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19 June 2012

GlobalSign Deepens Existing Partnership with Leading Scandinavian SSL Provider through Strategic Share Investment.

Partnership with TRUSTZONE Provides Industry-Leading Security Solutions and Has Already Resulted in Over 100 Percent Market Growth in Scandinavia.

Boston, MA - June 19 2012 - GlobalSign (, the enterprise SaaS-based Certificate Authority (CA), today announced that it has made a minority share investment in TRUSTZONE (, a leading Scandinavian IT security company, to aggressively pursue the Scandinavian enterprise SSL and PKI markets. Through the partnership, both parties aim to meet the increasing demand for SSL and other digital certificates requirements in the region through a range of dedicated enterprise solutions.

With over 55 percent growth in the SSL market during the last year (source:, the requirement for security in the Scandinavian region is at an all-time high. GlobalSign has been working with TRUSTZONE for several years to encourage best practices for website security throughout this territory, issuing over 11,000 SSL Certificates through TRUSTZONE, resulting in a significant acceleration in market growth of over 100 percent (source: The partnership demonstrates both companies’ commitment in working together to enable customers to benefit from industry-leading SSL security solutions and in providing high levels of customer support, delivered directly by TRUSTZONE at the local level.

The two organizations have joined forces to better serve the enterprise market in particular and are introducing GlobalSign’s leading Managed SSL and Enterprise PKI (ePKI) solutions to TRUSTZONE’s customer base, enabling advanced on-demand management of a range of digital certificates. The scalability of both solutions gives large enterprises the ability to streamline workflows, whilst reducing the cost and time resources typically associated with digital certificate management and PKI deployments.

"As one of the largest and most successful suppliers of SSL Certificates in the Scandinavian region, TRUSTZONE is proud to have been given the opportunity to offer GlobalSign’s SaaS-based Managed SSL to all Scandinavian enterprises," said Jacob Højmark Nielsen, Managing Director of TRUSTZONE A/S. "Existing as well as new customers of TRUSTZONE will now be able to instantly issue Extended Validation, Organization Validated and email certificates, as domain names and organizational information is registered and pre-vetted only once a year. This was the solution that our partners, customers and the entire enterprise market in Scandinavia have been wishing for, so we’re extremely pleased that we’re now given the opportunity to approach the Scandinavian enterprise market with such a powerful tool."

"We have been successfully working with TRUSTZONE for over four years to facilitate the growing need for SSL deployment, making the Internet a safer environment for all," said Paul Tourret, Managing Director, GMO GlobalSign Ltd. "This development in our strategic partnership will allow us to now accelerate achieving our common goal in providing industry-leading security solutions, top-notch customer service."

GlobalSign's full range of digital certificates, including Managed SSL and Enterprise PKI solutions are available directly from TRUSTZONE. For more information, please visit:


TRUSTZONE is a leading Scandinavian IT security company focusing on identity and trust services. Since the company was founded in August 2004 TRUSTZONE has been distributing digital certificates to European enterprises focusing on the Scandinavian markets. Today TRUSTZONE is among the biggest Scandinavian providers of digital certificates and the TRUSTZONE brand is now a well-known name to almost all Scandinavian organisations.

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 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 .

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

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