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Verio to Deliver GlobalSign SSL Certificates to Solution Providers for Enhanced, Cost-Effective Security

Verio & GlobalSign announce strategic partnership

September 20, 2007; 02:04 AM

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. and CENTENNIAL, Colo. – GlobalSign Inc (, and Verio Inc (, today announced that Verio has joined the GlobalSign Partner Program, and will begin offering GlobalSign SSL products to its solution provider partners that buy and renew SSL certificates. GlobalSign is one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA), a specialist in SSL security and part of the GMO Internet Group. Verio is a leading provider of business solutions online, including hosting, applications and managed services. Under the partnership, Verio will offer GlobalSign SSL products to its customers, as well as introduce GlobalSign’s SSL certificates to its own Web infrastructure and servers.

Key features of the GlobalSign SSL certificate itself include the option of utilizing Domain Validation, Organization Validation or Extended Validation (DV, OV and EV), the free inclusion of Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) in every certificate (to "step up" weak 40 bit browser to server connections to strong 128 bit), extensive warranties and recognition by all popular browsers, applications and mobile devices. Customizable certificate start and end dates, clickable site seals, the ability to include Subject Alternative Names (SANs) and wildcard characters to allow the securing of multiple servers and sites with a single certificate, all result in an SSL offering with comprehensive benefits for Verio customers and its solution providers worldwide.

"GlobalSign brings 10 years of experience in the security sector, and the feature-set Verio is able to offer customers and its solution providers will immediately benefit end users," said Kiyoshi Maeda, president and chief executive officer for Verio. "With GlobalSign, Verio will offer more options, increased security and attractive pricing to both our customers and our partners."

"GlobalSign is excited to be working closely with Verio to fulfill the security needs of their expansive customer base," said Johan Sys, chief executive officer, GlobalSign Inc. "Verio is one of the world’s leading hosting and managed services companies and its principles of superb customer service, fast service delivery and innovation in its field are aligned with GlobalSign’s core company goals. This kind of validation is a great reflection of GlobalSign’s technical and customer service capabilities and we look forward to a close business relationship with Verio."

GlobalSign’s Sys will address Verio solution provider partners at the viaVerio® Partner Summit, September 20-21 at the Venetian, Las Vegas. More information on the event is available at

About Verio

Verio Inc. enables companies to conduct business online, through hosting, applications and managed services serving the business needs of SMB companies and partners worldwide, and is a subsidiary of NTT Communications, which provides complementary global network access reaching over 200 countries worldwide. The company focuses on how to help companies and partners achieve their business goals with functional hosting solutions, applications and services that enable them to drive success online. Verio supports its operations with highly reliable and scalable global infrastructure and systems including the NTT Communications Global IP Network, and provides business solutions to customers and partners in more than 146 countries. More information can be found at

About GlobalSign

Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public certificate authority, GlobalSign offers publicly trusted SSL, including new Extended Validation SSL Certificates, S/MIME and code signing certificates for use on all Windows platforms including mobile. The GlobalSign RootSign program allows the widely distributed and highly trusted GlobalSign root CA certificates to provide immediate trust for Microsoft CA and other in-house CA users, thereby eliminating the costs associated with supporting non-trusted root CA certificates within an enterprise. These core GlobalSign solutions allow its thousands of enterprise customers to conduct secure online transactions and data submission, and provide tamper-proof distributable code as well as being able to bind identities to client certificates for email security and remote two factor authentication, such as SSL VPNs. The company has a rich history of innovation within the online security market and operates sales and support offices in the US, UK, Japan and Belgium, with services available in a number of European and Asian languages.

About GMO Internet Inc.

GMO Internet Inc. (CEO Masatoshi Kumagai) is headquartered in Tokyo and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section (Code: 9449). Its Internet based business areas include Internet infrastructure and media. Further details can be found at and Mr Kumagai’s profile can be found at

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