London, UK (PRWEB) March 3, 2010
GlobalSign Ltd (http://www.globalsign.co.uk), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, today announced a new partnership with Webhost4less, a newly formed web hosting provider in the UK hosting market. The partnership will allow Webhost4less to enhance their hosting solutions by bundling GlobalSign’s 2048 bit, future proof SSL Certificates as a value add, as well as offering SSL as a standalone website security product.
By adding SSL Certificates to their product range, Webhost4less can not only provide a comprehensive one stop shop service offering affordable online security solutions to the UK small and medium enterprise (SME) market , but it can also take advantage of opening up an additional and profitable revenue stream - an invaluable feature for a start up company in a very competitive market. Webhost4less therefore sought an SSL provider who could offer highly trusted and reliable SSL Certificates at affordable prices.
Webhost4less chose to partner with GlobalSign due to their highly trusted, but simplified SSL product range including additional free features not available from other providers such as Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) (to “step up” weak browser encryption to strong encryption on older browsers), plus the additional benefit of GlobalSign’s integration with WHMCS, a web hosting billing management platform. The WHMCS plug-in allows hosting companies like Webhost4less to manage and automate reselling GlobalSign SSL Certificates conveniently using the same platform they use to manage their hosting solutions. Adding GlobalSign’s SSL Certificates to their hosting portfolio required minimal implementation time, cost or resources.
“As today’s hosting market is extremely competitive, we wanted to be able to offer our customers a range of comprehensive hosting solutions including online security,” said Jim McDonald, Managing Director, Webhost4less. “As a new hosting provider entering the market, GlobalSign’s Partner Program seemed to be the best solution for us, offering a comprehensive reseller support package and ongoing training which will inevitably enable us to grow our business in the future."
“We are delighted to welcome on board our latest partner, Webhost4less, as we continue to grow our portfolio of partners worldwide,” said Steve Waite, Marketing Director, GlobalSign Ltd. “We look forward to Webhost4less taking our trusted SSL solutions to their customer base and anticipate a long and mutually beneficial partnership with this new UK hosting provider.”
Partnering with GlobalSign will enable Webhost4less to offer GlobalSign’s full range of SSL Certificates, including fast issuance Domain Validated SSL, traditional Organization Validated SSL and the newly standardised Extended Validation (EV) SSL, which activates the green address bar interface in IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari browsers. Webhost4less are also offering free SSL Certificates within their yearly business and premier hosting packages. All GlobalSign SSL Certificates are inclusive of SGC, have the option of including additional premium features (for example, Subject Alternative Names (SANs) and wildcard characters, to allow the securing of multiple sites with a single certificate) and are issued from GlobalSign’s widely distributed 2048 bit Root CA Certificate.
SSL Certificates and hosting services are currently available from Webhost4less at http://www.webhost4less.co.uk
For information about GlobalSign’s Partner Program, visit http://www.globalsign.co.uk/partners/
Founded in 2009, Webhost4 less is a UK based hosting provider, supplying small to medium sized enterprises with a competitive one stop service for their online requirements including domain names, hosting, security and email communications. Webhost4less pride themselves on their knowledge and level of customer service and provide all customers with the tools they require via a dedicated account manager.
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.
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