GlobalSign Press Release

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 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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