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29 October 2012

ActiveWeb Becomes GlobalSign First Latin America Preferred Partner

New Relationship Offers Region Award-winning Security plus Local Sales and Support

Boston, MA - October 29 2012 - GlobalSign ( one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, today announced that ActiveWeb, a leading Brazilian IT Security company, has been named the first Preferred Partner in Latin America. The expanded partnership represents an ideal opportunity for GlobalSign to further expand its reach into Latin America due to ActiveWeb’s well-known presence and customer base. By partnering with a trusted, local organization, GlobalSign is able to provide resident customers full access to their award-winning SSL Certificates and other security solutions with the added benefit of dedicated regional sales and technical support via the ActiveWeb team.

The partnership is perfectly timed, with the demand for SSL Certificates and other security solutions in Latin America at an all-time high. The area’s economy is growing at an impressive rate and as more and more businesses bring their services online, security concerns, including fraud and phishing, are on the rise. The number of active SSL Certificates in Latin America has increased by 35% over the last year (, as web owners become more aware of the risks and seek technologies to mitigate such threats. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate help organizations protect their website by encrypting data sent to the server and show customers the well-known trust indicators such as displaying https instead of http, the padlock, and the green address bar in the case of Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates.

"We have had a successful relationship with GlobalSign from the start and we are eager to take our partnership to the next level," Jefferson Campos, Director of Technology Partners, ActiveWeb. "We look forward to representing the GlobalSign brand in Latin America and working together to bring the latest security solutions technology to the region."

"We are very excited to have ActiveWeb as our first Preferred Partner in Latin America," said Steve Waite, CEO, GlobalSign Americas. "By combining our leading security solutions and ActiveWeb sales and support expertise, we are providing local customers the ideal package to meet their increasing security needs."

ActiveWeb recently launched a new site highlighting the Preferred Partnership where customers will have access to the entire GlobalSign product line, as well as product resources, support, tutorials, and videos. Visit to learn more.

To learn more about the GlobalSign Partner Program, please visit

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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