Black Lotus Communication Chooses GlobalSign's SSL Certificates to Enhance Protection Offerings

Top Quote Partnership will offer Black Lotus customers reliable security, protection including cost effective SSL Certificates to protect their websites and servers. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 24, 2011 - GlobalSign (, GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, today announced a new partnership with Black Lotus Communications, a leading provider of DDoS protection, managed hosting and unmanaged dedicated servers. The newly formed partnership will allow Black Lotus to enhance their leading protection solutions by offering GlobalSign's highly trusted, future proof SSL Certificates.

    Since 1999, implementing robust and cost effective DDoS protective solutions has been the foundation of Black Lotus Communications. Black Lotus Communications has since expanded their service portfolio to include everything needed to protect websites, servers and hosting environments. By adding SSL Certificates to their portfolio, Black Lotus will not only enhance its protection services, but will truly offer customers a one-stop-shop online security service.

    Black Lotus sought an SSL provider who could offer highly trusted and reliable SSL Certificates, but at an affordable cost as the company's business model revolves around delivering high grade solutions at economical prices. Black Lotus chose GlobalSign for the highly trusted range of value add GlobalSign SSL Certificates, and will enjoy the extra benefits of GlobalSign's integration with the Ubersmith web hosting billing management platform. The Ubersmith integration allows Black Lotus to manage and automate SSL Certificate reselling from the same Ubersmith platform they already use to manage their existing portfolio. Adding the GlobalSign SSL Certificate range to their portfolio will provide Black Lotus an additional revenue stream with a fast time to market.

    "Black Lotus needed a partnership with a Certificate Authority who offered strong, future-proof SSL at reasonable prices, and GlobalSign ticked all the boxes," said Jeff Lyon, President of Black Lotus Communications. "Adding GlobalSign's SSL Certificates to our protection offerings will allow us to strategically differentiate ourselves and provide immediate one-stop-shop benefits for our valued customer base."

    "We are delighted to add a leading DDoS protection solutions company such as Black Lotus Communications to our portfolio of partners and extend our SSL solutions to an expanded audience," says Katsuo Chujo, Marketing Director, GlobalSign. "This new partnership, will enable Black Lotus to provide customers with dynamic protection solutions built around the highest levels of trust and security."

    Black Lotus will offer GlobalSign's feature packed SSL range, including fast issuance Domain Validated SSL, traditional Organization Validated SSL and EV SSL, the newly standardized SSL which activates the green address bar interface in IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari browsers. GlobalSign's SSL Certificates will be included in Black Lotus hosting and server bundle packages. All GlobalSign SSL Certificates are inclusive of Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) (to "step up" weak browser encryption to strong encryption on older browsers) and are issued from the widely distributed 2048 bit GlobalSign Root CA.

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    About Black Lotus Communications
    Black Lotus Communications is first and leading in distributed denial-of-service protection solutions. The company was the first to market a commercially viable DDoS protection solution and provides protected hosting services, web proxies, IP tunnels, and the ecologically friendly LotusCloud VM, a dedicated server environment that is 16 times more efficient than its bare metal counterpart.

    About GlobalSign
    Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public certificate authority, GlobalSign offers publicly trusted SSL Certificates, EV SSL, Managed SSL Services, S/MIME email security andCode Signing for use on all platforms including mobile devices. Its Trusted Root solution uses the widely embedded GlobalSign Root CA certificates to provide immediate PKI trust forMicrosoft Certificate Services and internal PKI, eliminating the costs of using untrusted Root Certificates. Its partnership with Adobe to provide Certified Document Services (CDS) enables secure digitally signed PDF documents, certified transcripts and e-invoices. These core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of authenticated customers to conduct secure online transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online identitiesfor secure email and access control. The company has a history of innovation within the online security industry and has offices in the US, UK, Belgium, Japan, China and Singapore.

    GMO Internet Group
    GMO Internet Group is one of the most comprehensive providers of industry-leading Internet services worldwide. As well as domain registration, web hosting, ecommerce, and payment processing businesses that each hold the top share in their respective markets in Japan, services operated by the group include Internet advertising, search engine marketing and research. Global online security brand GlobalSign and major Japanese online securities brokerage, GMO CLICK Securities are also group members. In 2011 a new Social Media & Smartphone Platform segment was established bringing together group initiatives in social apps development, flash marketing and Android apps distribution. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Please visit for more information.

    For further details please contact:

    GlobalSign Singapore
    Tel: (toll-free) 800-101-2546

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