Certificate Authority Announces New Partnership with CLM Provider
GlobalSign and essendi it begin a technology cooperation
Leuven, BE, March 7, 2023 -- GMO GlobalSign (https://www.globalsign.com/de), a global Certificate Authority (CA) and leading provider of digital signing, identity and security solutions for the IoT, has announced the successful establishment of a technology partnership with essendi it (https://www.essendi.de). Core to the partnership is the integration of essendi xc with GlobalSign’s certificate platform, Atlas.
Following an agreement signed last year, GlobalSign and essendi it look forward to collaborating on numerous projects in 2023. Working with essendi, a company that offers its CLM software for mid-sized companies to large international corporations throughout the EU, allows public key infrastructure (PKI) and Identity solutions provider GlobalSign to give customers the freedom to deliver certificates via their preferred platform, protocol or API. essendi it GmbH offers its certificate lifecycle management (CLM) software, essendi xc, to a wide range of industries, including finance, transportation, logistics, and engineering.
No matter if it concerns secure websites, digital signatures, encryption of emails, device or user authentication, digital certificates are indispensable in many areas. In an increasingly complex environment, the limited PKI knowledge of many companies is becoming an ever greater challenge. This is where comprehensive automation makes a difference. Therefore, essendi it has been searching for the right partner to cover all the certificate requirements of their customers. GlobalSign was not unfamiliar to essendi; both companies have mutual customers.
The existing customer relationship and the fact that GlobalSign supports RSASSA-PSS certificates finally led to the decision to move ahead with integration with Atlas. To ensure a high level of automation for the TLS & S/MIME certificates, the goal of the project was to integrate the Atlas API with essendi's certificate lifecycle management solution. In the end, essendi it was also convinced by the excellent support provided by Program Manager Andreas Brix and Account Manager Jerker Svensson.
Svensson said, “We found essendi it a very interesting and promising partner to work with, since they provide a very dynamic IT security and identity service platform. From the very start, there was good synergy and a mutual desire for a successful collaboration in the identity segment. By means of already proven team work with Andreas Brix, GlobalSign and essendi are now able to offer our joint customers an efficient and complete certificate lifecycle management service. There are exciting opportunities on the horizon.”
Also critical to the establishment of the partnership between GlobalSign and essendi it were the possibilities of process automation to take advantage of the customers’ limited resources and use them more efficiently. Together, both companies offer a complete solution. Thanks to this partnership, energy providers, for example, can apply for, manage and roll out RSASSA-PSS S/MIME certificates via the most common protocols in a fully automated way. This significantly reduces risks and effort for customers and enables deep integration into existing business processes.
Brix added, “The goal of our PKI-as-a-Service strategy is to partner with certificate lifecycle management tools to provide the perfect solution for all customer projects. The partnership with essendi it gives our customers the ability to roll out custom S/MIME and TLS certificates from their Microsoft CA and publicly trusted certificates from GlobalSign in a fully automated way over a variety of protocols.”
essendi Project Manager Moritz Hauß confirms: "The GlobalSign team quickly understood our needs and the needs of our customer. The compressive knowledge made progress easy, - Overall, we are more than satisfied with the GlobalSign cooperation on both the consulting and the technical level.”
About essendi it
Founded in 2000, essendi initially focused on IT solutions for the financial services sector. Today, we continue to support banks and insurance companies with standard and customized software solutions, in consulting with agile teams, in professional software testing and IT security, thus improving their workflows and business processes.
We move confidently in all areas of the financial world and know what our customers expect from an innovative and effective software solution. Over the years, we have also been able to expand our services to the industrial and commercial sectors. Our customers include medium-sized companies as well as listed corporations. Our offices are located in Schwaebisch Hall and in Munich. For more information, visit https://essendi.de/.
About GMO GlobalSign
As one of the world’s most deeply-rooted certificate authorities, GlobalSign is the leading provider of trusted identity and security solutions enabling businesses, large enterprises, cloud-based service providers, and IoT innovators worldwide 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 IoT. A subsidiary of Japan-based GMO GlobalSign Holdings K.K and GMO Internet Group, GMO GlobalSign has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit https://www.globalsign.com.
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