BOSTON, Mass., June 5, 2018 -- GMO GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com), a global Certificate Authority and leading provider of identity and security solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE), today announced that academic credentials management leader, Parchment, has integrated with GlobalSign to provide colleges, schools, and other educational organizations with the ability to electronically manage their documents. By using GlobalSign’s cloud-based Digital Signing Service, Parchment can now ensure verifiers that learner documents have not been manipulated once they’ve been created and distributed. In addition, by integrating with the Digital Signing Service, Parchment is able to offer digital signatures directly through its application with minimal development or hardware investment needed and no burden placed on end customers.
Parchment is the most widely adopted digital credential service in the education marketplace, allowing learners, academic institutions, and employers to request, verify, and share credentials in simple and secure ways. The company serves the entire spectrum of the education marketplace, including K-12, higher education, continuing education providers and state agencies. Since its inception in 2003, Parchment has helped millions of people and thousands of schools and universities exchange more than 36 million transcripts and other credentials globally.
“The authenticity of digital credentials is paramount and credential issuers of all types trust Parchment's Credential Management platform to distribute millions of documents securely, worldwide. GlobalSign's Digital Signing Service has allowed us to apply industry-leading security to digital credential documents, through a streamlined API at a significant cost savings,” said Jason Weaver, Senior Director of Product Management at Parchment.
Highly Scalable, Cloud-based API-Driven Digital Signing Service
GlobalSign’s cloud-based Digital Signing Service makes publicly trusted digital signatures more accessible by integrating them directly into document workflow solutions while lowering barriers such as cost, maintenance, and internal expertise. Unlike traditional document signing products that require hardware and extensive cryptographic knowledge to source the required components, the Digital Signing Service provides everything needed to deploy digital signatures into any application with one API call, greatly simplifying the integration process.
“GlobalSign’s Digital Signing Service brings together all the cryptographic components necessary to offer the most feature-rich and collaborative digital signature service on the market today,” said Lila Kee, General Manager, Americas, GlobalSign. “We are very pleased that Parchment is using our Digital Signing Service to ensure that customer documents haven’t been tampered with. Solutions like Parchment are ideal for GlobalSign’s Digital Signing Service since they have document-heavy workflows that can benefit from signing the documents, ensuring the signer (organization or individual) identity, and tamper-proofing the documents with trusted timestamps.”
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 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, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. For more information, visit https://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, visit https://www.gmo.jp/en/.
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