WHMCS Management Platform Integrates GlobalSign's OneClickSSL Technology
Hosting companies using WHMCS can now fully automate SSL reselling through GlobalSign's new provisioning system, saving time and support costs
London, UK - September 26 2011 - GlobalSign (www.globalsign.co.uk), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialist in SSL and Digital Certificate security, today announced that its revolutionary new OneClickSSL technology allowing the automation of SSL reselling , has been integrated into the latest version of WHMCS's billing platform.
Since partnering with WHMCS and initially embedding GlobalSign's SSL reselling module into its platform in 2010, hundreds of hosting providers around the world have benefited from the simplicity of controlling the billing cycle of all hosting products they chose to resell, including GlobalSign SSL Certificates. Over this time GlobalSign and WHMCS have worked closely together in developing the module to incorporate GlobalSign's full range of SSL Certificates, including basic level Domain Validated SSL, to the most advanced Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates, opening up many new opportunities for GlobalSign SSL Resellers. Now OneClickSSL has been added, WHMCS offers the complete GlobalSign SSL portfolio.
With OneClickSSL, hosting customers purchase Secure Site Vouchers from their hosting provider. The customer goes on to redeem the voucher via any one of the OneClickSSL plug-ins, (including CPanel, Parallels, Plesk, IIS and Apache), by simply entering the voucher code and clicking "Activate SSL". Customers have an SSL secured website in only seconds, reducing the support overhead and overall involvement of the hosting company, generating higher margins from the opportunity reselling SSL has to offer, enabling hosts to focus on their core business.
"Making OneClickSSL vouchers available through WHMCS further helps hosts offer SSL security to customers of all technical abilities", said Steve Roylance, Business Development Director, GlobalSign. "The vouchers and plug-ins do all of the technical work, including key generation, creation of Certificate Signing Request, validation of control of domain and installation of SSL Certificate, all within 45 seconds".
"We are always eager to keep up to date with the latest hosting and security technologies and we are proud to be the first billing platform to be able to offer GlobalSign's new OneClickSSL service", said Matthew Pugh, Lead Developer, WHMCS. "Putting WHMCS users ahead of the competition is a key strategy for us and we look forward to integrating future GlobalSign SSL developments in the near future".
GlobalSign's OneClickSSL module will be included in the next release of WHMCS V4.6 as standard. If users are running on version 4.5 or earlier, the module will need to be installed and can be found at http://www.whmcs.com/globalsignssl.php.
For more information about OneClickSSL please visit http://www.globalsign.co.uk/ssl/oneclickssl.
Hosting companies interested in offering OneClickSSL via the WHMCS platform to their customer base can become a GlobalSign partner by contacting GlobalSign at http://www.globalsign.co.uk/ssl/oneclickssl .
About WHMCS WHMCS, a private company based in the UK was established in 2005 as the first company to develop a system to combine billing and support solutions into a single package. Since then, WHMCS has developed an all-in-one client management, billing & support solution for online business in over 90 countries worldwide supporting everything from signup to termination, with automated billing, provisioning and management. WMCS has been able to provide one of the most popular billing and support solutions for web host by partnering with numerous strategic partners to provide its customers with the products and services to allow its end users to achieve success.
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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