Webfusion To Resell GlobalSign SSL Security Solutions

U.K. hosting company joins the GlobalSign Partner Program

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

June 18, 2009

4 Min Read

London, UK "16 June, 2009 " GlobalSign Ltd. (www.globalsign.co.uk), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, today announced that the UK's biggest hosting group, Webfusion (www.webfusion.co.uk / www.123-reg.co.uk / www.donhost.co.uk), has joined the GlobalSign Partner Program and will be promoting GlobalSign's full range of SSL Certificates including the latest Extended Validation SSL. The newly formed partnership will allow customers to easily obtain, install and activate the SSL security to secure their purchasing, checkout, login pages and other next generation online services using GlobalSign's highly trusted 2048bit SSL technology.

After choosing GlobalSign to take advantage of its simplified but feature packed SSL Certificate portfolio, Webfusion decided to offer SSL as both a standalone retail offering and bundled with existing hosting packages. The affiliation with GlobalSign will enable Webfusion to offer all three types of SSL Certificate, including fast issuance Domain Validation, traditional Organisation Validation and the newly standardised Extended Validation (EV) SSL, which activates the green address bar interface in IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari browsers.

"We have partnered with GlobalSign, an established international Certificate Authority, to offer the most feature packed and cost effective SSL security options to our customers," says Thomas Vollrath, Managing Director at Webfusion, "Given how security conscious online shoppers have become, businesses must now provide the reassurances that help convert visitors into customers and aim to reduce the amount of shopping cart abandonment due to security concerns."

"Since launching the SSL Partner Program back in 2007, GlobalSign has seen many partners switch to GlobalSign to take advantage of our SSL program and the financial opportunity it offers," says Paul Tourret, Managing Director, GlobalSign Ltd, "With Webfusion joining GlobalSign, we are delighted a much wider audience is able to benefit from the strong and credible security that GlobalSign SSL provides."

All GlobalSign SSL Certificates are inclusive of Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) (to "step up" weak browser encryption to strong encryption on older browsers), and support wildcard technology and Subject Alternative Names (SANs for Unified Communications) to allow the securing of multiple sites with a single Certificate. All GlobalSign Certificates are issued from the widely distributed 2048 bit GlobalSign Root CA Certificate.

GlobalSign SSL Certificates are immediately available from Webfusion at www.webfusion.co.uk, www.123-reg.co.uk and www.donhost.co.uk.

For information on GlobalSign's partner program, please visit www.globalsign.co.uk/partners/index.htm.

About Webfusion Webfusion Group Ltd is the largest web hosting organisation in the UK with 1.4 million hosted websites and 2 million registered domains. Webfusion Group consists of four brands, Webfusion, Donhost, 123-reg and SupaNames. The group offers cost-effective, feature-rich hosting and domain name services for a diverse customer-base - from web developers, designers and hobbyists to businesses with complex e-commerce operations. Webfusion's customers benefit from market-leading security and service, including 24x7 technical support and state-of-the-art UK data centres. In February 2009, Webfusion ranked fourth in Netcraft's top ten most reliable web hosts worldwide.

For more information, please visit: www.webfusion.co.uk / www.123-reg.co.uk / www.donhost.co.uk / www.supanames.co.uk

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 (TSE: 9449). Please visit www.gmo.jp/en for further details.

For further details please contact: Steve Waite GlobalSign Ltd

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