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28 February 2013

GlobalSign partners with Hitachi on Secure Mobile Solutions

Integration of Hitachi KeyMobile MSD and GlobalSign’s Enterprise PKI provides Enterprises Strong Two-Factor Authentication for Mobile Device Network Access

San Francisco, CA, (RSA Conference 2013) & Boston, MA - February 28 2013 - GlobalSign, the enterprise SaaS Certificate Authority, and Hitachi, the leading global electronics company, announced today at RSA a technology partnership around the integration of Hitachi’s KeyMobile MSD solution and GlobalSign’s digital credentials for mobile devices, delivered and managed through its Enterprise PKI platform. The integration will allow organizations to deploy strong authentication to networks using popular mobile devices including Android and Windows devices.

By securing digital credentials (known as Digital Certificates) in Hitachi’s tamper resistant KeyMobile microSD card embedded within the mobile device, organizations can reduce network breach vulnerabilities often caused by man in the middle attacks caused with weak passwords. Protecting Digital Certificates on secure hardware significantly reduces the risk of unauthorized users accessing sensitive and private resources.

“GlobalSign is excited about the Hitachi technology partnership as it brings another secure mobile management option to our customer base. Merging our technologies offers organizations a way to implement strong authentication to a growing number of employer furnished and employee owned devices,” said Lila Kee, Chief Product Officer GlobalSign, “With the smartcard residing in the microSD chip, enterprises can avoid costly and clumsy external smart card readers, giving employees the convenience without a security trade-off.“

As Mobile devices usage continues to soar, organizations must face the realities that their workforce has tremendous productivity opportunities if these devices are leveraged securely and in a method employees can easily adopt. Securing GlobalSign’s Enterprise PKI digital certificates into the smartcard of Hitachi’s KeyMobileMSD is the perfect match of security and convenience. Utilizing the microchip’s memory capability, administrators can easily install additional resources (drivers, apps, files) directly onto the chip sparing users from requiring separate installations of vital resources needed to enable secure connections to the network.

Koichi Nakai, President of Security&Smart ID Solutions Division, Hitachi, Ltd adds, Hitachi is pleased to bring to market with GlobalSign a cost effective and secure solution for remote Mobile device users to connect WiFi and VPN networks to access vital resources needed to stay productive.

For more details about the technology partnership visit GlobalSign booth #329 during the RSA Conference held in San Francisco, California.

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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