GlobalSign Launches Revolutionary SSL Deployment Technology for Web Hosts

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Globalsign launches a new SSL technology that automates CSR generation, certificate application, issuance and installation.

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GlobalSign Inc (http://www.globalsign.com), the SSL Certificate security specialist, has today announced "AutoCSR" and "One-Click SSL" two new SSL deployment technologies that will revolutionize the way hosting companies provision SSL Certificates to hosting customers. The new technologies award hosting companies unparalleled degrees of automation during the SSL application, approval and installation processes. The announcement comes in time for HostingCon 2008 in Chicago, the largest conference dedicated to hosting professionals in the world, where GlobalSign will be demonstrating the technologies from Booth #422 on July 29-30 2008.

Automation of the SSL Certificate lifecycle (CSR generation, application, approval and Certificate installation) is essential if hosting companies are to offer SSL to customers of all technical levels without having to handle unwanted, and expensive, customer support issues. Such issues include customers needing assistance with CSR generation, approval processes and Certificate installation. No other SSL Certificate provider has achieved the level of automation offered through GlobalSign.

AutoCSR - Quick and easy SSL ordering and delivery:
A GlobalSign survey highlighted that generating a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) remains one of the consistent problem areas faced by customers wishing to secure their server. The process for CSR generation still requires customers (regardless of technical expertise) to follow complex server commands.

With Auto-CSR, GlobalSign has removed the need for end customers to create the CSR file themselves. Removing this step significantly reduces support requests such as "What is a CSR?", "How do I create it?", and "What details should be in it?" As a result, partners can expect fewer support calls, less abandoned orders and a greatly increased SSL Certificate delivery speed. Auto-CSR can be used with all web server types and control panels and is available to all GlobalSign Partners.

One-Click SSL - SSL ordering, approval and installation in one easy step:
The patent pending One-Click SSL allows hosting companies to fully automate the SSL Certificate application, approval and installation process, creating levels of automation previously deemed impossible for mass SSL reselling. When fully integrated, like the recent Verio deployment, hosting customers can secure their server with the click of a button, and there is no compromise to SSL Provider vetting processes. Traditional domain validation requires "domain approver" mailboxes to be setup and active, and emails delivered to an appropriate contact, something that cannot always be guaranteed - especially for hosting companies who manage customer's domains on their behalf. The One-Click SSL method pioneered by GlobalSign eliminates all the issues traditionally associated with hosting companies reselling SSL, and is the most innovative and revolutionary development in SSL delivery since the birth of the domain validated SSL Certificate (now accounting for the majority of active SSL Certificates worldwide).

One-Click SSL is available to GlobalSign Platinum Partners as an API for web control panel integration or direct server integration and through soon to be released plug-ins for IIS and Apache.

To talk to GlobalSign about AutoCSR or One-Click SSL contact sales @ globalsign.com or call US 1-877-SSLGLOBAL, UK +44 1622 766766, Europe +32 16 891900 or drop by Booth #422 at HostingCon 2008, Chicago, July 29-30, 2008 where live demonstrations will be held throughout the show.

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 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/.

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