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27 May 2015

GlobalSign Customer, DNA Ltd, Honored as Best B2B Identity Project at KuppingerCole EIC 2015

Finnish telecommunications group and leading cable operator recognized for launch of “MyCompany” portal allowing customers to self-provision services faster and more cost-effectively using GlobalSign IAM technology

BOSTON, MA – May 27, 2015 – GMO GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com), a leading provider of identity services for online transactions and the security division of Tokyo-based GMO Internet, today announced that its customer DNA Ltd, a large European cable and mobile services provider, was honored by analyst firm KuppingerCole with a European Identity & Cloud (EIC) Award as Best B2B Identity Project at the 9thannual EIC Conference. DNA was recognized for its outstanding implementation of GlobalSign’s suite of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, delivered by systems integration partner, Nixu.

“DNA’s ‘MyCompany’ portal project exemplified the ideals of these awards with an innovative IAM implementation that is delivering real business benefits,” said Dave Kearns, senior analyst at KuppingerCole. “GlobalSign’s IAM technology is a critical component of this project and provides a great foundation for DNA to manage user identities and access as they continue to offer more online services to their customers.”

DNA created a corporate self-service portal, “MyCompany,” where its business customers can manage customer account and employees’ mobile services, without having to contact DNA for provisioning. GlobalSign’s IAM solution, integrated with DNA’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, enables extensive self-service, tiered delegated administration, and single sign-on (SSO) functions that improve customer satisfaction, reduce churn and allow DNA to offer new business-to-business and consumer services faster. In the first full year of the portal’s operation, DNA recognized a significant cost savings and reduced the time to register a new corporate customer and provision employee services by 95%.

“It was an honor to receive this prestigious award from KuppingerCole. A lot of hard work and effort has been put into this project by the DNA team, our system integrator, Nixu, and our IAM partner, GlobalSign,” said Taneli Rupponen, Director of IT-production, Integrations and Information security, DNA. “We are very pleased with the results of our ‘MyCompany’ portal, not only for the economic benefits to our business but because it allows us to provide a better service to our customers, and create a unified approach on identity for both corporate and consumer customers.”

Based on the success of the corporate customer portal, DNA has extended its IAM capabilities to its new cloud brokering service, "DNA Pouta," and to consumer services. In the near future, business and consumer customers have the ability to easily register and move between different online services using a single identity – from mobile communications to cloud brokering. GlobalSign’s solutions were proven to be scalable and very reliable in DNA’s corporate online use cases, which allowed DNA to extend the IAM functionality to more than one million consumer customers.

“We are extremely excited for DNA to receive this recognition from KuppingerCole, and proud that it’s based on our IAM solution,” said Charles Sederholm, director of IAM business development for GlobalSign. “DNA has realized some impressive business benefits from its portal based on our IAM technology that are making a positive impact on the company’s reputation and bottomline. We are looking forward to furthering our partnership as they launch additional products and services to their customers.”

GlobalSign’s comprehensive suite of IAM solutions for customer-facing applications enables companies to bring new services online faster and more securely. With GlobalSign IAM solutions, organizations can cut administrative and customer care costs by automating identity processes, improve convenience with verified social identities and provide strong, multi-factor authentication for business-critical transactions. Recently announced, GlobalSign IAM-Easy™ is a pre-configured IAM deployment model coupled with best-practices, allowing organizations to rapidly implement an IAM solution in as little as four weeks, yet is fully customizable and scalable to meet future needs.

About the European Identity & Cloud Awards
The European Identity & Cloud Awards honor projects that promote the awareness for and business value of professional Identity Management and Cloud Security. Numerous projects were nominated by vendors and end-user companies during the last 12 months. Winners were chosen by KuppingerCole analysts from among the most outstanding examples of applications and ideas in the areas of IAM, Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC), and Cloud security.

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/.

About DNA, Ltd
DNA Ltd is a Finnish telecommunications group providing high-quality voice, data and TV services for communication, entertainment and working. DNA is Finland’s largest cable operator and the leading pay TV provider in both the cable and terrestrial networks. For DNA, the key area for growth in the Corporate Business is the new way of working, independent of time and place, facilitated by smart mobile devices, diverse communication services and rapid connections. In 2014, DNA recorded a turnover of EUR 833.5 million and an operating profit of EUR 29.4 million. DNA Ltd has more than 3.5 million mobile communications and fixed network customer subscriptions. The Group also includes DNA Store, Finland’s largest retail chain selling mobile phones. For more information, please visit www.dna.fi, Twitter @DNA_fi and Facebook.

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