GlobalSign Announces Unlimited Server Licensing Across SSL Certificate Product Range

Change to core product DNA means SSL customers benefit from unlimited deployment potential and reduced SSL costs

September 24, 2010

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Portsmouth, NH – 27 September, 2010 – GMO GlobalSign (, one of the leading providers of SSL Certificates worldwide, today announced a significant update to its SSL server licensing policy across all GlobalSign branded SSL Certificates. As of September 27, 2010, the current server licensing policy, governing the conditions and costs of installing the same Certificate across multiple physical web servers or web devices, will be replaced by a true unlimited server licensing model. This allows a customer to use a GlobalSign Certificate across any number of physical servers or devices without incurring additional incremental costs, thereby supporting virtualized environments and large SSL deployments.

Typically, major SSL Providers will issue SSL Certificates with only a single “machine” license and additional licenses must be purchased for a premium. This method of licensing means high per Certificate costs, often forcing organizations to restrict the number of physical servers using SSL. GlobalSign’s change in licensing policy will help customers meet their internal and external security policies by encouraging the use of SSL across all networked devices without fear of increased licensing costs.

“Single machine, single SSL license has often been a contentious issue in the eyes of the SSL customer, and in these times of virtualization such policies make very little sense.” said Steve Waite, Chief Marketing Director, GlobalSign. “Over three years ago we pioneered the 3 for the price of 1 server licensing policy and gave customers migrating to GlobalSign greatly reduced costs when installing on multiple physical servers. Now in 2010, where virtual environments are becoming the norm, we are once again happy to lead the industry with visionary product policies such as the complete removal of server licensing restrictions.”

GlobalSign SSL Certificates also include a number of other premium features, and 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 providing the most trusted level of encryption currently available and are supported by all popular browsers and mobile devices.

For more information about GlobalSign’s range of SSL Certificates and unlimited server licensing, visit

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 for further details.

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