility into code changes and application status at all times, even across teams
  • Scalability and elasticity ensure resources are instantly available
  • Repositories are centrally accessed for the sharing of source code and version control management
  • Jenkins Continuous Integration (CI) automatically incorporates code changes and processes those changes based on team-established rules
  • Ready access to development, testing and staging resources eliminates friction with IT and long waits for infrastructure resources
  • Continuous deployment means updates are pushed to production as soon as they are ready
  • Transparent deployment ensures no application downtime when updates are pushed out; transactions in process are not disrupted

In addition to the services available within the CloudBees PaaS, CloudBees’ partner ecosystem offers an extensive set of hosted services. Developers can make use of best-of-breed application testing, performance monitoring, log management, mail and database service providers among others.

To download the Continuous Cloud Delivery white paper, click here.

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CloudBees provides a Java Platform as a Service that enables Continuous Cloud Delivery (CCD), accelerating the development and deployment of web and mobile applications. CloudBees serves the needs of a wide range of businesses from small startups that need to quickly create new on-line businesses, to large IT organizations that need to rapidly respond to dynamic market opportunities. For more information, please visit www.cloudbees.com.

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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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