5 December 2016

GlobalSign Named One of CRN’s Internet of Things 50

GlobalSign named to CRN's Top 50 IoT List and Selected as a Top 5 IoT Security Vendor

GlobalSign Named One of CRN’s Internet of Things 50

GlobalSign Recognized for Standout Contribution to the Emerging Internet of Things and One of the Top Five IoT Security Vendors

GMO GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com), a leading provider of identity and security solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE) today announced that CRN,® a brand of The Channel Company, has named GlobalSign to its 2016 Internet of Things 50 list, which recognizes companies whose innovative offerings are helping connect objects, computing devices, infrastructure, data storage and data analytics to transform and improve the way we work and live.

“The emerging Internet of Things market holds enormous creative potential, with the capacity to touch and streamline nearly every aspect of our daily lives,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Internet of Things 50 list celebrates vendors who are exploring this potential with utmost energy and ingenuity. On the very cutting edge of innovation, their offerings are poised to transform the way we live and work with an unprecedented level of interconnectivity. We congratulate each of these vendors on the vision and creativity that has earned them a spot on our 2016 list.”

The Internet of Things (IoT) represents the next big industry shift and companies are connecting devices, systems, applications and services to make our lives easier, but doing this in a way which provides security and privacy can be challenging. GlobalSign provides high-volume, high-scale identity and security solutions for the billions of devices, people and things comprising the IoE. Enabled by standards-based Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology, GlobalSign’s IoT solution supports security and trust in IoT environments and connected devices to thwart against malicious attacks and protect end users.

“We are pleased to be named one of CRN’s Internet of Things 50 and for the recognition as one of the leading IoT security vendors in the industry,” said Vice President of Marketing Christian Simko, GlobalSign. “With no fully defined or adopted standards for either consumer IoT or industrial IoT, implementing a security strategy for connected devices can be overwhelming. GlobalSign believes that PKI should be the foundation for IoT security technology as it is standards-based and proven today. The advances in our high-volume PKI now meet the scalability needs to deploy millions of certificates to all types of IoT devices and services.”

The Internet of Things 50 list is featured in the December issue of CRN and on CRN.com at crn.com/iot50.

About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign is the leading provider of trusted identity and security solutions enabling businesses, large enterprises, cloud-based service providers and IoT innovators around the world to conduct secure online communications, manage millions of verified digital identities and automate authentication and encryption. Its high-scale PKI and identity solutions support the billions of services, devices, people and things comprising the Internet of Everything (IoE). The company has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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/.

About 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 http://www.gmo.jp/en/.

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