GlobalSign Demonstrates iOS Device Authentication Solution for the Enterprise

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New iOS Identity Certificates allow organisations to control mobile device access to key business applications

The increased risk that come with mobile devices accessing corporate networks will be a hot topic here at InfoSec in London this week, and we believe GlobalSign’s iOS Identity Certificates are a perfect fit for the “bring your own device era.

GlobalSign (http://www.globalsign.co.uk), one of the leading providers of Digital Certificates worldwide, is pleased to be able to demonstrate its new iOS Identity Certificates for iOS Device Authentication at Infosecurity Europe 2012, London. iOS Identity Certificates are designed specifically for use with iOS devices (iPad, iTouch, iPhone, etc.) to allow two-factor authentication to control access to corporate business services such as Exchange, ActiveSync, VPNs, WPA2, and Enterprise Wi-Fi networks.

Mobile devices have long been indispensable tools for any Enterprise or employee. The consumerisation of non-PC devices has led to a huge increase in the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) culture within today’s business, with IT managers struggling to balance security with executive driven mandates to increase productivity by allowing such devices access to corporate networks.

iOS devices are now dominant in the workplace, accessing cloud services at nearly double the rate of Android. This is not unexpected given that Mobile/Tablet Operating System Trends (March 2012) data by NetMarketShare showed iOS had a 59.87% market share compared with 18.66% by Android. While this increased level of connectivity is beneficial for the Enterprise, opening sensitive business services to mobile device users creates serious security risks and vulnerabilities that must be addressed.

GlobalSign's iOS Authentication solution mitigates these risks by allowing two-factor, certificate-based authentication. Network Administrators can issue Identity Certificates to known mobile devices, allowing users to access business services without relinquishing employee control of their mobile devices. The solution also allows administrators to ensure devices follow basic security policies, such as activation and minimum requirements for passcodes.
iOS Identity Certificates are managed via GlobalSign’s Enterprise PKI (ePKI) solution, a robust SaaS platform for managing multiple Digital Certificates. Key benefits to the ePKI service include:

– Easy management of Certificate lifecycles (issuing, revoking, cancelling, reissuing, etc.)
– Streamlined distribution of configuration profiles using the iPhone configuration utility,
        including passcode policies, Wi-Fi, VPNs, Exchange ActiveSync, or applications
– Simplified Certificate delivery with over-the-air enrolment

"The increased risk that come with mobile devices accessing corporate networks will be a hot topic here at InfoSec in London this week, and we believe GlobalSign’s iOS Identity Certificates are a perfect fit for the “bring your own device era", said Lila Kee, Chief Product Officer, GlobalSign." Organisations need a simple, cost-effective device authentication solution that allows IT managers to balance employee desire to use their iOS devices for work and the need to protect against unauthorised access to business applications."

Enterprises can purchase iOS Identity Certificates for as few as 5 users, starting at an introductory pricing of £145 per year. Other volume pricing and validity periods are available; please contact GlobalSign directly to learn more.

For more information on GlobalSign's iOS Authentication solution, please visit http://www.globalsign.co.uk/ios-authentication/ or visit Stand C81 at Infosecurity, Earls Court, London 24-26 April 2012 for live demonstrations.

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 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. is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en for more information.
For further details please contact:

Steve Waite
GMO GlobalSign Ltd.
+44 1622 766766
press@globalsign.com

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