CloudFlare Selects GlobalSign to provide Cloud Based SSL Security Technology

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New, leading-edge performance and security solution provider chooses GlobalSign for security component of customer’s Cloud based deployments.

Our customers needed a solution that would provide them with SSL security options that were competitively priced, flexible, and easy to deploy.

GMO GlobalSign (http://www.globalsign.com), a specialist in SSL and Cloud Security deployments, announced today that CloudFlare (http://www.cloudflare.com), a new web service performance and security solution provider presenting at this week’s annual TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, has implemented GlobalSign’s SSL technology to secure its Cloud offerings. The newly formed partnership will allow CloudFlare’s customers to easily obtain, install, and activate SSL security to secure and authenticate web applications via its Cloud based environment.

As a leading 2010 startup, CloudFlare has been selected to launch their service to the world at this week’s annual TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, in San Francisco California. CloudFlare offers a comprehensive performance and security solution that protects websites from malicious online behavior. Its unique system contributes data back to the larger pool enabling it to stay up-to-date on new threats. By sitting in the cloud, CloudFlare positions itself as the next frontier of website security.

CloudFlare required a credible provider of SSL security that supported the distinct needs of web applications running in the Cloud. After evaluating various providers, CloudFlare selected GlobalSign due to its Cloud licensing model, deployment web services, and Certificate options that could support and deliver on-demand security to virtualized environments, and offer a pay per usage structure to meet CloudFlare’s customer model.

“Our customers needed a solution that would provide them with SSL security options that were competitively priced, flexible, and easy to deploy.” said Matthew Prince, Chief Executive Officer, CloudFlare. “GlobalSign’s SSL technology fits our customer’s needs and allows us to offer a security solution that can be easily deployed as a service through our cloud.”

“We are thrilled to welcome on board CloudFlare as one of GlobalSign’s first partners to utilize our expanded SSL solutions tailored for the Cloud” said Steve Waite, Chief Marketing Officer, GlobalSign. “Forward thinking enabled us to recognize the rising need for security that meets the requirements of Cloud based deployments, and we are excited to begin offering a much more flexible SSL solution.”

CloudFlare launched to the public at this week annual TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, customers will be able to activate the GlobalSign SSL technology as a Pro feature alongside other premium features available as part of CloudFlare’s web performance and security offerings.

GlobalSign’s SSL security solutions for the Cloud are designed for Cloud Hosting, Application, and Storage providers and enable SSL Certificates to easily be integrated as a value add option into any product range. Traditional SSL solutions and licensing models often do not fit with the virtualized environment and pay per usage pricing model of Cloud deployments. GlobalSign has developed a number of technologies and business models to better suit Cloud requirements including unlimited certificate issuance, unlimited server licensing, on demand APIs, multi-domain SSL, and much more.

For more information on CloudFlare’s services please visit http://www.cloudflare.com
For more information on GlobalSign’s security solutions for Cloud based models, please visit http://www.globalsign.com/cloud

About CloudFlare
CloudFlare, Inc. (http://www.cloudflare.com) brings the performance and security tools previously reserved for the Internet giants to the rest of the web. Powering thousands of websites, CloudFlare's free service accelerates performance, protects against attacks, and gets smarter as its community expands. CloudFlare can be setup on any website in less than five minutes without any hardware, software, or code changes. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, CloudFlare was the winner of the 2009 Harvard Business School Business Plan Competition and founded by the engineering team behind Project Honey Pot.

About 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, 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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