International Certificate Authority and SSL Provisioning Pioneer, GlobalSign Opens Office in the Philippines

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GlobalSign continues Asia Pacific expansion with opening of local sales and support services in anticipation of surge in local online security demand.

By setting up a local sales office, we intend to become the Certificate Authority of choice in the Philippines and educate the online public to raise awareness of the importance of securing data.

GMO GlobalSign (http://www.globalsign.com.sg) one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in Digital Certificate security, today officially announced the opening of its Philippine sales office to cater to the increasing online security needs of the local market.    
GlobalSign was established over 15 years ago as one of the world's first public Certification Authorities and SSL providers, and joined GMO Internet Group in October 2006. The new Philippines office will help fuel GlobalSign’s expansion in the Asia Pacific region, while complementing existing regional operations across North America, Europe, China and Australia.

The Philippines, one of the most technologically aggressive societies in Asia, is expected to experience a boost in demand for online security services. A recent survey* by leading Philippines newspaper, The Philippine Star has also revealed that internet usage in the country has overtaken Filipinos' access to traditional media such as radio and print. However, many still hesitate to completely embrace Internet activities such as ecommerce and online banking due to security concerns.

GlobalSign aims to facilitate access to the latest security technology in the Philippines through the opening of a new local office. Organizations with an online presence, in all business sectors including education, are increasingly recognizing the need to secure websites, online transactions, webmail and other next generation services, to protect themselves and their website users in the face of ever-increasing online security threats. Philippine companies can now benefit from proximity to highly qualified local sales personnel for exploratory meetings and presentations.

"We live up to our commitment of providing reliable online security products and constantly strive to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction – this is what we value most." said Ichiro Chujo, Group Chief Executive Officer, GlobalSign. "By setting up a local sales office, we intend to become the Certificate Authority of choice in the Philippines and educate the online public to raise awareness of the importance of securing data. It is our dedication that will ultimately drives GlobalSign's success in this market."

GlobalSign's simplified, competitively priced, feature-packed range of SSL certificates support Wildcard technology and Subject Alternative Names for securing multiple sites with a single certificate. In addition, all certificates are issued from the widely distributed 2048 bit GlobalSign Root CA certificate to provide the most trusted level of encryption currently available. GlobalSign also offers a range of other dedicated digital certificate solutions including PDF Signing Digital IDs for secure exchange of authentic electronic PDF documents, as well as PersonalSign Digital IDs for digitally signing and encrypting emails and signing Microsoft Office documents.

*:The Philippines Star, January 31, 2012

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, China and Singapore.

GMO Internet Group

GMO Internet Group is one of the most comprehensive providers of industry-leading Internet services worldwide. As well as domain registration, web hosting, ecommerce, and payment processing businesses that each hold the top share in their respective markets in Japan, services operated by the group include Internet advertising, search engine marketing and research. Global online security brand GlobalSign and major Japanese online securities brokerage, GMO CLICK Securities are also group members. In 2011 a new Social Media & Smartphone Platform segment was established bringing together group initiatives in social apps development, flash marketing and Android apps distribution. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en for more information.

For further details please contact:
GMO GlobalSign Philippines
Tel: +63 2-8225589
pr-apac(at)globalsign(dot)com

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