Black Lotus Communication Chooses GlobalSign’s SSL Certificates to Enhance Protection Offerings

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Partnership will offer Black Lotus customers reliable security, protection including cost effective SSL Certificates to protect their websites and servers.

GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, today announced a new partnership with Black Lotus Communications, a leading provider of DDoS protection, managed hosting and unmanaged dedicated servers. The newly formed partnership will allow Black Lotus to enhance their leading protection solutions by offering GlobalSign’s highly trusted, future proof SSL Certificates.

Since 1999, implementing robust and cost effective DDoS protective solutions has been the foundation of Black Lotus Communications. Black Lotus Communications has since expanded their service portfolio to include everything needed to protect websites, servers and hosting environments. By adding SSL Certificates to their portfolio, Black Lotus will not only enhance its protection services, but will truly offer customers a one-stop-shop online security service.

Black Lotus sought an SSL provider who could offer highly trusted and reliable SSL Certificates, but at an affordable cost as the company’s business model revolves around delivering high grade solutions at economical prices. Black Lotus chose GlobalSign for the highly trusted range of value add GlobalSign SSL Certificates, and will enjoy the extra benefits of GlobalSign’s integration with the Ubersmith web hosting billing management platform. The Ubersmith integration allows Black Lotus to manage and automate SSL Certificate reselling from the same Ubersmith platform they already use to manage their existing portfolio. Adding the GlobalSign SSL Certificate range to their portfolio will provide Black Lotus an additional revenue stream with a fast time to market.

“Black Lotus needed a partnership with a Certificate Authority who offered strong, future-proof SSL at reasonable prices, and GlobalSign ticked all the boxes,” said Jeff Lyon, President of Black Lotus Communications. “Adding GlobalSign’s SSL Certificates to our protection offerings will allow us to strategically differentiate ourselves and provide immediate one-stop-shop benefits for our valued customer base.”

“We are delighted to add a leading DDoS protection solutions company such as Black Lotus Communications to our portfolio of partners and extend our SSL solutions to an expanded audience,” says Katsuo Chujo, Marketing Director, GlobalSign. “This new partnership, will enable Black Lotus to provide customers with dynamic protection solutions built around the highest levels of trust and security.”

Black Lotus will offer GlobalSign’s feature packed SSL range, including fast issuance Domain Validated SSL, traditional Organization Validated SSL and EV SSL, the newly standardized SSL which activates the green address bar interface in IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari browsers. GlobalSign’s SSL Certificates will be included in Black Lotus hosting and server bundle packages. 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.

For more information about Black Lotus, please visit http://www.blacklotus.net .

For information on GlobalSign’s Partner Program, please visit http://globalsign.com/partners/

About Black Lotus Communications
Black Lotus Communications is first and leading in distributed denial-of-service protection solutions. The company was the first to market a commercially viable DDoS protection solution and provides protected hosting services, web proxies, IP tunnels, and the ecologically friendly LotusCloud VM, a dedicated server environment that is 16 times more efficient than its bare metal counterpart.

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 Certificate s 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 center 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, Inc            
1-603-570-7060                                

Jeffrey Lyons
Black Lotus Communications
1-800-789-1977

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