Monday, 30 January 2012

January 2012 News Roundup


It's almost the end of January, so here's a quick round-up of some of our top news for this month:

1. 30% Spring Festival Discount for GlobalSign Hong Kong customers!

It's time for you to get SSL or Code-Signing certificates for your company! Or else why not consider renewing your certs if they're reaching their expiry date? If you're a new GlobalSign customer, we're sweetening the deal with a 30% discount for those in Hong Kong. 

Get your 30% discount!

2. Former CTO of Networking4all is appointed as Business Development Director for GlobalSign EMEA

We've announced the appointment of a new Business Development Director for EMEA. Paul van Brouwershaven, former CTO of Networking4all, brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to further accelerate GlobalSign's expansion in Europe.

For the full press release, visit our GlobalSign site.

3. QiQ Communications signs on as our first customer for the APAC region!

"The decision to deploy OneClickSSL has enabled us to offer an affordable and efficient SSL solution to our clients," said Peter Harris, Managing Director, QiQ Communications. "An SSL voucher may now be purchased via QiQ's online billing system and activated within a client's hosting control panel with minimal fuss. Clients may choose to complete this simple process themselves or alternatively, QiQ can administrate SSL on their behalf."

For the full press release, visit our GlobalSign site.

If you haven't received it in your mailbox already, the January Newsletter is also out!

Monday, 16 January 2012

QiQ Communications Implements GlobalSign's Revolutionary OneClickSSL for Customers

 Australia – January 16, 2012 - GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com.au), a specialist in SSL partner programs and security automation technologies, today announced that QiQ Communications (http://www.qiq.com.au/), a leading hosting company has become the first to implement GlobalSign's OneClickSSL in Australia. The revolutionary technology will allow Australian customers to activate SSL security in seconds, directly from their control panel.

Applying for, and renewing, SSL Certificates has always been a tedious and complicated process. Completing the necessary steps, which entail creating and sending a CSR (Certificate Signing Request), receiving email communications from the SSL vendor and installing the SSL Certificate, requires patience and technical know-how. 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.

With OneClickSSL, hosting customers simply purchase Secure Site Vouchers from their hosting provider. The customer goes on to redeem the voucher via one of the OneClickSSL plug-ins, (including cPanel, Parallels Plesk, IIS and Apache), by entering the voucher code and clicking "Activate SSL". Customers have a SSL secured website in seconds, while hosting providers benefit from a reduced the support overhead and involvement overall. Not only will providers have more time to focus on their core business they will also be generating higher margins from reselling SSL Certificates.

As a boutique hosting company, QiQ have always been keen to improve their processes and with this in mind they have deployed the innovative OneClickSSL solution across a number of servers. With the introduction of OneClickSSL, QiQ replaces the time consuming and highly technical application process with an efficient "one-click" option making secure hosting and online business more accessible to smaller online shops.

"The decision to deploy OneClickSSL has enabled us to offer an affordable and efficient SSL solution to our clients," said Peter Harris, Managing Director, QiQ Communications. "An SSL voucher may now be purchased via QiQ's online billing system and activated within a client's hosting control panel with minimal fuss. Clients may choose to complete this simple process themselves or alternatively, QiQ can administrate SSL on their behalf."

Hosting companies interested in offering OneClickSSL to their customer base can become a GlobalSign partner by contacting GlobalSign at http://www.globalsign.com.au/ssl/oneclickssl/

For further information about QiQ, please visit: http://www.qiq.com.au/

For information about GlobalSign products and solutions, please visit: http://www.globalsign.com.au

News Source: GlobalSign Australia 

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

30% Discount to welcome the Dragon Year!

Enter the Dragon year with a ROAR!

恭喜發財! 
Kung Hei Fat Choi! 


It's 2012 this year, have you started acting on your New Year Resolution yet? 

To make it just a tad bit easier, we're offering a generous 30% discount for any SSL or Code Signing Certificate for our Hong Kong customers! 

Just key in the campaign code when you're ready to make your purchase for any SSL or Code Sign products. 


Start the 2012 on the right note - grab your discount at our Hong Kong page now! 

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Our 2012 Security Predictions for Asia

2012 - it's the year of the Olympics and supposedly it's also the end of the world, but we're more interested in the online security scene and how it will pan out in the coming year as more customers join the online market.

1. Online Attacks Grow in Asia


We're barely into our second week and we've been hit by news that various Philippine government websites were defaced and brought down by hackers on New Year's Day.

This was shortly followed by news that the National University of Singapore had its database breached. Hackers made away and subsequently published university information, which included staff usernames, domain information and hashed passwords.

2. IT Security Spending Remains Strong Despite a Weaker Forecast


With the growth in online attacks, it is worrisome that companies now face a slower growth in IT spending this year. Gartner has forecast a dip in spending, projecting a growth of 3.7 percent to total US$3.8 trillion in 2012, a decrease from 2011, when spending reached US $3.7 million and rose from 6.9 percent from 2010 levels.

Nevertheless, IT Security spending is still strong, with reports stating that 37% of information security professionals say their business plans to increase its security spending, while only 16% expect their security spending to decrease. With the overall downturn in the market, it is inevitable for some cautious spending in the year ahead.

Companies have to make wise decisions regarding their IT services and it is imperative to find a choice that balances both the price as well as the quality of services offered.

3. The Rise of Cloud Computing in Asia


Cloud Computing has been highlighted as the number one technology priority for companies in 2012. Cloud adoption is not just limited to big companies, even Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are predicted to adopt the Cloud, attracted by the relatively low set-up cost involved.

Nevertheless, Cloud Security is highlighted as a security concern, with many worried about the safety of one's data stored in the Cloud. Our CloudSSL is an SSL distribution service available via API and is designed specifically to help web services operate securely in the Cloud. It is able to operate in any IaaS, PaaS or SaaS usage environment. There are a myriad of Cloud solutions available and it is vital that users choose the right type of Cloud service to match your business needs.

4. What is your IT wishlist for 2012?


With a plethora of IT products and services hitting the shelves this year, what is your IT wishlist for this year?

Check out our GlobalSign Singapore Website for your SSL, Email Encryption, Code Signing and PDF Signing needs! Or Contact Us and let one of our friendly customer service representatives help you out!