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12 September 2017

GlobalSign Announces CloudSSL Offering for SaaS Providers

Leading certificate authority’s new automated offering enables SaaS companies to provide their customers with secure, built-in encryption

GlobalSign Announces CloudSSL Offering for SaaS Providers

Leading certificate authority’s new automated offering enables SaaS companies to provide their customers with secure, built-in encryption

BOSTON, MA – September 12, 2017 – GMO GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com), a leading provider of identity and security solutions, today announced the availability of its CloudSSL offering. GlobalSign CloudSSL enables SaaS providers to easily and affordably provide their customers with secure, built-in encryption for their online businesses. With CloudSSL, SaaS providers can secure their sites quickly and efficiently, a necessary competitive differentiator and a sign of global trust. In addition, the automated and scalable offering delivers an SSL solution that integrates directly into the company’s services for its customers, so their users don’t have to worry about installing and managing certificates themselves.

GlobalSign’s CloudSSL is designed specifically for providers of cloud-based services, such as CDNs, VDNs, eCommerce platforms, website builders, and other XaaS offerings (i.e. infrastructure, platforms, applications, storage), that need to secure services or communications for multiple customers. Its automated certificate provisioning and management capability significantly reduces the burden on providers’ internal support teams. CloudSSL also supports wildcard certificates – the ideal solution for SaaS providers hosting or managing multiple sites or pages existing on the same domain.

SaaS providers like HotelPlanner.com, the leader in online group travel, find CloudSSL to be an invaluable solution.

“Working with the GlobalSign team has been an A+ experience. Everything has been very smooth. Prior to working with them, managing certificates was a nightmare because we relied on our partners to manually order their own certificates and they were always expiring,” said John Prince, co-founder and chief information officer, HotelPlanner.com. “GlobalSign’s CloudSSL offering just makes my life a lot easier.”

He added: “The flexibility of CloudSSL enables us to easily secure new sites quickly and efficiently in a fully automated process, as well as create multiple wildcard domains on one certificate. As a result, we have much more control over the certificate process.”

CloudSSL certificates are issued to service providers at the Organization Validated (OV) level and domains are added after fully automated domain validation checks are performed.  Providers can secure multiple domains and up to 500 unique SANs with just one certificate. Additionally, providers can dynamically add and remove domains via APIs and if a SAN is removed, the returned SAN can be re-used for another domain without incurring any additional costs. Once a domain has been vetted, additional sub-domains can be added without additional domain validation.

“CloudSSL’s flexible, automated platform makes it extremely easy for SaaS providers to issue and update SSL certificates quickly, easily and affordably,” said Doug Beattie, vice president of product management, GlobalSign. “Our offering helps online companies like HotelPlanner.com offer a secure and reliable user experience for their customers. We are very pleased that HotelPlanner.com found our solution effective for its business needs.”

For further information on GlobalSign’s CloudSSL offering, visit https://www.globalsign.com/en/cloud/.

About HotelPlanner.com
HotelPlanner.com is the leading provider of online services in the global group hotel marketplace. Listed among the top 50 travel sites in the world and ranked number one in group travel, HotelPlanner.com is on track to produce nearly 1 million group leads this year, and is providing group hotel booking services to over 3,000 groups per day. The company’s robust technology and automated rate checkers provide customers with the guaranteed lowest available rates from a network of more than 100,000 quality hotel partners worldwide, making it easier and faster to book hotels for any corporate and leisure event. With its new eRFP group booking system, “Book-in-Block” and licensing technologies, HotelPlanner.com continues to advance the group booking process online for direct clients, market leading affiliates and hotel partners worldwide.

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 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and identity 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. For more information, please visit https://www.globalsign.com.

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, the U.K., the U.S., China and Singapore. For more information, please visithttp://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 includes 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 visithttp://www.gmo.jp/en/.

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