GlobalSign Enters Partnership with Vietnam's Only Government Licensed Public Certificate Authority

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Business agreement between GlobalSign and V-SIGN marks the beginning of a dynamic partnership that will explore CA projects in Vietnam.

GMO Hosting & Security subsidiary and Digital Certificate service operator, GlobalSign today announced that it has formed a business partnership and signed a deal with V-SIGN, the co-operator of the only public Certificate Authority (CA) for government in Vietnam, licensed under Vietnamese electronic signature law.

Currently, Vietnam is investing significantly in the development and deployment of e-Government solutions. The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has a number of projects underway and their Digital Certificate infrastructure is essential to providing e-Government security. The VNPT alliance, the only digital authentication service provider licensed under Vietnamese electronic signature law to operate a public CA, is committed to providing substantial CA operations.

Under the deal between the two companies GlobalSign will provide V-SIGN with Certificate Authority operational support and wide-ranging consultation services. The business agreement between GlobalSign and V-SIGN marks the beginning of a dynamic partnership that will explore CA projects in Vietnam.

With a proven track record of over ten years, GlobalSign has previously provided e-Government solutions for Belgium and New Zealand. The new V-SIGN alliance will allow GlobalSign to offer Certificate Authority construction and operational support.

For further information about GlobalSign's range of solutions for Government Authorities please visit http://www.globalsign.co.uk/solutions/industry-solutions/government.html

V-SIGN (Vietnam Digital Signature Authentication Corporation)
V-SIGN, co-operator of the Certificate Authority providing government use authentication services, in partnership with VDC, a subsidiary of VNPT. A government licensed public CA, V-SIGN issues certificates that secure tax documents and strengthen the security of government systems.

NCS (NCS Solutions Corporation)
NCS Corporation is a top ICT Solutions and Services Provider. The Vietnam-based corporation is focused on software outsourcing, telecommunications services and
e-Government services and has offices in Japan and America.

VNPT (Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group)
A wholly government owned major corporation whose core operations include post and communications. Affiliated companies provide services in the fields of domestic, international and mobile communications.

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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