GlobalSign Offers Europe-wide Educational Discounts on Managed SSL Services

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50% off on SSL Managed Service (MSSL) to enable cost-effective and effortless management of multiple educational level SSL Certificates

And our recent move to offer 50% discounts on our managed SSL offering to European educational institutions goes to show our continued commitment to delivering the strongest security to a market where security is more essential than ever.

GlobalSign Ltd, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Certificate security, today announced that it will be offering special promotional pricing to all EU educational institutions that adopt its SSL Managed Service, a solution designed to facilitate the easy management of multiple SSL Certificates across numerous departments. Over the years GlobalSign has become the preferred SSL Provider choice for thousands of European educational institutions to secure university, college and school web servers and databases. Institutions such as the London School of Economics, Oxford University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Université de Gent all rely on the widespread trust, high compatibility rates and strong security that GlobalSign SSL Certificates have to offer.

With Universities being mostly distributed across numerous campuses and geographical locations, many IT departments are responsible for their own SSL purchasing and billing which can be timely and costly. GlobalSign's managed SSL service overcomes this by enabling centralised purchasing to benefit from lower costs. Departments are able to use a unique public ordering page to place Certificate orders and the institution retains full control over departmental security budget allocations and consequently the approval of orders via one or more account Administrators.

Other key features of GlobalSign'S SSL Managed Service include:

  • Pre-vetting of domains to allow instant issuance -on-demand immediate Certificate issuance around the clock, every day of the year
  • Advanced account administration and approval based service based model - allows Administrators to create users with granular privileges
  • Access to all GlobalSign Digital Certificate types in a single interface - including PersonalSign Digital IDs for secure email, authentication and Microsoft Office document security, Code Signing Certificates and DocumentSign for secure departmental Adobe PDFs or transcripts
  • Full billing management and auditing - to download invoices, quotes and reports

"GlobalSign has been serving the educational market since 1996 where over the last 13 years we have built an enviable reputation for our position as the preferred Digital Certificate provider to the educational market", said Steve Waite, Marketing Director, GlobalSign EMEA. "And our recent move to offer 50% discounts on our managed SSL offering to European educational institutions goes to show our continued commitment to delivering the strongest security to a market where security is more essential than ever."

All GlobalSign SSL Certificates are issued from a trusted 2048 bit Root CA Certificate, are trusted by all browsers and applications and are inclusive of free SGC Security (to "step up" weak 40 bit browser to server connections to strong 128 bit). They also have the option of including additional custom features including Subject Alternative Names (SANs) and Wildcard characters to allow the securing of multiple domains, sub domains, IP Addresses and hostnames with a single certificate.

For further information about how your education institution can manage SSL Certificates more effectively and considerably reduce its SSL costs visit:
http://www.globalsign.eu/solutions/industry-solutions/education.html

About GlobalSign
Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public Certificate Authority, GlobalSign offers publicly trusted SSL, EV SSL Certificates, S/MIME and Code Signing for all platforms including mobile devices. Its Trusted Root solution uses the widely distributed GlobalSign Root Certificate Authority to provide immediate PKI trust for Microsoft CA and enterprise CAs, eliminating the costs associated with using untrusted Root Certificate Authorities. Its partnership with Adobe to provide Certified Document Services (CDS) enables secure PDF documents using digital signatures. These core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of customers to conduct secure online transactions, distribute tamper-proof code, PDF and Microsoft Office documents, and bind identities to digital 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            
press(at)globalsign.com

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