(The Hosting News) – GMO GlobalSign Inc, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, today announced that AlmourolTec Lda – Ptisp, one of Portugal’s largest hosting and domain registration providers has joined the GlobalSign Partner Program, enabling the company to provide GlobalSign SSL Certificates to their extensive customer base. The partnership will allow Ptisp’s customers to secure websites, online transactions, web mail and other next generation online services using GlobalSign highly trusted SSL technology.
As a provider of SSL Certificates for around four years, Ptisp made the decision to switch to the GlobalSign Partner Program as demand in the Portuguese market for online security is at an all-time high. Ptisp was looking for a partner CA who could provide them with an all-round solution to meet specific customer security requirements, while helping raise awareness of online threats. As a partner, Ptisp will be able to resell the full range of feature-packed, high-security SSL Certificates and to benefit from GlobalSign’s multilingual customer service and sales and marketing support provided via its European offices.
The ease of integration and automation technologies were the main driver behind Ptisp’s adoption of the GlobalSign SSL Certificate range. Ptisp will be implementing GlobalSign’s latest OneClickSSL technology, which will allow their customers to activate secure sites in seconds, directly from their control panel. OneClickSSL 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. The revolutionary levels of automation will allow Ptisp to meet increasing demands for SSL, whilst reducing their technical support overheads as the process can easily be understood by customers of all technical abilities.
“As a hosting company, and not dealing with customers directly, we need to create partnerships that transmit confidence to our customers”, said Luís Inverno, CTO, AlmourolTec Lda – Ptisp. “GlobalSign is a trusted and global SSL leader which offers a comprehensive provisioning system, competitive pricing, innovative technologies and overall expertise in the channel market – all key tools to enable us to successfully resell SSL.”
“With the ongoing success of our SSL Partner Program we are delighted to welcome Ptisp on board as our latest partner and look forward to them taking our trusted solutions to their customer base”, said Paul Tourret, Managing Director, GlobalSign EMEA. “Ptisp is yet another example of an influential, locally focused webhosting company choosing GlobalSign and we look forward to jointly providing high security solutions to the Portuguese market.”
Partnering with GlobalSign will enable Ptisp to offer GlobalSign’s full range of SSL Certificates, including fast issuance Domain Validated SSL, traditional Organization Validated SSL and the newly standardized Extended Validation (EV) SSL, which activates the green address bar interface in IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari browsers. All GlobalSign SSL Certificates are inclusive of basic Malware Scanning, have the option of including additional premium features (for example, Subject Alternative Names (SANs) and wildcard characters, to allow the securing of multiple sites with a single certificate) and are issued from GlobalSign’s widely distributed 2048 bit Root CA Certificate.
GlobalSign’s SSL Certificates are now available from Ptisp and their products and solutions can be found at their recently re-launched website www.ptisp.com
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About AlmourolTec Lda – Ptisp
Founded in 2001, Ptisp is one of Portugal’s largest hosting and domain registration providers with over 9,700 domains hosted. Using its comprehensive array of products and services, including dedicated VPS and shared cloud hosting, streaming services and e-commerce platforms, the company designs customized solutions that fit the needs of each client. In addition, fully managed solutions and 24/7 support are also available.
Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public certificate authority, GlobalSign offers publicly trusted SSL, including EV SSL Certificates, S/MIME and Code Signing Certificates for use on all platforms including mobile devices. Its Trusted Root solution uses the widely distributed GlobalSign Root CA certificates to provide immediate PKI trust for Microsoft CA and enterprise CAs, eliminating the costs associated with using untrusted Root Certificates. Its partnership with Adobe to provide Certified Document Services (CDS) enables secure digitally signed PDF e-documents. These core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of customers to conduct secure online transactions and data transfer, distribute tamper-proof code, and bind identities to client certificates for email security and remote two factor authentication. The company has a history of innovation within the online security market 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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