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GlobalSign Partners With Leading French SSL Aggregator

TBS Internet partners with GlobalSign to provide strong and SSL certificate security

Portsmouth, NH – 2 June 2010 – GlobalSign (globalsign.com), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Certificate security, today announced that TBS Internet (www.tbs-internet.com), a leading French SSL aggregator, has joined its SSL Partner Program and will be promoting its range of Organization Validated and Extended Validation SSL Certificates. The newly formed partnership will allow TBS Internet’s customers to easily obtain and implement GlobalSign’s highly trusted 2048 bit SSL technology to secure their websites, online transactions, logins, webmail and other next generation services.

A leader in electronic transaction security in the French market, TBS Internet has added GlobalSign SSL certificates to its product range, including OrganizationSSL Certificates which display the organization’s details telling visitors that it is legitimate, as well as the latest Extended Validation (EV) technology. EV SSL Certificates not only display the yellow padlock, but also turn the browser’s green address bar in IE7 and 8, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Safari, rendering SSL security more visible to end users than ever before.

As an SSL Certificate aggregator since 1996, TBS Internet offers SSL solutions from several other Certificate Authorities. Partnering with GlobalSign has enabled TBS Internet to complement its current SSL product portfolio by adding a simplified, highly competitive and feature-packed range of SSL Certificates. GlobalSign SSL Certificates include free Server Gated Cryptography (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, providing extra flexibility and simplified SSL management all round.

“TBS Internet has always placed its clients’ needs at the heart of its strategy. Integrating GlobalSign’s OV and EV Certificates into our portfolio gives them more choices and competitively priced services”, said Jean-Philippe Donnio, CEO at TBS Internet. “GlobalSign’s SSL Certificates include 3 server licenses at no additional cost and benefit from excellent browser and mobile device compatibility. In a booming French market, our partnership with GlobalSign is highly promising, as it successfully combines GlobalSign’s high security certificates with TBS Internet’s sales and technical expertise.”

“We are pleased to welcome TBS Internet on board as the latest organization to join our Partner Program. As the demand for GlobalSign certificates is constantly growing in Europe, our partnership with TBS Internet is key in making our products accessible to a much wider audience”, declared Steve Waite, Channel Director at GlobalSign. “Organizations of all sizes can now use the best SSL security solutions to protect their site and their brand in the face of ever-increasing online security threats, whilst also benefiting from TBS Internet’s unsurpassed experience in the field.”

GlobalSign’s Partner Program is designed for ISP’s, Web Hosts, Integrators, Domain Registrars and VARs to enable SSL Certificates to easily be integrated into product ranges as a value-add or revenue-generating product. An increasing number of partners are switching to GlobalSign to take advantage of its SSL program and the financial opportunity it offers. With four partnership levels available, the Program is conceived to match specific requirements, as partners can benefit from varying levels of pricing discounts, product integration, customer support and marketing and sales resources to further enhance the SSL reselling opportunity.

SSL certificates are available from TBS Internet at http://globalsign.tbs-certificats.com/

For more information on GlobalSign’s Partner Program, visit http://www.globalsign.com/partners/

About TBS Internet

As a leader in the French market, TBS Internet is a key player in the field of online transaction security. Establishing itself as an SSL Aggregator since 1996, and Certification Authority since 2006, TBS Internet offers an innovative multi-brand certificate management platform and first class sales support and customer service. TBS Internet’s international strategy is centred around assisting clients throughout the certification process, including electronic signatures, SSL certificates, and email security.

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.

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.

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