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29 February 2016

Delivering Unmatched Speed and Scalability, GlobalSign Announces High-volume Digital Certificate Issuance Web Service

GlobalSign is able to issue certificates at unprecedented speed and volume – enabling cloud service providers and IoT innovators to differentiate themselves using security as a competitive advantage.

Enabling cloud service providers and IoT innovators to leverage identity and security as a competitive market advantage

Today at the RSA Conference 2016, GMO GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com), a leading provider of identity and security solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE), announced a unique hosted SSL and PKI certificate service with unmatched, high-scale issuance capabilities. Velocity matters when it comes to the security needs of cloud service providers and those developing products for the Internet of Things (IoT). With this new service, GlobalSign is able to issue certificates at unprecedented speed and volume – enabling cloud service providers and IoT innovators to differentiate themselves using security as a competitive advantage.

High-Scale SSL for Cloud Service Providers

With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their transactions and data. GlobalSign’s high-scale services are designed to fit the cloud on-demand model, automating processes, maximizing efficiency and creating economies of scale. For example, Shopify, a leading cloud-based commerce platform, is delivering SSL certificates as part of its product offering to its 200,000+ merchants.

“We felt it was important to provide SSL encryption to our existing and future merchants,” said Brennan Loh, Head of Business Development at Shopify. “We are excited to lead the charge in making the Internet a safer and better place for everyone and to help our merchants build trust with their customers.”

High-Scale PKI for IoT

Data emanating from millions to billions of online connected sensors and devices is information gold. However, the introduction of new data expands the threat surface massively in ways never imagined. Insecure IoT implementations that provide opportunity to modify data can lead to devastating inaccurate decisions and can stop IoT implementations dead in their tracks. GlobalSign’s high-scale certificate service allows IoT developers to easily build security and identity into their products from the start, protecting the integrity of data by securing and authenticating IoT end points. With this capability, they can accelerate the time to market and reduce manufacturing costs of their products, while also addressing critical security needs.

“Gartner believes that IoT business scenarios of scale will require a delivery mechanism that can also grow and keep pace with requirements in monitoring, detection, access control and other security needs,” according to Gartner. “The future of cloud-based security services is in part linked with the future of the IoT. In fact, IoT's fundamental strength in scale and presence will not be fully realized without cloud-based security services to deliver an acceptable level of operation for many organizations in a cost-effective manner. By 2020, over half of all IoT implementations will use some form of cloud-based security service to meet acceptable levels of risk prescribed by regulation or the reliability standards of those implementations.”*

In addition to high-scale SSL deployment for secure online communications, GlobalSign’s services help IoT innovators meet these key security needs:

  • Strong user and device authentication – enabling trust to mitigate security, privacy and safety concerns
  • Data encryption – ensuring sensitive data is not compromised as it travels through the IoT ecosystem
  • Device and code integrity – confirming that devices and executables are from authentic sources, protecting the manufacturer’s brand
  • Improved performance around certificate validation – fast revocation checking via a globally distributed CDN-modeled infrastructure

Learn More at RSA Conference 2016
GlobalSign will be highlighting its high-scale certificate service capabilities at RSA Conference 2016 in San Francisco this week in Booth S632. Demonstrations will showcase how the GlobalSign service can issue and revoke high volumes of certificates at the speed necessary to meet the high-scale needs of cloud service providers and IoT innovators.

*Gartner, Predicts 2016: Security for the Internet of Things, Ray Wagner, Earl Perkins, Greg Young, Anmol Singh, Lawrence Orans, 09 December 2015

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/.

About 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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