GlobalSign Expands Online Security Offerings to Canadian Market

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  • (1888PressRelease) August 02, 2011 - GlobalSign (, a specialist in Digital Certificate and PKI security, announced the availability of its leading Digital Certificate and SSL products through the launch of a new dedicated Canadian website ( With language options for sales and support now available in both English and French, GlobalSign can support its growing Canadian customer base and partner network.

    As expansion in e-commerce and web service deployments continue to accelerate in Canada, more and more online businesses are in need of security solutions to protect their websites, online data, and intellectual property and ensure they are safe from phishing attacks and online fraud. The most common protocol used today is the Secure Sockets Layers (SSL) which essentially provides a secure channel between two machines operating over the internet or internal network. The SSL market in Canada experienced growth of over 20% during the last year, becoming the sixth largest market for SSL Certificate usage worldwide.*

    GlobalSign's Canadian web site will have both English and French language content available to aid Canadian customers in deploying the strongest SSL security and associated services. By launching a website catered directly for Canadian customers, GlobalSign aims to help protect individuals and organizations against ever growing online security threats by supporting new customers and educating them on how to look for strong website security. GlobalSign is also aiming to contribute to overall SSL market growth and following recent industry upheavals will seek to attract customers who are apprehensive about their existing SSL provider and seeking a more stable alternative.

    GlobalSign will be offering its full range of SSL Certificates via the new website, including fast issuance Domain Validated SSL and the most advanced Extended Validated (EV) SSL Certificates, which activate the green address bar in new high security browsers such as IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari. Customers will be able to easily and conveniently purchase SSL to secure their websites, online transactions, web mail and other next generation online services using GlobalSign's highly trusted and future-proof technology. All GlobalSign Certificates include Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) (to "step up" weak browser-to-server-connections to strong encryption levels), have the option of including additional premium features (for example, Subject Alternative Names (SANs) and wildcard characters to allow the securing of multiple domain names, sub domains, IP addresses or hostnames with a single Certificate). All Certificates are issued from GlobalSign's 2048 bit Certificate Authority Root, pre-installed in all browsers, operating systems and mobile devices.

    "Launching a localized suite of services for the Canadian market and catering to Canada's language requirements further proves GlobalSign's ongoing commitment to our global customers," said Motto Noda, CEO, GMO GlobalSign Inc., "This expansion will improve sales and support services for our existing Canadian customers and offer a much needed alternative to the standard market players."

    GlobalSign SSL Certificates are currently available to order in English or French at


    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 and Code 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 for Microsoft 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 identities for 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, Singapore and China.

    GMO Internet Group
    GMO Internet Group, headquartered in Japan, is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. The group holds top domestic market share in domain registration, web hosting, and payment processing and provides a host of other Internet services including global online security services, e-commerce solutions, and Internet advertising to both businesses and individuals. At the centre of the group is GMO Internet, Inc. a company listed on the prestigious first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE: 9449). Please visit for further details.

    For further details please contact:

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

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