Ubersmith Partners with GlobalSign to Develop Fully Automated Reselling Platform for Web Hosting Providers

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Partnership to maximize ease of SSL deployment for both Ubersmith users and GlobalSign SSL certificate partners.

Our partnership with GlobalSign is an exciting and significant step to further assist our customers employ value add services for new sources of revenue in an aggressive climate of competition and economy.

¨C GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, today announced a new partnership with Ubersmith, the leading provider of complete data center, customer, and support management software for web hosting companies. The partnership will enable the development of a platform fully integrated with the GlobalSign SSL Reseller Program and its Certificate deployment systems. The integration reduces time-to-market for hosting companies adopting SSL as a value-add, and makes it easier for end customers to purchase and install SSL Certificates.    

Since 2000 Ubersmith has been focused on helping web hosting businesses of all sizes save time, increase revenue, and take control of their data center operations. "Ubersmith has become a household name among web hosts serious about gaining a clear understanding of where they are making money and how to optimize their operations" says Brendan Wovchko, Director of Business Development, Ubersmith, Inc. "Our partnership with GlobalSign is an exciting and significant step to further assist our customers employ value add services for new sources of revenue in an aggressive climate of competition and economy."

"Existing SSL partners such as Liquid Web will benefit immediately from the vast array of development opportunities provided by the Ubersmith platform," says, John Murray, Vice President of Sales, GlobalSign, Inc. "The partnership will also open up opportunities for GlobalSign to welcome new partners seeking a platform to support automated reselling of SSL Certificates."

Ubersmith currently operates two platform product levels: Ubersmith Datacenter Edition and Ubersmith Pro to meet the needs of web host, ISP, and online billing companies requiring automated billing and data-center management. Ubersmith will launch the SSL integration software update for its Ubersmith DE and Ubersmith Pro platforms in mid September. The update will include the GlobalSign ready function for all Ubersmith users. The GlobalSign ready function will enable hosting companies to resell GlobalSign SSL products instantly.

For the latest information about the Ubersmith, visit http://www.ubersmith.com.

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

About Ubersmith
Founded in 2002, Ubersmith is a leader in service provider automation. Its flagship Ubersmith Datacenter Edition is trusted by hundreds of web hosts around the world as the backbone of their operations. For more information, visit http://www.ubersmith.com.

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                        Brendan Wovchko
GlobalSign, Inc                        Ubersmith, Inc.
+1-603-570-7060                    +1-518-272-3111¡¡x2011

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