GLOBALSIGN DEEPENS EXISTING PARTNERSHIP WITH LEADING SCANDINAVIAN SSL PROVIDER THROUGH STRATEGIC SHARE INVESTMENT
Partnership with TRUSTZONE Provides Industry-Leading Security Solutions and Has Already Resulted in Over 100 Percent Market Growth in Scandinavia
LONDON – June 25, 2013 – GlobalSign (www.globalsign.co.uk), the enterprise SaaS-based Certificate Authority (CA), today announced that it has made a minority share investment in TRUSTZONE, a leading Scandinavian IT security company, to aggressively pursue the Scandinavian enterprise SSL and PKI markets. Through the partnership, both parties aim to meet the increasing demand for SSL and other digital certificates requirements in the region through a range of dedicated enterprise solutions. With over 55 percent growth in the SSL market during the last year (source: www.netcraft.com), the requirement for security in the Scandinavian region is at an all-time high. GlobalSign has been working with TRUSTZONE for several years to encourage best practices for website security throughout this territory, issuing over 11,000 SSL Certificates through TRUSTZONE, resulting in a significant acceleration in market growth of over 100 percent (source: www.netcraft.com). The partnership demonstrates both companies’ commitment in working together to enable customers to benefit from industry-leading SSL security solutions and in providing high levels of customer support, delivered directly by TRUSTZONE at the local level. The two organisations have joined forces to better serve the enterprise market in particular and are introducing GlobalSign’s leading Managed SSL and Enterprise PKI (ePKI) solutions to TRUSTZONE’s customer base, enabling advanced on-demand management of a range of digital certificates. The scalability of both solutions gives large enterprises the ability to streamline workflows, whilst reducing the cost and time resources typically associated with digital certificate management and PKI deployments. “As one of the largest and most successful suppliers of SSL Certificates in the Scandinavian region, TRUSTZONE is proud to have been given the opportunity to offer GlobalSign’s SaaS-based Managed SSL to all Scandinavian enterprises,” said Jacob Højmark Nielsen, Managing Director of TRUSTZONE A/S. “Existing as well as new customers of TRUSTZONE will now be able to instantly issue Extended Validation, Organisation Validated and email certificates, as domain names and organisational information is registered and pre-vetted only once a year. This was the solution that our partners, customers and the entire enterprise market in Scandinavia have been wishing for, so we’re extremely pleased that we’re now given the opportunity to approach the Scandinavian enterprise market with such a powerful tool.” “We have been successfully working with TRUSTZONE for over four years to facilitate the growing need for SSL deployment, making the Internet a safer environment for all,” said Paul Tourret, Managing Director, GMO GlobalSign Ltd. “This development in our strategic partnership will allow us to now accelerate achieving our common goal in providing industry-leading security solutions, top-notch customer service.” GlobalSign’s full range of digital certificates, including Managed SSL and Enterprise PKI solutions are available directly from TRUSTZONE.
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 organisations 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 recognised 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.co.uk 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, and smartphone game development and publishing. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Please visit www.gmo.jp/en for more information.
About TRUSTZONE TRUSTZONE is a leading Scandinavian IT security company focusing on identity and trust services. Since the company was founded in August 2004 TRUSTZONE has been distributing digital certificates to European enterprises focusing on the Scandinavian markets. Today TRUSTZONE is among the biggest Scandinavian providers of digital certificates and the TRUSTZONE brand is now a well-known name to almost all Scandinavian organisations.
For further details please contact:
GMO GlobalSign Ltd
+44 1622766766/+32 16891900
Jacob Højmark Nielsen
+45 8833 1000