GlobalSign Press Release

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:

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About GMO GlobalSign

GlobalSign has been a trust service provider since 1996. Its focus has been, and always will be, on providing convenient and highly productive PKI solutions for organizations of all sizes. Its core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of authenticated customers to conduct SSL secured transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online identities for secure email and access control. Vision and commitment to innovation led to GlobalSign being recognized by Frost & Sullivan for the 2011 Product Line Strategy Award. The company has local offices in the US, Europe and throughout Asia. For the latest news on GlobalSign visit or follow GlobalSign on Twitter (@globalsign).

GMO Internet Group

GMO Internet Group is a comprehensive provider of industry-leading Internet solutions including domain name registration, cloud-based and traditional hosting, ecommerce, security, and payment processing services that each hold the top share of their respective markets in Japan. Other key business areas for the Group include online securities/FX trading, Internet advertising, search engine marketing and online research. In 2011 a new Social Media & Smartphone Platform segment was established bringing together group initiatives in social apps development, daily deals and Android app distribution. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit

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