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GlobalSign Upgrades On-Demand Digital Certificate Platform

GCC 2.0 provide enterprises with a single SaaS platform to manage the application, issuance, and renewal for all GlobalSign Digital Certificate requirements
Portsmouth, NH " 18 May, 2009 " GlobalSign Ltd (www.globalsign.co.uk), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in Digital Certificate security, today announced the launch of version 2.0 of GCC (GlobalSign Certificate Center), its on-demand Digital Certificate platform. The extended capabilities of GCC now provide enterprises with a single Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform to manage the application, issuance and renewal for all GlobalSign Digital Certificate requirements " ranging from SSL to Code Signing and Personal Digital IDs to DocumentSign Digital Certificates for securing Adobe PDFs.

Originally released in late 2007, GCC has quickly emerged as the leading SasS Digital Certificate management platform available. With the release of GCC 2.0, enterprises have complete control over securing their servers / web sites, applications, employee identities, email and documents. The range of Digital Certificate products now available through GCC include:

  • SSL Certificates " allows organizations to secure networks and web sites. GCC offers immediate Certificate issuance using a pre-vetted model, reselling abilities, plus the widest range of SSL Certificate options, including Extended Validation SSL, Wildcard SSL, Multi-Domain SSL, 3 for the price of 1 server licensing and strong SGC security. 45 day fully functional trial SSL Certificates are available free of charge.
  • Code Signing " allows software publishers to digitally sign applications and Microsoft Office macros. Digitally signed "apps" or macros prove authenticity and authorship to wary users and remove worrying "untrusted application" messages presented by browsers and operating systems. Supports all development platforms including Microsoft Authenticode, VBA, Adobe AIR, Java, Apple and Mozilla Objects.
  • DocumentSign for Adobe CDS " allows individual or departmental authors to digitally certify and add approval signatures to PDF documents to prove authenticity, authorship and time of creation. No plug-in software is needed as recipients of the document only require the free Acrobat Reader (install base of 800m+) to verify the signatures, making it an ideal solution for publishers of all document types. 90 day trial DocumentSign Certificates are available free of charge.
  • PersonalSign Digital IDs " issued to individuals and departments, PersonalSign Digital IDs allow its holder to encrypt email, digitally sign email & Microsoft Office documents to prove authorship and authenticity, as well as authenticate themselves to online resources such as Government services. 30 day fully functional trial PersonalSign Digital IDs are available free of charge.

    "The launch of GCC 2.0 opens the benefits of using Digital Certificates to secure all enterprise communications, applications and documents," comments Lila Kee, Director of Product Management, GlobalSign, "by making all Certificate products available via a unified platform, enterprises can leverage the widespread public trust that GlobalSign solutions offer."

    GCC 2.0 is automatically available to the tens of thousands of GlobalSign customers. As well as access to the additional security products, customers can expect to benefit from centralized purchasing and reporting functions, granular user management (essential for organizations with distributed departments) and simplified ordering and renewal processes.

    For more details about GCC 2.0 and its benefits please visit your local GlobalSign web site.

    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, Inc 603-570-7060 [email protected]