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Digital security firm opens SEA regional office

Veronica C. Silva | March 2, 2011
New website to help companies, partners get secure solutions faster

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 2 MARCH 2011 – Another global technology company has made Singapore its regional office. GlobalSign, which specialises in certification authority and SSL solutions, said the opening of the Singapore office is also intended to help the company expand further into the rest of the Asia Pacific region outside Japan.

The launching of the regional office was also marked by the launch of an English-language website (www.globalsign.com.sg), which is part of GlobalSign’s strategy to help enterprises and channel partners acquire and renew secure sockets layer (SSL) certificates and other authentication solutions online. Purchases are quoted in local currency, making it easy for clients to transact online.

The company said it is the fourth largest SSL certificates issuer worldwide and sees room for growth in the region.

The company cited a recent industry study about cloud computing which partly revealed that while many companies in the region are considering implementing cloud computing, security is one of the chief concerns. More than 22 per cent of respondents of the Akamai-sponsored study conducted by IDC Asia/Pacific late last year said security is a concern because they expect companies to put sensitive information on the cloud.

Ichiro Chujo, GlobalSign Group CEO, said that with this opportunity and the company’s solutions, the company is confident they can displace competition in the region, similar to what they have been doing in other geographies. “Product performance and reliability, offered at attractive price points and backed by outstanding support services, are the hallmark of our worldwide success and will underpin our go-to-market strategy for Singapore and the region,” said Chujo.  

The company recently launched a new unlimited server licensing policy allowing its customers to use a single certificate for different servers. This strategy lowers the cost of implementing secure solutions and is ideal for virtualised environments, cloud applications and large SSL deployments.

 

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