Liquid Web Chooses GlobalSign's SSL Partner Program

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Leading web hosting company, Liquid Web chooses GlobalSign to offer customers reliable security and cost effective SSL Certificates.

With security concerns and compliance issues rising, more and more web-hosting companies receive requests from their current customers for additional security solutions or an all inclusive web-solution

GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, today announced a new partnership with Liquid Web, a leading provider of premium web hosting products and data center infrastructure. The newly formed partnership will allow customers to purchase SSL Certificates in conjunction with their current web hosting solutions, providing convenience and ease for many customers who would normally have to purchase from two separate companies.

As a leader in the professional web hosting market, Liquid Web chose to seek out a leading SSL provider who could offer both cost effective and reliable SSL security solutions. Liquid Web will be offering GlobalSign's SSL Certificates bundled together within their existing hosting packages, allowing Liquid Web to enhance their current offerings while showing customers a strong commitment to continually providing superior and dependable web-hosting solutions. The partnership will enable Liquid Web to offer all three types of SSL Certificates, the fast issuance Domain Validation SSL, traditional Organization Validation SSL, and the newly standardized Extended Validation EV SSL, which activates the green address bar interface in IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari browsers.

"We chose GlobalSign based on reliability, cost and overall ROI," said Travis Stoliker, Marketing Director of Liquid Web. "Our customers have increasing security concerns which prompted us to find a provider who could offer the most reliable and cost effective SSL security solution."

"With security concerns and compliance issues rising, more and more web-hosting companies receive requests from their current customers for additional security solutions or an all inclusive web-solution," says Katsuo Chujo, Marketing Director, GlobalSign Inc. "GlobalSign's partner program allows web solution providers the ability to generate a new revenue stream from a competitive product line by offering a product their customers require and already buy from elsewhere."

Liquid Web currently offers three web hosting package levels; Standard, Webmaster, and Professional, all designed for clients who need bulletproof reliability and support at an affordable rate. Liquid Web chose to bundle together GlobalSign's SSL Certificates into their Professional web hosting package which is the most robust out of the three. Liquid Web also intends on becoming a Platinum Partner to take advantage of deeper pricing discounts, enhanced product development and additional sales and marketing resources including a co-branded site seal. The co-branded site seal will display both Liquid Web and GlobalSign's logo to help educate web visitors on the security technology employed to protect transactions performed on the website, which are securely encrypted with GlobalSign's strong SSL technology. All GlobalSign SSL Certificates are inclusive of Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) (to "step up" weak browser encryption to strong encryption on older browsers), and are issued from the widely distributed 2048 bit GlobalSign Root CA Certificate.

GlobalSign SSL Certificates are available immediately at http://www.liquidweb.com.

For information on GlobalSign's partner program, please visit http://www.globalsign.com/partners/

About Liquid Web
Liquid Web Inc. (http://www.LiquidWeb.com) is a privately held managed web hosting company founded in 1997, with three wholly owned data center facilities located in Lansing, Michigan. Liquid Web is a leader in the professional web hosting market with an unwavering dedication to providing the best hosting products available. Liquid Web has over 20,000 clients served in over 120 countries and has assembled a world class Heroic Support staff and a proactive Sonar Server Monitoring team who is professionally educated and easily accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Liquid Web received the INC.5000 Fastest Growing Companies award in 2007 and 2008.

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                    Travis Stoliker            
GlobalSign, Inc                Liquid Web                    
+1-603-570-7060                1-800-580-4985                

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