GlobalSign’s Lila Kee Named a “Power 100 Women of the Channel” by CRN Magazine

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CRN Magazine recognizes Lila Kee as a Power 100 Women of the Channel for her achievements this year throughout the IT security channel.

Authentication. Security. Trust

Authentication. Security. Trust

Lila is not only a wealth of knowledge and leading mind in the industry, but also an amazing person to work with. Her passion for her work is infectious. She is a great role model and someone we can all aspire to.

GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in online security, today announced that Lila Kee, Chief Product Officer and Vice President of US Business Development, has been recognized as a Power 100 Woman of the Channel by CRN Magazine. The "Who's Who" list recognizes female executives for their accomplishments over the past year, based on their achievements and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel. This year’s Women of the Channel were chosen by the editors of CRN Magazine from a field of vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers.

As Chief Product Officer and Vice President of US Business Development, Lila is constantly looking for ways to optimize GlobalSign’s security offerings, forging strategic partnerships with other industry leaders to bring the most cutting edge security solutions to the channel. Over the past year, Lila led the Product Development strategy and implementation of GlobalSign’s channel-ready client certificates as a service offering. GlobalSign resellers and partners can now extend publically trusted digital credentials required for securing code, encrypting email, digitally signing documents and utilizing the online authentication capabilities of browsers and VPN to individuals and entities.

Lila introduced three main product types: PersonalSign, DocumentSign, and Code Signing certificates through the GlobalSign Certificate Center (GCC) partner portal, equipping resellers with an easy method to register, provision, and manage digital IDs ordered on behalf of their customers. But it was Lila’s vision for making digital signature security available to electronic document workflow service providers that has established her as a true leader in her field. Lila was instrumental in creating and delivering Adobe Certified Document Services, (CDS) for service providers to host on behalf of Enterprise customers as a value added service to document work-flow and management activities already provided. Adding a secure signature to high stake documents associated with healthcare, financial transactions, and government services was a natural extension to these service providers.

“This year’s Power 100 Women of the Channel list honors the most successful and influential women in the IT channel – a traditionally male-centric industry. The Power 100 list is an elite subset of our annual Women of the Channel list, which recognizes the 100 most influential women of the channel based on their overall achievements, and their influence in the technology industry,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.

“We are so proud and excited for Lila to receive this honor,” said Motoo Noda, Chief Executive Officer, GMO GlobalSign Inc. “Lila is not only a wealth of knowledge and leading mind in the industry, but also an amazing person to work with. Her passion for her work is infectious. She is a great role model and someone we can all aspire to.”

The Power 100 Women of the Channel will be listed on CRN.com. The overall Women of the Channel list will appear in the July 2011 issue of CRN Magazine.

About Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com.

About GMO 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.

About 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.

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