UK Web Hosting Provider Progresses Partnership with GlobalSign

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XILO Communications continues to successfully increase SSL sales, a year since joining Reseller Partner Program

Switching to GlobalSign has allowed us to offer a wide range of SSL Certificates from a locally based CA, all with advanced features that aren’t always available from all SSL Providers

GMO GlobalSign Ltd (http://www.globalsign.co.uk), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialist in SSL Partner Programs, today announces that existing partner XILO Communications Ltd (http://www.xilo.net), a UK web hosting and Internet services company has advanced its SSL reselling capabilities to become a GlobalSign Gold Partner. Benefiting from numerous additional partner features, XILO Communications can continue to increase its reselling potential, whilst further expanding this additional revenue stream.

XILO Communications first joined GlobalSign’s Partner Program back in January 2009, following a review of their existing partnership with an alternative SSL Provider after a number of security concerns. XILO Communications chose to switch to GlobalSign to benefit from its highly trusted and feature-packed SSL Certificate range, as well as from its growing brand reputation and high level of customer service. This decision allowed them to complement their existing product portfolio of shared hosting, reseller hosting, virtual servers, dedicated servers, broadband and domain name solutions, by offering GlobalSign SSL Certificates, as a value add, or standalone product to new and existing customers.

Throughout the first year of reselling SSL Certificates, demand from customers continued to rise and in 2011 XILO Communications decided to progress to GlobalSign’s Gold Partner level. GlobalSign’s Gold Partners benefit from advanced program features including implementation of an automated renewals system, as well as a listing on the GlobalSign website. Other unique Partner Program features comprise of a dedicated account manager able to assist in all commercial aspects, and a marketing representative to help position and price SSL on partner websites and provide free resources and promotional materials such as press releases, HTML templates, campaign and advertising support, and creative input to drive SSL Sales. GlobalSign also prides itself on being able to provide 24/7 partner support and XILO Communications continues to benefit from this resource.

“Switching to GlobalSign has allowed us to offer a wide range of SSL Certificates from a locally based CA, all with advanced features that aren’t always available from all SSL Providers. By positioning SSL Certificates as a standalone product alongside our core solutions, we are able to match the individual requirements of our customers, as well as attract a wider audience,” says Matt Martin, Managing Director, XILO Communications Ltd. “GlobalSign’s Program also provides us with the extra recognition that goes alongside reselling a trusted provider’s range of SSL, strengthening our brand as well as helping our customers and their end customers alike feel more secure online.”

“We are delighted that after only a year in the program, XILO Communications has already decided to step up their participation and become a Gold-Level partner”, said Paul Tourret, Managing Director, GMO GlobalSign Ltd. “With our account management, sales and marketing expertise we hope to continue successfully driving Partner sales. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with this leading Internet Solutions Provider.”

GlobalSign’s full range of SSL Certificates is currently available from XILO Communications at: http://www.xilo.net/secure_ssl_certificates

For more information about GlobalSign’s Partner Program please visit: http://www.globalsign.co.uk/partners/ssl-resell/

About XILO Communications Ltd
As a UK based web hosting and Internet services organisation, XILO Communications offers a wide range of services including shared hosting, reselling hosting, virtual servers, dedicated servers, broadband and domain names. Established over 7 years ago offering basic shared hosting and reseller hosting, XILO Communication has successfully built its brand and reputation to become an established web hosting provider, supplying reliable, cost effective hosting solutions to customer all over the world and has been voted as the best “UK Reseller Hosting provider” by the Web Host Directory.

About GlobalSign
Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public certificate authority, GlobalSign offers publicly trusted SSL Certificates, EV SSL, Managed SSL Services, Code Signing for use on all platforms including mobile devices. Its Trusted Root solution uses the widely embedded GlobalSign Root CA certificates to provide immediate PKI trust for Microsoft Certificate Services and Internal PKI, eliminating the costs of using untrusted Root Certificates. Its partnership with Adobe to provide Certified Document Services (CDS) enables secure digitally signed PDF documents, certified transcripts and e-invoices. These core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of authenticated customers to conduct secure online transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online identities for secure email and access control. The company has a history of innovation within the online security industry and has offices in the US, UK, Belgium, Japan, and China.

GMO Internet Group    
GMO Internet Group is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. The group is the top provider of domain registration, web hosting, ecommerce, and payment processing solutions in Japan and operates a host of other Internet services including global online security services, search engine marketing and online securities trading. At the center of the group is GMO Internet, Inc. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en for further details.

For further details please contact:

Steve Waite                         
GMO GlobalSign Ltd.                        
+44 (0) 1622 766766 / +32 16 891900                 
press(at)globalsign(dot)com

Matt Martin
XILO Communications Ltd
0345 468 0005
sales(at)xilo(dot)net

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