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Frost & Sullivan Applauds GlobalSign for its Breadth of High-Assurance, Flexible, Cost-Effective SSL Certificate Solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, February 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

- With advanced SSL technical innovation during 2011, GlobalSign shows significant SSL market growth in the number of SSL Certificates issued and in SSL Certificate sales

Based on its recent analysis of the SSL Certificate market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes GlobalSign with the 2011 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy. GlobalSign leverages its 15 years of experience in the SSL Certificate market to make the lifecycle process of an SSL Certificate easier to manage. GlobalSign's ability to understand the need of hosting providers and enterprises of all sizes from small and medium size enterprises to large enterprises, has positioned it for significant success in today's SSL Certificate market.

"GlobalSign is considered a pioneer in multi-domain SSL and providing free support for unified communications (UC) applications," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Richard Martinez. "It provides subscribers of this certificate with an easy-to-use interface to manage subject alternative names (SAN) in SSL Certificates."

GlobalSign, has a rich experience in providing tailored SSL solutions to the hosting industry and helps hosting providers issue certificates to organizations rapidly. To cater to the hosting vertical, the company launched its low-end brand, AlphaSSL. GlobalSign also provides domain-validated (DV), organization-validated (OV), and extended-validation (EV) SSL Certificates, as well as wildcard and multi-domain SSL Certificates. Other products and services include OneClickSSL, CloudSSL, Managed SSL v2, and malware monitoring services.

The latest GlobalSign technological innovation, OneClickSSL, turns the manual certificate lifecycle into a fully automated process that enables installation of an SSL Certificate in less than a minute. It automates the entire SSL provisioning process, including the generation of the certificate signing request, application process, vetting, installation, and binding of the SSL to the Web server.

The value OneClickSSL provides hosting providers the ability to remotely "push" SSL to the customer's website, allowing remote activation and expediting the certificate-issuing process. OneClickSSL reduces customer errors and gives the customer easy access to the minimum security requirements, while also providing hosting companies with anew revenue stream and  flexible billing models.

Meanwhile, CloudSSL allows organizations to use a certificate across virtualized environments without having to purchase additional licenses. It provides organizations with the same level of authentication and security features as the GlobalSign SSL brand. CloudSSL is also ideal for managed service providers due to its ability to support shorter-term billing cycles and dynamic adding/removal of customers by a simple Web service call.

Managed SSL v2, GlobalSign's new managed SSL platform, provides all types of organizations with highly scalable means of managing multiple SSL. It gives large, distributed organizations an alternative to hosting their own Certificate Authorities by enabling them to register all their companies, branches, and departments in a single managed service account.

Although GlobalSign caters to companies of all sizes, it has found significant success in the mid-tier level as well as aggressive strides and impressive traction into the enterprise market as well.  Mid and upper tier companies are price sensitive, brand aware, and need account managers and automation.

"With its efforts now more focused on enterprises, the company has gained significant traction among Fortune 1000 and Fortune 500 customers," noted Martinez. "GlobalSign's OneClickSSL, CloudSSL, and Alpha SSL also allow the company to branch out to hosting providers to expand its customer base."

Features such as AutoCSR, free UC support, and a quick online renewal wizard greatly reduce customer support issues. To eliminate the burden of purchasing extra certificates for multiple servers, GlobalSign offers unlimited server licenses. In addition, it offers multi-domain certificates, which cover up to 40 different sub-domains with a single certificate. One GlobalSign SSL Certificate also provides encryption for both the "www" and the "non-www" version of the domain.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that demonstrates the most insight into the needs and product demands of its customers. The recipient company has optimized its product line by leveraging products with the various price, performance, and feature points required by one or more market segments.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About GlobalSign

Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public certificate authority, GlobalSign offers publicly trusted SSL, including EV SSL Certificates, S/MIME and Code Signing Certificates for use on all platforms including mobile devices. Its Trusted Root solution uses the widely distributed GlobalSign Root CA certificates to provide immediate PKI trust for Microsoft CA and enterprise CAs, eliminating the costs associated with using untrusted Root Certificates. Its partnership with Adobe to provide Certified Document Services (CDS) enables secure digitally signed PDF e-documents.  These core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of customers to conduct secure online transactions and data transfer, distribute tamper-proof code, and bind identities to client certificates for email security and remote two factor authentication.  GlobalSign is a GMO Internet Group company with a history of innovation within the online security market and has offices in the US, UK, Belgium, Japan, and China.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.


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