GlobalSign Expands Digital Certificate Portfolio for Channel Partners

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GlobalSign to offer the most comprehensive Digital Certificate product range available through any Partner Program, further maximising the reselling opportunity to new and existing partners

GMO GlobalSign Ltd. (http://www.globalsign.co.uk), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and leading providers of Digital Certificates worldwide, today announced that it has expanded its product portfolio available to channel partners to include its full range of Client Certificates. In addition to partners being able to resell SSL Certificates to secure customer websites, GlobalSign has expanded the reseller opportunity by enabling partners to offer customers Digital Certificates for securing code, encrypting email, digitally signing documents and utilising the online authentication capabilities of browsers and VPNs.

GlobalSign now offers the most comprehensive range of Digital Certificates available via any partner program in its industry, consisting of:

  • SSL – activates the browser padlock and green bar and signifies to consumers the connection with the website they are visiting is secure
  • Code Signing - enables developers to digitally sign (virtual world equivalent of shrink wrapping) and bind their authenticated publisher identity to the software they distribute
  • PersonalSign - enables users to digitally sign and encrypt email using mail clients like Microsoft® Outlook®, digitally sign Microsoft Office® documents, as well as authenticate to online resources via browser based VPNs
  • DocumentSign - enables users to digitally sign Adobe PDF documents to prove authenticity, authorship, and time of creation.

GlobalSign’s leading on-demand Digital Certificate management platform, known as the GlobalSign Certificate Center (GCC), provides partners with a single Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform to manage the application, issuance and renewal for their customer’s Digital Certificate requirements. Existing SSL Certificate resellers will see additional features within their account allowing them to resell all types of Client Certificates, whilst new resellers upon sign up will be given access to a new GCC account enabling them to start reselling certificates easily, quickly and effectively. Via GlobalSign’s Certificate Center, partners can also benefit from centralised purchasing and reporting functions, granular user management (essential for organisations with distributed departments) and simplified ordering and renewal processes.

“Since the launch of our SSL Reselling program back in July 2007, we have seen an unprecedented number of partners, large and small alike, take advantage of the business opportunities that reselling GlobalSign’s industry leading SSL Certificates has to offer”, said Lila Kee, Vice President of Product Development, GlobalSign. “By expanding our channel portfolio to include Client Certificates we hope to attract a wider channel audience who can benefit from integrating GlobalSign’s security solutions into their core product range, favourably positioning themselves against their industry specific competition.”

Verticals like Consultants, Integrators and Independent Software Vendors will now be able to benefit from the variety of Client Certificates available for resale. For example companies consulting on FDA ESG document submission practices can directly offer PersonalSign Digital IDs that can be used during the submission process, or Developers building client applications can directly offer Code Signing Certificates used for securing their clients’ code, and Engineering and Construction Consultants can directly offer DocumentSign solutions typically used to digitally sign engineering and product PDFs.

Existing GlobalSign partners will also immediately reap the benefits of implementing additional Digital Certificates within their product portfolios, as brands become more competitive, substantial revenue opportunities are opened, and the amount of revenue received per customer maximised – all with minimal costs and fast go-to-market. GlobalSign’s Pay As You Go, no commit purchasing scheme, web based certificate management interface and comprehensive marketing support, furthermore enhance the channel reselling opportunity that GlobalSign has to offer, aiding its proven success within the Digital Certificate Market.

For information about GlobalSign’s Partner Program and the full range of Digital Certificates now available to resell through the channel, visit http://www.globalsign.co.uk/partners

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. Please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en for further details.

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