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15 March 2016

GlobalSign Highlights its New High-Volume Digital Certificate Issuance Web Service at World Hosting Days

GlobalSign is highlighting its new high-volume digital certificate issuance web service at World Hosting Days – enabling cloud service providers and IoT innovators to differentiate themselves using security as a competitive advantage.

Enabling cloud-based service providers to ensure security of transactions, identities and data for their customers

RUST, GERMANY – March 15, 2016 – Today at World Hosting Days 2016, GMO GlobalSign (, 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. With this new service, GlobalSign is able to issue certificates at unprecedented speed and volume – enabling cloud-based service providers and IoT innovators to differentiate themselves using security as a competitive advantage.

Security today should not be considered an optional extra, but a necessity. Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience.

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 243,000+ merchants.

“We felt it was important to provide SSL encryption to our existing and future merchants,” said Brennan Loh, Director 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.”

In addition to providing a competitive advantage, this new high-volume certificate service improves the user experience for cloud-based service provider customers. Traditionally an ecommerce service provider merchant had to redirect customers to their platform provider’s secured domain or needed to source, install and manage their own certificates. GlobalSign’s certificate services include full lifecycle management from deployment to renewal, making the customer experience completely seamless and un-interrupted. SaaS ecommerce providers can now significantly enhance their value proposition by easily provisioning high volumes of SSL Certificates that can be hosted directly on the merchant’s domain.

GlobalSign at World Hosting Days 2016
Paul van Brouwershaven, Technology Solutions Director, will be speaking during a breakout session, “Adopting the secure everything ethos by encrypting the entire Internet,” on Wednesday, March 16th at 15:05 p.m. Paul has over 15 years of experience within the hosting and security industry and his session will discuss the benefits and challenges involved with securing millions of connections in a high volume and shared environment.

GlobalSign is also exhibiting at stand C02 and executives will be on hand to discuss its high-scale encryption and authentication services.

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

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

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