GlobalSign Launches Enterprise Reseller Program to Address the $18.3 Billion Opportunity for Secure Online Identities
Driven by Demand for Stronger Authentication, Regulatory Compliance, a Mobile Workforce and the Internet of Things, the Need for Enterprise Identity Services is Skyrocketing
LONDON AND BOSTON May 21, 2015 – GlobalSign, a leading provider of identity services for commerce, communications, content and communities, today announced the launch of an Enterprise Reseller Program to broaden its distribution channels and help System Integrators capture a share of the $18.3 billion opportunity in identity and access management (IAM) solutions. The program uniquely gives resellers access to both IAM and PKI services from a single vendor, allowing for a holistic approach to solving security issues for the Internet of Everything.
With 75% of CIOs expecting to increase security spending in 2015, GlobalSign’s Enterprise Reseller Program allows its partners to address the increasingly important authentication market – with the need to secure and credential employees, partners and customers; mobile devices; transactions, emails, code and documents. Managing access has become equally mission-critical, and the reseller program includes GlobalSign IAM solutions based on technology acquired from Helsinki-based Ubisecure in September 2014. The Single Sign On (SSO), federation and authorization solutions are presently in use on a massive scale in Europe – by over three million citizens who access Finnish governmental records, as well as by manufacturers, utility companies and service providers.
“The demand for identity solutions worldwide is creating a lucrative opportunity for resellers who want to provide high-value, strategic identity solutions to enterprise customers,” said Henry Krumins, Head of Sales at GlobalSign. “GlobalSign’s strong portfolio allows resellers to provide just the right solutions to their customers, and from a system integration standpoint, they can be quickly implemented so our partners can deploy in less time, and with lower cost -- optimizing margin.”
Since 1996 GlobalSign has built a large channel for reselling SSL and client certificates to small businesses. Its new Enterprise Reseller Program expands the range of identity products and services sold through its channel, and is focused on helping medium and large enterprises meet their increasingly complex security needs. Independent research commissioned by GlobalSign shows that some 90% of senior IT leaders at organizations with over 1000 employees said they were concerned about their organizations’ identity and access management (IAM) abilities as the Internet of Everything brings more systems, processes, devices and people with Internet connectivity in touch with IT resources.
Products and services available to GlobalSign Enterprise Resellers Include:
Managed Certificate Platforms so that organizations can holistically deploy and manage the digital credentials for signing and encrypting transactions, emails and documents, as well as authenticating users and devices;
Identity and Access Management Solutions, including IAM-Easy,™ for authenticating and managing identities and access to customer-facing applications;
Certificate Authority (CA) Services, including Trusted Root, timestamping, OCSP response services, APIs for custom applications, as well as Active Directory integration.
System integrators can participate in a variety of business models, including referral, integration-only, or full-scale reseller programs.
The GlobalSign Enterprise Reseller Program provides a full complement of resources, including automation technologies and APIs to readily integrate identity solutions into reseller portfolios; customer-facing sales and marketing resources; training and technical support to provide rapid customer implementation; and discounts and flexible licensing to help maximize partner margins.
For more information about the GlobalSign Enterprise Reseller Program, please visit https://www.globalsign.com/en/partners/var-partners/ or +603-570-7060 / 1-877-775-4562.
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About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign, founded in 1996, is a provider of identity services for the internet of everything, 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 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. GlobalSign’s 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. GlobalSign’s solutions are designed to address the massive scalability demanded by the emerging $14.4 trillion Internet of Everything (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 US, Europe and throughout Asia. For the latest news on GlobalSign, visit www.globalsign.com 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 http://ir.gmocloud.com/english/ .
GMO Internet Group
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 6,000 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. GMO Cloud K.K. is part of the GMO Internet Group, 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 http://ir.gmocloud.com/english/ .
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