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GlobalSign: 2017 Year in Review

16 January 2018

BOSTON, Mass., January 16, 2018 – For GMO GlobalSign (, a global Certificate Authority (CA) and leading provider of identity and security solutions for the IoT, 2017 was marked by significant updates in a number of key sectors throughout the year in the area of services and solutions, as well as forward momentum with the growing expansion of its IoT partner ecosystem.

Solutions and services GlobalSign introduced in 2017 included:

  • A major update of the company’s Auto Enrollment Gateway (AEG) announced in February at the RSA Conference, delivered greater IT efficiencies and cost savings by automating certificate lifecycle management in mixed enterprise environments. Enterprises rely on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to securely communicate and exchange data, but as the number and variety of endpoints within an enterprise continues to grow, new concerns have emerged over whether PKI can handle these new ecosystems without becoming a burden to manage. GlobalSign’s AEG addresses these concerns by creating a fully automated and managed PKI solution that touches virtually every endpoint and centralizes all certificate activity across an enterprise with a virtually transparent user experience for most use cases.
  • The June unveiling of its Digital Signing Service completely changed the way trusted digital signature capabilities can be added to any document workflow solution by eliminating implementation barriers and lowering cost with a cloud-based offering. GlobalSign’s Digital Signing Service is cloud-based, highly scalable and API-driven to seamlessly integrate with commercial and custom document workflow solutions – eliminating the need for additional security hardware and providing publicly trusted and Adobe (AATL) compliant digital signatures.
  • The September launch of the company’s CloudSSL offering is now enabling companies like to better manage SSL/TLS requirements. CloudSSL allows SaaS providers to build SSL into their existing offerings and make security easy for their customers, eliminating the need for them to understand and manage SSL certificates themselves. The automated and scalable 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.

GlobalSign’s IoT developments in 2017 included:

  • Providing the industry’s leading certificate issuance platform for the Industrial IoT with the ability to issue over 3,000 certificates per second.
  • Continued collaboration with leading semiconductor and security focused companies on various test bed projects in the industrial IoT space, creating an expanding IoT security ecosystem.
  • In October, The Wi-SUN Alliance announced it selected GlobalSign to be CA services provider of choice to its 170+ Wi-SUN Alliance member companies worldwide. Device certification is critical for The Wi-SUN Alliance, as every device connected to its Field Area Network (FAN) must include a certificate to authenticate its entry and verify that the device has not been tampered with.

“2017 was a year of continued growth for GlobalSign for both the enterprise portion of the business, as well as our burgeoning IoT solutions group,” said Lila Kee, general manager of Americas operations and Chief Product Officer for GlobalSign. “We are very enthusiastic about 2018 as we look to build on our existing business, as well as seek out new paths. There are many exciting projects in the pipeline, especially in the industrial IoT sector, that will enable us to leverage our 20-year history as a leading, trusted Certificate Authority.”

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

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, 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, visit

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