Actinic Selects GlobalSign for Extended Validation SSL Certificates

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GlobalSign (http://www.globalsign.com), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Certificate security has today announced that it has been selected by Actinic Software Ltd, the UK's leading ecommerce software solutions provider, to secure its online payments system.

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By implementing EV SSL, not only is Actinic leading the way in how ecommerce enablers can protect their brand from phishing attacks, but also show a firm commitment to protecting customers from these same threats.

GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Certificate security has today announced that it has been selected by Actinic Software Ltd, the UK's leading ecommerce software solutions provider, to secure its online payments system using GlobalSign's Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates. EV SSL, the latest advancement in SSL technology, enables browsers to activate the new Green Address Bar, a new security information area that visibly shows website visitors the current web site is truly secure, trusted and an authentic organisation.

As Actinic's core business is the online market it is crucial they remain one step ahead of today's potential security threats (including phishing attacks, credit card fraud and identity theft). With the development of Actinic's new online payment system, enabling small and medium sized companies to process credit card transactions online whilst being Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant, it is ever more critical that Actinic's customer payment gateway remains secure.

With the introduction of the new EV SSL Certificate and their support by major browsers, Actinic decided to adopt this standard from the outset - protecting all three of its payment web sites with the highest levels of SSL technology. The decision to switch to GlobalSign from another leading Certificate Authority was due to GlobalSign's global credibility, simplified product range, superior SSL Certificate features, competitive pricing, as well as dedication to account management and localised customer support.

"Actinic's success is heavily reliant on the level of trust that we can provide to our clients and their customers" said Bruce Townsend, Marketing Manager, Actinic. "With the ever increasing security threats impacting customer confidence, GlobalSign's EV SSL Certificates easily reveals to customers that we operate secure websites and are the authentic Actinic organization."

"We congratulate Actinic on its adoption of GlobalSign's EV SSL security," commented Steve Waite, Marketing Director, GlobalSign, "By implementing EV SSL, not only is Actinic leading the way in how ecommerce enablers can protect their brand from phishing attacks, but also show a firm commitment to protecting customers from these same threats."

For more information on GlobalSign's EV SSL Certificates and to see EV SSL in operation please visit http://uk.globalsign.com/digital_certificate/ev-ssl-certificate/index.htm. To compare the GlobalSign EV SSL offering with the other major EV SSL providers, please visit http://uk.globalsign.com/digital_certificate/extended_validation_ssl/compare.htm.

About Actinic Software Ltd.
Founded in 1996, Actinic Software Ltd is a specialist developer and provider of ecommerce products for small to medium sized businesses and a leading supplier of electronic point of sale (EPOS) and multi-channel retail technology. As the UK's ecommerce software market leader, Actinic provides software solutions for thousands of retailers, on and offline. Headquartered in Surrey, UK, Actinic consists of over 55 employees in 6 countries.

About GlobalSign
Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public certificate authority, GlobalSign offers publicly trusted SSL, including new Extended Validation SSL Certificates, S/MIME and Code Signing Certificates for use on all Windows platforms including Mobile. The GlobalSign Trusted Root program allows the widely distributed and highly trusted GlobalSign root CA certificates to provide immediate trust for Microsoft CA and other inhouse CA users, thereby eliminating the costs associated with supporting non-trusted root CA certificates within an enterprise. These core GlobalSign solutions allow its thousands of enterprise customers to conduct secure online transactions and data submission, and provide tamper-proof distributable code as well as being able to bind identities to client certificates for email security and remote two factor authentication, such as SSL VPNs. The company has a rich history of innovation within the online security market and operates sales and support offices in the US, UK, Belgium, Japan, and China with services available in a number of European and Asian languages.

About GMO Internet Inc.
GMO Internet Inc. (CEO Masatoshi Kumagai) is headquartered in Tokyo and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section (Code: 9449). Its Internet based business areas include Internet infrastructure and media. Further details can be found at http://www.gmo.jp/en/ and Mr Kumagai's profile can be found at http://gmo.jp/en/profile/message.html.

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