GlobalSign Launches iOS Device Authentication Solution for Enterprises

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

iOS Authentication

iOS Authentication

By offering an easy to implement and cost-effective device authentication solution, they allow organizations to balance employee desire to use their own iOS devices for work and the need to protect against unauthorized access to key business applications.

GlobalSign, one of the leading providers of Digital Certificates worldwide, today announced the launch of iOS Identity Certificates for iOS Authentication. iOS Identity Certificates are Digital Certificates designed specifically for the use with iOS devices (iPad, iTouch, iPhone, etc) to allow Certificate-based authentication to control access to corporate business services such as Exchange, ActiveSync, VPNs, WPA2, and Enterprise Wi-Fi networks.

Every day the number of Enterprises and employees relying on iOS devices to conduct business is increasing, giving Enterprises and users flexibility to stay connected whether in the office or on the road. 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 certificate-based authentication. Network Administrators can issue Certificates to approved mobile devices, allowing users to access business services without relinquishing employee control of their mobile devices.

iOS identity Certificates are packaged as an Enterprise PKI (ePKI) solution, using GlobalSign’s 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 enrollment

“The threat network access via mobile devices poses to organizations was a hot topic at many security conferences this year, including RSA and EWF,” said Lila Kee, Chief Product Officer, GlobalSign US. “We believe our iOS Identity Certificates are a perfect fit for the ‘bring your own device’ era. By offering an easy to implement and cost-effective device authentication solution, they allow organizations to balance employee desire to use their own iOS devices for work and the need to protect against unauthorized access to key business applications.”

Organizations can purchase iOS Identity Certificates for as few as 5 users starting at an introductory pricing of $425/ per year for 1 year validity certificates. Other volume pricing and validity periods are available; please contact GlobalSign to learn more.

For more information on GlobalSign’s iOS Authentication solution, please visit http://www.globalsign.com/ios-authentication/

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.

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.

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