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GlobalSign and Wi-SUN Alliance to Present Webinar on How the Wi-SUN Field Area Network Specification Drives Security and Interoperability for IoT Devices

30 August 2018

BOSTON, MA – August 30, 2018 – GMO GlobalSign (, a global Certificate Authority and leading provider of identity and security solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that it will participate in a webinar presented by the Wi-SUN Alliance. The organizations will discuss how Wi-SUN’s Field Area Network (FAN) certification drives interoperability for the Smart Utilities and Smart Cities marketplaces. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from noon to 1:00 pm EDT.

GlobalSign’s Director of Product Management for the IoT, Nisarg Desai, and Wi-SUN Alliance President, Phil Beecher, will co-present on the importance of establishing a strong test and certification program for enabling true interoperable products for Smart Utility, Smart City, and related IoT markets. As hundreds of millions, and soon billions, of intelligent and connected devices are used to optimize the management of critical infrastructure and resources, and to provide new services, interoperability will be critical to assuring affordable and secure solutions in a rapidly evolving environment.

This approach can be created with standards-based implementations for all different layers of the internet protocol stack, from Physical layer to the Application layer. On the security side, the approach is achievable by combining robust digital certificate-based authentication with strong encryption at the network level to conceal IP addresses and other sensitive information, as well as implementing application-layer security for specific devices and applications.

Webinar attendees will learn the specific steps organizations are taking to achieve true interoperability, guaranteeing that cybersecurity best practices are in place for the IoT world. Ensuring standardized solutions in wireless communications helps utilities, cities, and, ultimately, businesses and consumers reap the benefits of an increasingly connected world.

Event logistics:

  • Event topic: Webinar on how Wi-SUN FAN Certification Drives True, Secure Interoperability
  • Date and Time: Tuesday, September 11 from noon to 1:00 pm EDT
  • Speakers: Nisarg Desai, Director of Product Management, IoT, GlobalSign and Phil Beecher, President, Wi-SUN Alliance

Where: Attendees may register for the webinar here


About the Wi-SUN Alliance:

The Wi-SUN Alliance is a global non-profit member-based association made up of industry leading companies. Its mission is to drive the global proliferation of interoperable wireless solutions for use in smart cities, smart grids and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications using open global standards from organizations, such as IEEE802, IETF, TIA, TTC and ETSI. With more than 180 members worldwide, membership of the Wi-SUN Alliance is open to all industry stakeholders and includes silicon vendors, product vendors, services providers, utilities, universities, enterprises and municipalities and local government organizations. For more information, please visit:

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 Everything (IoE). 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

Media Relations Contact:

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Wi-SUN Alliance contacts:

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+1 (602) 882-4733                     +44 (0)7855 359889/+44 (0)1628 822741

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