GlobalSign EV SSL Certificates Secure Leading U.K. Brands

BT online shop,, and adopt GlobalSign Extended Validation (EV) SSL technology to secure e-commerce Websites

February 10, 2009

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London, UK " 09 February 2009 " GlobalSign Ltd (, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Certificate security, today announced that the BT online shop,, and are the latest major brands to adopt GlobalSign Extended Validation (EV) SSL technology to secure their ecommerce web sites. EV SSL represents the most significant advancement in how consumers identify a secure site since the inception of SSL over 10 years ago. It activates the browser's green address bar and prominently displays advanced security and identity information.

EV SSL Certificates are issued by publicly trusted Certification Authorities under much stricter guidelines than standard SSL. By deploying EV SSL online retailers can build higher levels of trust and confidence among consumers. EV SSL activates the green address bar in high security browsers such as IE7, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Safari. As well as turning the address bar green, web sites using EV SSL feature the standard SSL "padlock" and identify the organisation behind the website by displaying the company name. These visual indicators provide a clear business differentiator for online companies taking preventative action against today's relentless phishing attacks. The adoption of EV SSL shows consumers that the retailer is firm in their commitment to online security.

"We congratulate BT Shop, and on their adoption of EV SSL security," said Paul Tourret, Managing Director, GlobalSign. "We are pleased to see a growing number of household names illustrate their commitment to using this trust enabling technology by upgrading to EV SSL and we're happy to be able to help such committed companies lead the way in protecting their brands online." Recently awarded with the new WebTrust for EV accreditation, GlobalSign is highly focused on providing organisations with the strongest SSL security in the market. By offering a simplified, competitively priced, feature packed range of SSL, with free inclusion of Server Gated Cryptography (strong security), and promotional 3 for 1 server licensing, GlobalSign makes the strongest levels of SSL accessible to all online retailers, from small and medium enterprises to large household brands. Organisations with existing non-EV SSL Certificates can easily upgrade to GlobalSign's EV SSL and benefit from multi-year savings and promotional pricing. For more information on EV SSL and to see the GlobalSign Extended SSL Certificate in operation please visit About EV SSL Certificates The criteria for issuing EV Certificates (the EV Certificate Guidelines) are produced by the CA/Browser Forum, an organisation whose members include leading Certification Authorities and browser vendors, as well as representatives from the legal and audit sectors. GlobalSign and VeriSign are two such members. About GlobalSign Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public Certificate Authority, GlobalSign offers publicly trusted SSL, EV SSL Certificates, S/MIME and Code Signing for all platforms including mobile devices. Its Trusted Root solution uses the widely distributed GlobalSign Root Certificate Authority to provide immediate PKI trust for Microsoft CA and enterprise CAs, eliminating the costs associated with using untrusted Root Certificate Authorities. Its partnership with Adobe to provide Certified Document Services (CDS) enables secure PDF documents using digital signatures. These core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of customers to conduct secure online transactions, distribute tamper-proof code, PDF and Microsoft Office documents, and bind identities to digital 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 (TSE: 9449). Please visit for further details.

For further details please contact: Steve Waite GlobalSign Ltd

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