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28 Feb 2015

International Certificate Authority and SSL Provisioning Pioneer, GlobalSign Opens Office in the Philippines

GlobalSign continues Asia Pacific expansion with opening of local sales and support services in anticipation of surge in local online security demand

Boston, MA - February 28 2012 - GlobalSign (, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in Digital Certificate security, today officially announced the opening of its Philippines sales office to cater to the increasing online security needs of the local market.

GlobalSign was established over 15 years ago as one of the world's first public Certification Authorities and SSL providers, and joined GMO Internet Group in October 2006. The new Philippines office will help fuel GlobalSign's expansion in the Asia Pacific region, while complementing existing regional operations across North America, Europe, China, Singapore and Australia.

The Philippines, one of the most technologically aggressive societies in Asia, is expected to experience a boost in demand for online security services. A recent survey* by leading Philippines newspaper, The Philippines Star has also revealed that internet usage in the country has overtaken Filipinos' access to traditional media such as radio and print. However, many still hesitate to completely embrace Internet activities such as ecommerce and online banking due to security concerns.

GlobalSign aims to facilitate access to the latest security technology in the Philippines through the opening of a new local office. Organizations with an online presence, in all business sectors including education, are increasingly recognizing the need to secure websites, online transactions, webmail and other next generation services, to protect themselves and their website users in the face of ever-increasing online security threats. Philippine companies can now benefit from proximity to highly qualified local sales personnel for exploratory meetings and presentations.

"We live up to our commitment of providing reliable online security products and constantly strive to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction – this is what we value most." said Ichiro Chujo, Group Chief Executive Officer, GlobalSign. "By setting up a local sales office, we intend to become the Certificate Authority of choice in the Philippines and educate the online public to raise awareness of the importance of securing data. It is our dedication that will ultimately drive GlobalSign's success in this market."

GlobalSign's simplified, competitively priced, feature-packed range of SSL certificates support Wildcard technology and Subject Alternative Names for securing multiple sites with a single certificate. In addition, all certificates are issued from the widely distributed, 2048 bit GlobalSign Root CA certificate to provide the most trusted level of encryption currently available. GlobalSign also offers a range of other dedicated digital certificate solutions including PDF Signing Digital IDs for secure exchange of authentic electronic PDF documents such as transcripts and diplomas, as well as PersonalSign Digital IDs for digitally signing and encrypting emails and signing Microsoft Office documents

*The Philippines Star, January 31, 2012

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

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