GlobalSign Expands SSL Offerings into Canada

(Ping! Zine) – GlobalSign today announced the availability of its leading Digital Certificate and SSL products through the launch of a new dedicated Canadian website (globalsign.ca). 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 http://www.globalsign.ca
*Source: netcraft.com

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