(The Hosting News) – GMO GlobalSign Ltd. (www.globalsign.co.uk), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, today announced that Donkey Internet Ltd, trading as SSLDonkey has launched a new website dedicated to selling SSL and other Internet security Certificates (www.ssldonkey.co.uk). Partnering with GlobalSign as an Authorized Level Partner, SSL Donkey can take advantage of supplying customers with GlobalSign’s highly trusted 2048bit SSL Certificates, to secure their websites, online transactions, web mail and other next generation online services.
Choosing to partner with GlobalSign to take advantage of its cost-effective, premium level SSL solutions, as well as reliable brand name, SSLDonkey will be providing GlobalSign’s full product portfolio of SSL Certificates to its customer base, including fast issuance Domain Validation SSL, traditional Organization Validation SSL, and the standardised Extended Validation (EV) SSL, which activates the green address bar interface in IE7+, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari browsers. Being able to offer the most advanced type of SSL Certificate, EV SSL to customers was seen as a great advantage to SSLDonkey, as it not only secures their customers’ sites to the highest level, but also aids their business philosophy of trying to help increase trust and confidence online. Based on this SSLDonkey chose to secure their own site with an EV SSL Certificate from GlobalSign to set an example and to fully demonstrate the technology to customers.
SSLDonkey customers can benefit from advanced features including free Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) (to “step up” weak 40 bit browser to server connections to strong 128 bit) and 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), secure in knowing that all SSL Certificates are issued from GlobalSign’s widely distributed 2048 bit Root CA Certificate and are compatible with all browsers, operating systems and applications, ensuring high levels of trust.
“We have partnered with GlobalSign, the international Certificate Authority, to offer the most cost-effective SSL security options to our customers,” says Adam Wood, Managing Director at Donkey Internet Ltd. “It’s no longer acceptable for businesses to trade online with low-grade or self-signed security certificates and take chances with their customers’ personal details. Using a GlobalSign SSL Certificate and the accompanying Secure Site Seal means businesses can increase conversions by showing customers they take security concerns seriously.”
“SSLDonkey is yet another example of a locally focused SSL reseller choosing to adopt GlobalSign’s SSL Certificates to complement their product portfolio”, said Paul Tourret, Managing Director, GMO GlobalSign Ltd. “They are setting an example in their dedication to educating customers in recognising the highest levels of security to create a safer environment for end users, and we anticipate a long and mutually beneficial partnership with this security solutions provider”.
GlobalSign’s Partner Program is designed for ISPs, Web Hosts, Integrators, Domain Registrars and VARs and enables SSL Certificates to easily be integrated into product ranges as value add options. Brands can become more competitive, new revenue streams are opened and the amount of revenue received per customer is maximised – all with minimal costs and a fast go-to-market. GlobalSign’s Pay As You Go, no commit purchasing scheme, web based certificate management interface or API and comprehensive marketing support furthermore enhance the SSL reselling opportunity.
GlobalSign SSL Certificates are now available from SSLDonkey at www.ssldonkey.co.uk/ssl-certificates/globalsign-ssl/
For information on GlobalSign’s partner program, visit www.globalsign.co.uk/partners/index.html.