Ordre National des Infirmiers Leads the Way in Online Security with GlobalSign’s EV SSL

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French healthcare organisation uses the highest level of SSL security provided by GlobalSign

“We are very pleased to see Ordre national des infirmiers lead the way in the French healthcare industry by adopting the most advanced type of SSL Certificate to protect their members’ privacy..."

GlobalSign NV/SA (http://www.globalsign.eu), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Certificate security, today announced that Ordre national des infirmiers (ONI, French Order of Nurses) has chosen to implement GlobalSign’s strongest and most advanced level of SSL Certificate, Extended Validation (EV) SSL, on its customer-facing website http://www.ordre-infirmiers.fr, to secure its online registrations and payment transaction pages. Regulations in the French healthcare sector are becoming more stringent to ensure that confidential information is protected online and data privacy is complied with at all times. As a result, an increasing number of organisations are choosing to adopt SSL as part of their website security measures, in order to meet emerging regulatory frameworks.

Health organisations with an online presence are increasingly recognising the need to secure websites, VPN networks, webmail and other next generation services, to protect their users’ confidential data in the face of ever-increasing online security threats. The confidentiality laws in force in the French healthcare industry work to protect medical data stored on IT hardware or transmitted electronically. Using the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol helps organisations by providing a secure channel between two machines operating over the Internet or internal network, ensuring all medical and other sensitive data transmitted is encrypted and protected from prying eyes.

Ordre national des infirmiers chose to implement the most advanced type of SSL security,EV SSL, to protect website pages which collect personal information including their registration and payment pages, ensuring that critical customer data and credit card information remains fully secure. End users are alerted to the presence of SSL via the https connection and yellow padlock and in the case of Extended SSL this is reinforced by the address bar glowing green in the latest browsers. As well as protecting customers’ data, the implementation of EV SSL also gives users additional trust and confidence in the ONI organisation, as the full organisation details are displayed in the browser as well as the Issuing Authority.

“The Healthcare industry is a challenging environment with increased pressure on organisations to provide effective security, whilst meeting strict budgets and regulations,” said Paul Tourret, managing director, GlobalSign NV/SA. “We are very pleased to see Ordre national des infirmiers lead the way in the French healthcare industry by adopting the most advanced type of SSL Certificate to protect their members’ privacy and we hope to see other organisations follow with this level of security in the very near future.”

By offering a simplified, competitively priced, feature-packed range of SSL Certificates, with free inclusion of Server Gated Cryptography and unlimited server licensing, GlobalSign enables the strongest levels of SSL to be accessible to all sizes of organisation. GlobalSign also offers a range of other dedicated digital certificate solutions highly beneficial to the healthcare sector including DocumentSign Digital IDs for secure exchange of authentic electronic PDF documents, as well as PersonalSign Digital IDs for secure authentication, digitally signing and encrypting emails and signing Microsoft Office documents.
For more information on EV SSL please visit http://www.globalsign.eu/ssl/buy-ssl-certificates/extended-validation-ssl.

To see a GlobalSign Extended SSL Certificate in operation please visit https://paiementenligne.ordre-infirmiers.fr/

For further information about l’Ordre national des infirmiers visit http://www.ordre-infirmiers.fr

About Ordre national des infirmiers
Ordre national des infirmiers was created following the law of 21 December 2006 and given the following missions: to maintain professional ethics for patients; to ensure that the requirements of "competence, ethics and independence" established by the legislator are fulfilled; to defend the independence and honour of the profession; to contribute to the promotion of quality care and public health by enhancing the professional competence and organising the assessment of nurse practices; to offer advice when necessary to colleagues and their patients; to offer advice to the government on technical nursing subjects; to track the professional demographics regarding healthcare requirements; to organise "mutual support" between nurses and to promote the profession.

About GlobalSign
Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public certificate authority, GlobalSign offers publicly trusted SSL Certificates, EV SSL, Managed SSL Services, S/MIME email security and 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 centre of the group is GMO Internet, Inc. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en for further details.

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