Friday, 29 June 2012

GlobalSign Awarded WebTrust Compliance for 11 Consecutive Years

For 11 consecutive years, GlobalSign SSL continues to display the WebTrust and Extended Validation (EV) Seal of Assurance.

GlobalSign, one of the leading SSL Certificate providers, was again awarded the WebTrust Seal of Assurance for Certification Authorities. This is the 11th year that GlobalSign received the award making it one of the longest WebTrust compliant companies throughout the industry.

The WebTrust accreditation sets an industry standard for the code of practice for Certification Authorities issuing publicly trusted Digital Certificates which are used for securing websites, documents, and emails.  Among the standards and requirements one must meet to be awarded the WebTrust compliance are assurance of customer authentication procedures, secured Certificate issuance infrastructure, and a sophisticated plan for handling customer data.

This citation proves that GlobalSign remains one of the longest serving and most trustworthy names in the online security and identity authentication world.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Thanks for Visiting Us at the JobGantic! Have you already HIT the LIKE/FOLLOW Button to WIN the KINDLE FIRE?

It was fun meeting you at the JobGantic Career Fair 2012 last June 22-23, 2012 at Halls 2-4 of the SMX Convention Centre. We appreciate you dropping by and taking time to know our company, and the products and services we offer. We hope that like us, you found the two-day event a productive and informative one. We hope to have adequately answered your questions and we're looking forward to having you as part of our team in the future. We will be sharing updates on our comprehensive line of products and services shortly.

In the meantime, we would like to encourage you to join our Promotion, HIT THE LIKE and WIN A KINDLE FIRE. To join, simply LIKE/FOLLOW our official
Facebook and Twitter pages and send your contact info (name, email address, contact number, company (if employed), and job title) on Facebook. For those who have already signed up during the event, be sure to LIKE/FOLLOW us for your entry to count. Announcement of winners will be done through the Facebook and Twitter pages as well.

Aside from our Facebook and Twitter pages, we would also like to invite you to join our LinkedIn Group and follow our official blog to get the latest scoops on GlobalSign’s products, services, and promotions. You may also see the attached to learn more of what GlobalSign is and what it does.

Please feel free to contact us should you wish to know more of GlobalSign's SSL Secure Server Certificates, Email Security and Authentication, Digital IDs, Developer Code Signing Certificates and Certificate Authority Root Signing. We will be happy to schedule a meeting with you to discuss our partnership.

Warmest Regards,
The GlobalSign APAC Team

GlobalSign: A Well-Trusted Certification Authority
GlobalSign has been a trusted Digital Certificate and credentialing services provider since 1996. We provide the highest encryption technology in the market to date to ensure customers of secure and authorized online transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof codes, and protection of document and email integrity. GlobalSign has been doing business and providing services to companies of strong business profiles. The company has issued over 200,000 SSL server Certificates and 1.4 million Digital Certificates / Digital IDs to people, web sites and machines and over 20 million Certificates worldwide rely on the public trust provided by the GlobalSign root.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

About 9,500 Malicious Websites Detected by Google Daily

(Google detects about 9,500 malicious websites and pop ups daily.)

Google’s Safe Browsing Program has already served more than 600 million users since its launch 5 years ago. Daily, Google detects about 9,500 malicious websites and pop ups and consistently sends warnings to users of the potential harm.

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The program seems to be meeting its objective, but since the number of cyber threats and phishing attacks are continuously increasing, internet users must be more cautious and vigilant.

Although Google is consistently looking for the best measures to keep their users safe, internet users must also do their part by not ignoring the warnings and through having the knowledge of distinguishing between an SSL secured site and an unsecure site.

What’s in the Address Bar?
The address bar is not simply the area where you’ll find or type in the website you like to visit. It also contains some information helpful in differentiating between a secure and non-secure website.

For websites encrypted with DV and OV SSL Certificates, the HTTP in the address bar will be replaced by HTTPS. The padlock is also present suggesting a secure connection. 

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Due to the ever-increasing cyber attacks, many companies are using advanced SSL certificates, GlobalSign Extended Validation (EV) SSL being one, to assure customers that they’re on the genuine site. EV SSL activates the green address bar is activated making it easier for users to notice that the website they’re browsing is secure.

Keywords: Cyber Threats, SSLCertificates, EV SSL, OV SSL, DV SSL

We'd be glad to hear from you, contact us at 
GlobalSign China / +86 4006 151251 /
GlobalSign Hong Kong / +852 5808 0618 /
GlobalSign Philippines / +63 2 8225589 /
GlobalSign Singapore / (SG free call) 800 1012546 /
GlobalSign Australia (AU free call) 1800 447 568 /
GlobalSign Thailand / (SG free call) 800 1012546 /

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Dangers of Self-Signed SSL Certificates

Not everything that’s free is free. Using self-signed certificates (which are free) can lengthen your expense list in the long run.

A number of entrepreneurs, especially those just starting on their ecommerce businesses, are tempted to use self-signed SSL certificates instead of those issued and verified by a trusted Certification Authority mainly because of the price difference. Unlike CA issued certificates which are purchased at a certain price, self-signed certificates are free of charge. What most users are not aware of is that self-signed certificates can cost them more in the long run.  

While self-signed SSL certificates also encrypts customer’s log in and other personal account credentials, they prompt most web servers to display a security alert because the certificate was not verified by a trusted Certification Authority. More often, the web server advises computer users to abort browsing the page for security reasons.
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This drives away potential clients for the fear that the website does not secure their credentials.  That’s two losses in one: brand reputation and customer trust.

It is not always practical to go for what’s free. SSL certificates issued by trusted Certification Authorities such as GlobalSign are good investments for they facilitate the growth of customer trust and loyalty which are paramount for businesses to have increased sales volume.  

GlobalSign SSL Certificates

GlobalSign offers a number of SSL Certificates namely: Domain Validation SSL (DV), Organizational Validation SSL (OV), and Extended Validation SSL (EV).

1. Extended Validation: GlobalSign ExtendedSSL
For customers who want to get the highest level encryption and authentication, EV SSL is the choice. GlobalSign Extended validation SSL activates the green bar assuring users they browsing on a safe site at a glance. 

2. Organisation Validation: GlobalSign OrganizationSSL
Organizational Validation SSL activates the padlock on the address bar and changes the standard HTTP to HTTPS suggesting a secure network. With OV SSL, customers can have their organizational details upon clicking the padlock. This further strengthens the users’ trust on the owner of the website.

3. Domain Validation: GlobalSign DomainSSL
DomainSSL Certificates are fully supported and share the same browser recognition with OrganisationSSL, but come with the advantage of being issued in only 5 minutes and without the need to submit company paperwork.  This makes DomainSSL ideal for businesses needing a low cost SSL quickly and without the effort of submitting company documents.  

We'd be glad to hear from you, contact us at 
GlobalSign China / +86 4006 151251 /
GlobalSign Hong Kong / +852 5808 0618 /
GlobalSign Philippines / +63 2 8225589 /
GlobalSign Singapore / (SG free call) 800 1012546 /
GlobalSign Australia (AU free call) 1800 447 568 /
GlobalSign Thailand / (SG free call) 800 1012546 /

Friday, 8 June 2012

Invitation to the JobGantic Job Fair 2012

(JobGantic Job Fair is the largest career fair in the Philippines attended by thousands of applicants and employers. GlobalSign invites you to be part of the event as it participates as a Silver partner.)

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GlobalSign, one of the leading SSL Certificate providers, will be at the JobGantic Job Fair 2012 on 22-23 June 2012 at the SMX Convention Center. The two-day career fair is organized by, Philippines’ largest job site. JobGantic Job Fair is the best opportunity for jobseekers to make the right career move by being part of reputable and globally recognized local and international companies. The event also gives corporate head-hunters the chance to eye on potential employees who can be of greatest benefit to their organizations.

To date, there are already more than 46,000 pre-registrants and 220 exhibitors for the career fair. These numbers are expected to rise as organizers sees that over 30,000 applicants will walk-in on the day of the event.

As a Silver Partner, GlobalSign invites you to join the team at the JobGantic Fair at halls 2, 3, and 4 of SMX convention Center. The team will be at booth #H12. Visit us and get the chance to win a brand new Kindle Fire and USB storage devices. To qualify for the raffle, simply hit the Like button on GlobalSign’s official Facebook page, or Follow the company’s official Twitter account.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the JobGantic Job Fair 2012!

We'd be glad to hear from you, contact us at 
GlobalSign China / +86 4006 151251 /
GlobalSign Hong Kong / +852 5808 0618 /
GlobalSign Philippines / +63 2 8225589 /
GlobalSign Singapore / (SG free call) 800 1012546 /
GlobalSign Australia (AU free call) 1800 447 568 /
GlobalSign Thailand / (SG free call) 800 1012546 /

Thursday, 7 June 2012

OneClickSSL: A Time and Cost-Effective Online Security Solution

Traditionally, to have SSL certificate installed, one has to go through a series of complicated steps. That is not something you want to do in the present era especially when the market competition is really tough. GlobalSign offers a new solution that will not only bring convenience but may also boost business revenues – OneClickSSL. With this newest technology, hosting companies and resellers may issue SSL certificates in a matter of minutes.

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Friday, 1 June 2012

[Bangkok] [Event] Second World Hosting Days in Asia

Photo taken during Paul van Brouwershaven's talk on OneClickSSL

GlobalSign, a trusted Certification Authority, participated as a Gold Partner on the recently concluded WorldHostingDays at the Millennium Hilton, Bangkok last 24-25 May 2012.

WorldHostingDays are a series of events allowing exchange of ideas with the experts of the hosting and cloud industry. It is also the perfect venue to widen the business network and be in contact with key players in the global hosting market. It is estimated that over 650 delegates came to be part of the two-day event with the majority being Thai locals. With the staggering growth of the Asian online market, the WorldHostingDays is surely a timely event for exploring new business opportunities and strengthening current business partnerships.