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GlobalSign Teams With World's Leading Certificate Authorities to Strengthen Internet Security

GlobalSign Announces Membership in Certificate Authority Security Council to Promote Safe SSL Practices and Improve Secure Online Transactions and Communications

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/13 -- GlobalSign, the enterprise SaaS Certificate Authority, today announced its membership in the Certificate Authority Security Council (CASC), an advocacy group committed to the exploration and promotion of best practices for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology and to the advancement of online security. As part of the association, GlobalSign will work with its peers to improve the understanding of critical security policies and their potential impact on the Internet infrastructure. Members of the CASC include Comodo, DigiCert, Entrust Certificate Services, GlobalSign, Go Daddy, Symantec and Trend Micro.

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CASC creates a forum for the leading certificate authorities (CAs), which are responsible for the majority of all digital certificates issued, to discuss and develop industry standards and to present a single unified voice in the promotion of SSL and secure transactions and communications over the Internet. It also provides the public with a single resource to direct inquiries to and to contact for information and education.

"At GlobalSign, our mission is to restore trust in SSL through education, provide enhanced services that allow customers to identify and remedy vulnerabilities, and drive appropriate standards and best practices that protect organizations from advanced threats. These threats come in the form of cyber criminals and hackers as well as state-sponsored attacks and espionage efforts," said Steve Waite, CEO, GlobalSign Americas. "We are proud to be part of the CASC and collaborate with the leading global CAs on the goal of advancing security standards for the industry as a whole. Together we can work toward the improved deployment of a trustworthy SSL ecosystem."

In addition to supporting the CASC, GlobalSign is a member of other industry associations dedicated to advancing the strength of Internet security technologies such as SSL, including The Certification Authority/Browser (CA/B) Forum and the Anti-Phishing Working Group. GlobalSign is also an adopter member of the Trusted Computing Group.

"No one actor in the ecosystem has the ability to change the Internet as a whole, it takes collaboration," said Ryan Hurst, GlobalSign CTO, "GlobalSign wants to help all businesses to communicate and execute transactions across the Internet with confidence. By joining this association, we are furthering our commitment to this goal."

For more information on GlobalSign, visit: https://www.globalsign.com/

For more information on CASC, visit: https://casecurity.org/

About GMO GlobalSign

GlobalSign has been a trust service provider since 1996. Its focus has been, and always will be, on providing convenient and highly productive PKI solutions for organizations of all sizes. Its core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of authenticated customers to conduct SSL secured transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online identities for secure email and access control. Vision and commitment to innovation led to GlobalSign being recognized by Frost & Sullivan for the 2011 Product Line Strategy Award. The company has local offices in the US, Europe and throughout Asia. For the latest news on GlobalSign visit www.globalsign.com or follow GlobalSign on Twitter (@globalsign).

About GMO Internet Group

GMO Internet Group is a comprehensive provider of industry-leading Internet solutions including domain name registration, cloud-based and traditional hosting, ecommerce, security, and payment processing services that each hold the top share of their respective markets in Japan. Other key business areas for the Group include online securities/FX trading, Internet advertising, search engine marketing and online research. In 2011 a new Social Media & Smartphone Platform segment was established bringing together group initiatives in social apps development, daily deals and Android app distribution. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en

About the CASC

The Certificate Authority Security Council is comprised of leading global Certificate Authorities that are committed to the exploration and promotion of best practices that advance trusted SSL deployment and CA operations as well as the security of the internet in general. While not a standards-setting organization, the CASC works collaboratively to improve understanding of critical policies and their potential impact on the internet infrastructure. More information is available at https://casecurity.org/.

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