GlobalSign Strengthens Position in the Global SSL Market

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With a growth of 4% during the single month of August, GlobalSign’s highly trusted SSL technology continues to be adopted at faster rates than other SSL Providers

GlobalSign is delighted to see significant month after month growth in our SSL market share, especially during the period where so much talk has been of Symantec's acquisition of VeriSign's SSL business

GMO GlobalSign Ltd. (http://www.globalsign.co.uk), one of the longest established Certification Authorities and specialists in SSL security today announced that it has seen an industry leading 4% growth in the number of SSL Certificates implemented in just the last month. This represents in real terms thousands of new customers switching to the GlobalSign brand to secure their websites, online transactions, web mail and other online services, further cementing GlobalSign’s position in the top 4 issuers of SSL Certificates worldwide.

According to Netcraft, of the top four Certification Authorities comprising Symantec (having acquired VeriSign in August), GoDaddy, Comodo and GlobalSign, Symantec and Comodo both saw losses in the number of sites using their SSL, with the newly acquired Symantec brands suffering an overall loss of 3900 secure sites (including the VeriSign, GeoTrust, Thawte and RapidSSL brands).

“GlobalSign is delighted to see significant month after month growth in our SSL market share, especially during the period where so much talk has been of Symantec’s acquisition of VeriSign’s SSL business”, said Steve Waite, Chief Marketing Officer, GlobalSign, “GlobalSign has always gone to market with the best possible customer experience driving our product, enterprise and channel strategy, regardless of the size of the company or the level of assistance required in achieving project goals. We are happy to see that customers are choosing GlobalSign for so many positive reasons, especially our excellent reputation for customer service.”

GlobalSign’s momentum in the SSL market is expected to continue as strategic expansion plans and technology acquisitions are executed. With the recent launch of a dedicated localised presence for the French, Dutch and Canadian markets, and the launch of further local presences imminent, GlobalSign continues to strengthen and position itself as a reliable and stable SSL provider, providing the most highly trusted SSL Certificates available.

For more information about GlobalSign and its range of Digital Certificate solutions visit http://www.globalsign.co.uk

*Source: http://www.netcraft.com

About GlobalSign
Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public certificate authority, GlobalSign offers publicly trusted SSL, including EV SSL Certificates, S/MIME and Code Signing Certificates for use on all platforms including mobile devices. Its Trusted Root solution uses the widely distributed GlobalSign Root CA certificates to provide immediate PKI trust for Microsoft CA and enterprise CAs, eliminating the costs associated with using untrusted Root Certificates. Its partnership with Adobe to provide Certified Document Services (CDS) enables secure digitally signed PDF e-documents. These core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of customers to conduct secure online transactions and data transfer, distribute tamper-proof code, and bind identities to client certificates for email security and remote two factor authentication. The company has a history of innovation within the online security market and has offices in the US, UK, Belgium, Japan, and China.

About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group, headquartered in Japan, is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. The group holds top domestic market share in domain registration, web hosting, and payment processing and provides a host of other Internet services including global online security services, e-commerce solutions, and Internet advertising to both businesses and individuals. At the centre of the group is GMO Internet, Inc. a company listed on the prestigious first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en for further details.

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