GlobalSign Announces Strategic Partnership with Cloud Software Provider OnApp
OnApp includes GlobalSign's OneClickSSL technology in its cloud software and Cloud-In-A-Box promotion
London, UK - July 28 2011 - GlobalSign (www.globalsign.co.uk), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialist in SSL hosting solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with leading cloud software provider OnApp (www.onapp.com). The terms of the partnership include integration of GlobalSign's OneClickSSL technology into OnApp's cloud deployment and management software, giving hosting customers easy access to automated SSL provisioning and reselling.
To launch the partnership, OnApp has included GlobalSign's SSL solution in its Cloud-in-a-Box promotion— a $25m giveaway available from OnApp at HostingCon in San Diego August 8-10 2011.
OnApp software dramatically reduces the time and cost of building a cloud hosting business. Hosting providers choose OnApp for its rapid time to market, low entry requirements and rich cloud management features, which now include instant deployment of SSL secure sites through OneClickSSL from GlobalSign. OnApp customers include Dediserve, eApps and VPS.NET, to name a few.
GlobalSign's OneClickSSL technology rewrites the SSL paradigm by moving away from the traditional, long-winded and error prone process of SSL provisioning and replacing it with an automated click to "Activate SSL" workflow, which is easily understood by customers of all technical abilities. OneClickSSL revolutionizes the SSL installation process to enable full SSL Certificate installation in under a minute and is available at a number of platform levels including cPanel, Parallels Plesk, IIS and Apache, thus offering hosting companies the most efficient way to employ SSL security ever available.
"OnApp is the only cloud software provider focused totally on the hosting market. We add value to hosters not only through the core functionality of our software, but also through partnerships with leading providers like GlobalSign", said Ditlev Bredahl, CEO at OnApp. "GlobalSign's OneClickSSL is truly unique in the way it optimizes the SSL reselling workflow. It's a natural fit for our hosting customers, adding real value by enabling them to automate SSL as an integrated part of their cloud hosting services."
"We are very pleased to enter into a strategic partnership with OnApp," said Motoo Noda, CEO GMO GlobalSign Inc, "Automating SSL through the OnApp cloud deployment platform is a huge benefit for hosting companies by eliminating the problems and costs associated with supporting SSL."
GlobalSign has been a publicly trusted Certificate Authority since 1996 and is currently ranked as the 4th largest provider of SSL Certificates worldwide by Netcraft — a position achieved in the last 4 years since re-launching as a focused SSL Provider. Since becoming part of the GMO Internet Inc group of companies, the company has opened local offices in the US, UK, Belgium and throughout Asia.
Join GlobalSign at HostingCon between August 8th - 10th 2011 in San Diego, where GlobalSign will be demoing OneClickSSL at the OnApp booth, #313. The full presentation schedule, including other GlobalSign presentations, will be available at the GlobalSign booth #627 throughout the show.
For more information on the GlobalSign SSL Partner Program please visit http://www.globalsign.co.uk/partners/ssl-resell/.
OnApp is the leading provider of cloud management software for the hosting industry. OnApp software creates cloud infrastructure from any commodity hardware; provides rich out-of-the-box functionality for server, storage, VM, user, failover and billing management; has a high density design to maximize a host's margins; and integrates with leading hosting applications including WHMCS, Ubersmith and HostBill.
OnApp launched in July 2010 after two years of development. Today OnApp powers well over 400 clouds at some 300 hosting providers around the world. OnApp has 70 staff across the EU and US, and can be found online at www.onapp.com.
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About GMO 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, and China.
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 www.gmo.jp/en for more information.
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