GlobalSign Press Release

ActiveWeb Becomes GlobalSign First Latin America Preferred Partner

New Relationship Offers Region Award-winning Security plus Local Sales and Support

Boston, MA - October 29 2012 - GlobalSign ( one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, today announced that ActiveWeb, a leading Brazilian IT Security company, has been named the first Preferred Partner in Latin America. The expanded partnership represents an ideal opportunity for GlobalSign to further expand its reach into Latin America due to ActiveWeb’s well-known presence and customer base. By partnering with a trusted, local organization, GlobalSign is able to provide resident customers full access to their award-winning SSL Certificates and other security solutions with the added benefit of dedicated regional sales and technical support via the ActiveWeb team.

The partnership is perfectly timed, with the demand for SSL Certificates and other security solutions in Latin America at an all-time high. The area’s economy is growing at an impressive rate and as more and more businesses bring their services online, security concerns, including fraud and phishing, are on the rise. The number of active SSL Certificates in Latin America has increased by 35% over the last year (, as web owners become more aware of the risks and seek technologies to mitigate such threats. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate help organizations protect their website by encrypting data sent to the server and show customers the well-known trust indicators such as displaying https instead of http, the padlock, and the green address bar in the case of Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates.

"We have had a successful relationship with GlobalSign from the start and we are eager to take our partnership to the next level," Jefferson Campos, Director of Technology Partners, ActiveWeb. "We look forward to representing the GlobalSign brand in Latin America and working together to bring the latest security solutions technology to the region."

"We are very excited to have ActiveWeb as our first Preferred Partner in Latin America," said Steve Waite, CEO, GlobalSign Americas. "By combining our leading security solutions and ActiveWeb sales and support expertise, we are providing local customers the ideal package to meet their increasing security needs."

ActiveWeb recently launched a new site highlighting the Preferred Partnership where customers will have access to the entire GlobalSign product line, as well as product resources, support, tutorials, and videos. Visit to learn more.

To learn more about the GlobalSign Partner Program, please visit

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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