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26 January 2016

Bluebox Security Announces Partnership with GlobalSign to Provide Mobile App Security and Identity Services

Bluebox Security and GlobalSign announce go-to-market partnership offering seamless end-to-end, zero-touch security and identity services for the enterprise.

Go-to-market partnership offers seamless end-to-end, zero-touch security and identity services for the enterprise

Bluebox Security®, the mobile app security and analytics company first to pioneer self-defending apps for consumers, BYOD employees and the extended enterprise, today announced a partnership with GlobalSign, a leading provider of identity and security solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE). The go-to-market partnership will enable end-to-end protection—extending security and identity services from the enterprise infrastructure down to the mobile app layer. Now, enterprises can ensure only approved users can access and operate on their networks with confidence that the data accessed remains secure while in use in mobile apps.

“Enterprises are seeking to increase productivity by arming employees, partners and contractors with custom mobile apps. However, these apps are developed by a variety of teams with a range of security practices, and are being distributed to unmanaged devices,” said Pam Kostka, CEO at Bluebox. “Our goal is to provide enterprises with consistent app security and visibility, regardless of developer or device, to protect corporate data. And now this partnership with GlobalSign makes it even easier to ensure secure productivity for the extended enterprise.”

The new partnership, in conjunction with select enterprise mobile management (EMM) platforms, will enable enterprises to use GlobalSign to provision digital identities on mobile devices and secure their apps with Bluebox without involving the end user. For instance, enterprises that develop their own custom apps can use OAuth 2.0, supported by GlobalSign, to implement one of the most popular authentication standards in their app, while leveraging Bluebox to transform the app into a self-defending app to protect app data, and to defend against and respond to emerging mobile attacks.

“As more enterprise organizations continue to enable employees to ‘bring their own devices,’ it becomes increasingly challenging to address critical security concerns associated with sensitive data accessed outside the protected network perimeter,” said Lila Kee, Chief Products Officer at GlobalSign. “With Bluebox providing security at the app layer and our PKI certificate and identity and access management solutions addressing security at the device and user layers, we have a very strong security offering for mobile devices.”

The new era for the enterprise space is increasingly dominated by mobile apps being developed by a variety of teams—inside and outside of the organization—that access confidential corporate data. In Bluebox’s recent Mobile App Survey, it was found that 96 percent of mobile app developers use third party frameworks to speed up app development that may or may not be secure. Bluebox ensures consistent, enterprise-grade security for BYOD and extended enterprise apps while delivering real-time threat intelligence and actionable analytics. With Bluebox, organizations have confidence corporate data is secure and the visibility to proactively protect their data, and enterprise, from threats.

About Bluebox Security
Founded in 2012 by a team of security experts, Bluebox Security provides the leading mobile app security and analytics solution. Pairing deep mobile security expertise with comprehensive analytics, Bluebox ensures consistent enterprise-grade app security moves at the speed of mobile. The cloud-based solution helps enterprises securely enable mobile by protecting apps, detecting threats, and responding quickly to keep data secure while providing actionable threat intelligence for mobile assets. With Bluebox Security, companies obtain security and visibility into the new enterprise endpoint – the mobile app.

About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign is the leading provider of trusted identity and security solutions enabling businesses, large enterprises, cloud service providers and IoT innovators around the world to secure online communications, manage millions of verified digital identities and automate authentication and encryption. Its high-scale PKI and identity and access management (IAM) solutions support the billions of services, devices, people and things comprising the Internet of Everything (IoE). The company has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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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