SEIKO Precision and GlobalSign Time Stamp Tie-up

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GlobalSign's security solutions selected to enable large scale digital signing

SEIKO Time-stamp Authority, time-stamp service

GlobalSign K.K. (jp.globalsign.com), the Japanese arm of the global Digital Certificate Security Specialist has announced that SEIKO Precision has partnered with GlobalSign to provide large scale time-stamping and digital signature solutions. SEIKO Precision will provide an accredited time-stamp service designed for GlobalSign that allows the company to develop more scalable services. The time-stamp service can be used in large-scale, large capacity digital signature solutions, an application difficult to achieve with their existing time-stamp services.

As part of the solution, GlobalSign's highly trusted Root CA will certify the SEIKO Time-stamp Authority's time-stamp service (certified by the Japan Data Communications Association as required to comply with electronic document laws), allowing the time-stamp to be incorporated into electronic documents and publicly trusted worldwide. The time stamp service certifies the date the electronic document / data was created and verifies that it has not been tampered with and can be used to protect intellectual property, medical records, email, and other electronic documents.

In future phases of the partnership, SEIKO will introduce GlobalSign's DocumentSign for Adobe Certified Document Services solution, for securing Adobe PDF documents to secure, for example, electronically distributed IR data and other information. As an authorised participant in Adobe's Certified Document Services (CDS) programme and the only provider of solutions for the Adobe CDS platform in Japan, GlobalSign's DocumentSign solution allows individual or departmental authors to digitally certify and add approval signatures to PDF documents to prove authenticity, authorship and time of creation.

Further information on GlobalSign's Trusted Root and DocumentSign services can be found at http://www.globalsign.com

For further information about Seiko Precision visit http://www.seiko-p.co.jp/E/        

About SEIKO Precision Inc.
SEIKO Precision is an operating company of SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION (est. 1881) and covers two business areas: Electronic devices business and Solution business. In the electronic devices business, the company develops advanced products including shutters for digital cameras using the company's opto-mechatronics technology and other related products in response to demand in a rapidly changing market. In the solutions business, under the slogan "Traceable Secure Solutions," the company, as a solution provider, offers necessary software and hardware to all fields in which traceability and security are required. "SEIKO Time-stamp Authority, time-stamp service" offers time-based traceability and security.

About GlobalSign
Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public certificate authority, GlobalSign offers publicly trusted SSL, including EV SSL Certificates, S/MIME and Code Signing Certificates for use on all platforms including mobile devices. Its Trusted Root solution uses the widely distributed GlobalSign Root CA certificates to provide immediate PKI trust for Microsoft CA and enterprise CAs, eliminating the costs associated with using untrusted Root Certificates. Its partnership with Adobe to provide Certified Document Services (CDS) enables secure digitally signed PDF e-documents. These core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of customers to conduct secure online transactions and data transfer, distribute tamper-proof code, and bind identities to client certificates for email security and remote two factor authentication. The company has a history of innovation within the online security market and has offices in the US, UK, Belgium, Japan, and China.

About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group, headquartered in Japan, is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. The group holds top domestic market share in domain registration, web hosting, and payment processing and provides a host of other Internet services including global online security services, e-commerce solutions, and Internet advertising to both businesses and individuals. At the centre of the group is GMO Internet, Inc. a company listed on the prestigious first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE: 9449). Please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en for further details.

For further details please contact:
Steve Waite                
GlobalSign Ltd                
+44 (0)1622 766766

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