GlobalSign to Demonstrate Online Security Solutions to Educational Institutes at NERCOMP Conference

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GlobalSign welcomes the opportunity for educational institutes to discuss their security requirements and compare their current Digital Certificate provider with GlobalSign at the NERCOMP Conference in Rhode Island March 9-10, 2010

With the increasing concerns of identity theft and phishing attacks GlobalSign plans to continue to deliver emerging security solutions to meet the needs of educational institutions and sustain its preferred digital certificate provider position

GlobalSign Inc (http://www.globalsign.com), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL and Digital Certificate security, today announced that it will be demonstrating its highly trusted online security solutions for educational institutes at the 2010 NERCOMP conference. GlobalSign has become the preferred choice digital certificate provider for thousands of educational institutions to secure university, college, and school web servers, databases, networks and electronic documents and messages.

Educational institutes across the world are today faced with increasing pressure to shift towards electronic methods of documentation and communication, including electronic documentation; transcripts and diplomas, online media lectures, chat, message boards, online web access; grades, course data, financial information and various other student to faculty communications. These communications need to be sustained on highly trusted and reliable networks not only to ensure all communications are secure, but to meet stipulated regulatory conditions surrounding student confidentially and privacy.

The role of digital certificates, initially adopted only for the purpose of exchanging secure information between web browsers and servers, has quickly expanded due to security, identity and accessibility issues revolving around technology today and the increased use of electronic documents, online communications and messaging.

As a leading digital certificate provider, GlobalSign offers a range of digital certificate solutions to meet the fast changing security needs of educational institutes including:

  •     SSL Certificates to secure campus web servers, networks, and applications
  •     Digital IDs for securing departmental Adobe PDFs, transcripts and grant applications
  •     Digital IDs for authenticating individuals to web services when updating personal files; grades, course information, financial data.
  •     Digital IDs for secure email and email encryption

While most PKI deployments are costly, complex and time consuming to implement, GlobalSign’s Managed Service for SSL (MSSL) and Enterprise PKI for Digital IDs (ePKI), overcome this predicament with a robust, easy to use, cost effective solution. GlobalSign’s MSSL provides educational institutions the ability to conveniently and quickly purchase SSL Certificates through an online web portal, reducing time spent on SSL, optimizing efficient ordering and delivery of certificates and is ideal for multi-year, multi-license, or multiple SSL requirements across the most distributed organizations. ePKI, GlobalSign’s Managed Service for Digital IDs provides a solution to easily manage digital certificates across departments and organizations to provide a secure and reliable form of document exchange and email encryption, enabling documents and messages to retain their integrity while recipients can determine the documents authenticity and authorship. Both MSSL and ePKI are managed through the GlobalSign Certificate Center (GCC), a web-based interface providing institutions a simple and convenient way to manage all Digital Certificates from one portal that can be accessed anywhere around the clock. Equipped with advanced features and tools, administrators have full control of their certificates lifecycle (issuing, reissuing, renewing, revoking), access to comprehensive reporting, user management, billing management and more.

“For over 13 years, GlobalSign has been a leader in online security for various organizations and industries and has built a strong reputation among educational institutes,” says John Murray, Director of Enterprise Sales, GlobalSign Inc. “With the increasing concerns of identity theft and phishing attacks GlobalSign plans to continue to deliver emerging security solutions to meet the needs of educational institutions and sustain its preferred digital certificate provider position.”

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

Alternatively, you can visit GlobalSign at NERCOMP Conference, (March 9th-10th Providence, Rhode Island), the annual conference where educational IT colleagues and leading figures discuss key issues relating to the use of computers, networks and information technology in education, academic research, and educational administration throughout the northeastern United States.

Please stop by our booth (#513), where live demonstrations and presentations on SSL and Digital Certificate solutions will be held throughout the conference.

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, Inc.            
1-877-SSL-GLOBAL        
press (at) globalsign (dot) com     

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