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23 Feb 2012

GlobalSign Awarded Best SSL Product Line Strategy by Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan Applauds GlobalSign for its Breadth of High-Assurance, Flexible, Cost-Effective SSL Certificate Solutions

Boston, MA - February 23 2012 - GlobalSign (, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Certificate security, today announced it has been awarded the 2011 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy in the SSL Certificate market. Innovative product range, market growth, and attention to customer needs all contributed to differentiating GlobalSign from other competing Certificate Authorities in the market.

"GlobalSign leverages its 15 years of experience in the SSL Certificate market to make the lifecycle process of an SSL Certificate easier to manage," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Richard Martinez. "GlobalSign's ability to understand the need of hosting providers and enterprises of all sizes from small and medium size enterprises to large enterprises, has positioned it for significant success in today's SSL Certificate market."

"We are extremely honored to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan," said Steve Waite, Chief Executive Officer, GlobalSign. "We pride ourselves on our innovative, customer-focused approach to product development and are glad to see it hasn't gone unnoticed in an ever-more competitive SSL market."

Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that demonstrates the most insight into the needs and product demands of its customers. The recipient company has optimized its product line by leveraging products with the various price, performance, and feature points required by one or more market segments.

Breadth of Product Line

GlobalSign's range of SSL Certificates allows GlobalSign to cater to the entire SSL market, from the smallest organizations to large Enterprises and hosting companies.

GlobalSign has recently expanded their service offering to include such innovations as OneClickSSL, which fully automates the SSL provisioning process, CloudSSL, which allows organizations to use a Certificate across virtualized environments without the restriction of having to purchase additional licenses, and Managed SSL v2, which offers a user-friendly, highly scalable means of managing multiple SSL Certificates.

Impact on Customer Value

The needs of the customers are always at the forefront during the GlobalSign product development process and existing services are frequently updated to ensure maximum security, flexibility, and ease of use. Features such as unlimited server licenses, inclusion of both 'www' and 'non-www' on the same Certificate and the option to include up to forty different sub domains on multi-domain Certificates ensure customers get the most value from each purchase.

GlobalSign's new SSL automation technology, OneClickSSL, takes customer value to the next level, making SSL provisioning a value-add service for hosting companies. Eliminating customer errors and support overheads increases SSL profit margins and allows the organization to focus on their core business.

Market Growth

Thanks to innovative products and adaption to customer needs, GlobalSign is currently ranked fifth in number of SSL Certificates issued and sixth in SSL Certificate sales worldwide, reflecting a significant 35% growth from 2010 to 2011. With efforts now more focused on large enterprises, GlobalSign has gained significant traction among Fortune 1000 and Fortune 500 customers and this trend is set to continue going forward throughout 2012.

Please see Frost & Sullivan's full report for a complete overview of the award, including research methodology and detailed award criteria. You can read the report here:

You can read Frost & Sullivan's press release announcing GlobalSign's award here:

For more information about GlobalSign's innovative product range, please visit



About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign, founded in 1996, is a provider of identity services for the Internet of Everything (IoE), mediating trust to enable safe commerce, communications, content delivery and community interactions for billions of online transactions occurring around the world at every moment.  Its identity and access management portfolio, acquired from Ubisecure in September 2014, includes access control, single sign-on (SSO), federation and delegation services to help organizations and service providers create new business models for customer and partner interactions.  The former Ubisecure operation is now the GlobalSign Center of Excellence for IAM, located in Helsinki, Finland. GlobalSign’s solutions are designed to address the massive scalability demanded by the emerging $14.4 trillion IoE market, where the ability to make secure networked connections among people, processes, data and things, will require that every “thing” have a trusted identity that can be managed.  The company has offices in the U.S., Europe and throughout Asia.  For the latest news on GlobalSign, visit or follow GlobalSign on Twitter (@globalsign ).

About GMO Cloud KK
GMO Cloud K.K. (TSE: 3788) is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,500 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. For more information please visit 

GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is an Internet services industry leader, developing and operating Japan’s most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also comprises the world’s largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and mobile entertainment products. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit

About Frost & Sullivan
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