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GlobalSign Announces Membership in Certificate Authority Security Council to Promote Safe SSL Practices and Improve Secure Online Transactions and Communications

Boston, MA - February 14 2013 - GlobalSign, the enterprise SaaS Certificate Authority, today announced its membership in the Certificate Authority Security Council (CASC), an advocacy group committed to the exploration and promotion of best practices for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology and advancement of online security. As part of the association, GlobalSign will work with its peers to improve the understanding of critical security policies and their potential impact on the Internet infrastructure. Members of the CASC include Comodo, DigiCert, Entrust Certificate Services, GlobalSign, Go Daddy, Symantec, and Trend Micro.

CASC creates a forum for the leading CAs, which are responsible for the majority of all digital certificates issued, to discuss and develop industry standards and present a single unified voice in the promotion of SSL and secure transactions and communications over the Internet. It also provides the public with a single resource to direct inquiries to and contact for information and education.

“At GlobalSign, our mission is to restore trust in SSL through education, provide enhanced services that allow customers to identify and remedy vulnerabilities and drive appropriate standards and best practices that protect organizations from advanced threats. These threats come in the form of cyber criminals and hackers, as well as state sponsored attacks and espionage efforts,” Steve Waite, CEO, GlobalSign Americas. “We are proud to be part of the CASC and collaborate with the leading global CAs on this same goal to advance security standards for the industry as a whole. Together we can work toward the improved deployment of a trustworthy SSL ecosystem.”

In addition to supporting the CASC, GlobalSign is also a member of other industry associations dedicated to advancing the strength of Internet security technologies such as SSL, including: The Certification Authority/Browser (CA/B) Forum, the Anti-Phishing Working Group and an adopter member of the Trusted Computing Group.

“No one actor in the ecosystem has the ability to change the Internet as a whole, it takes collaboration, said Ryan Hurst, GlobalSign CTO, "GlobalSign wants to help all businesses to communicate and execute transactions across the Internet with confidence. By joining this association, we are furthering our commitment to this goal."

For more information on CASC, visit: https://casecurity.org/.

About GMO GlobalSign

GlobalSign, founded in 1996, is a provider of identity services for the Internet of Everything (IoE), 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, acquired from Ubisecure in September 2014, 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.  The former Ubisecure operation is now the GlobalSign Center of Excellence for IAM, located in Helsinki, Finland. GlobalSign’s solutions are designed to address the massive scalability demanded by the emerging $14.4 trillion 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 U.S., 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 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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