GlobalSign Allows Organizations to Extend SaaS Based Digital Certificate Deployments into Windows
04/08/2013

GlobalSign Demonstrates Auto Enrollment Enterprise Gateway during RSA Conference 2013; Learn how to Automate Enrollment of Digital Certificates with Active Directory and Cloud Services

Online PR News – 08-April-2013 – Singapore – GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com.sg), the enterprise SaaS-based Certificate Authority (CA), today announced it will demonstrate its Auto Enrollment Enterprise Gateway during RSA Conference 2013. The GlobalSign Auto Enrollment Enterprise Gateway provides organizations using Active Directory ® with seamless digital certificate registration and provisioning via a SaaS-based service that eliminates costs and the need for resources to manage an on-premise CA. The GlobalSign Auto Enrollment Enterprise Gateway is the latest example of the company delivering comprehensive services that are focused on increasing value, reducing costs and improving the digital certificate management process for both the end user and IT Administrators.

"In a recent survey, we discovered that a majority of organizations using Microsoft Certificate Services were concerned with the risks and complexity of maintaining and managing their service. This wasn't surprising, as experts in certificate management are not typically part of internal IT teams," said Ryan Hurst, CTO, GlobalSign. "The lack of experts should not stop IT from implementing the most robust and efficient method of deploying certificates. With this new service, organizations can leverage expertly managed certificates while receiving the full benefit of their existing investment in identity management."

Because the gateway integrates with Active Directory, the certificate issuance process eliminates the need for multiple user databases and transparently delivers certificates to authorized users and machines. By providing organizations with SaaS-based access to hosted CA services, the gateway removes the cost and complexity associated with internal CA operations while allowing users to retain certificate services inherent in Windows® server environments. With the gateway, organizations have the ability to maintain the integrated functionality of Active Directory while benefiting from a third-party public CA whose expertise is rooted in managing complicated cryptographic key and certificate processes. In addition, the Auto Enrollment Gateway is a compelling alternative for organizations using a SaaS-based CA provider that operates independently of an organization’s Active Directory.

The entire GMO Internet Group has helped drive the initiative to end restrictions on online campaigning. GlobalSign is offering to provide the service free of charge to political parties, and candidates as part of this effort. Already several organizations have committed to adopting the new services including the Liberal Democratic Party for it website (candidate and member of government verification), the Democratic Party and the Japan Restoration party will implement all three services for their respective websites, and Your Party has decided to adopt the three services for both its website and email communications.

GlobalSign Auto Enrollment Gateway features and benefits:
- Automates issuance and renewal of certificates for users and machines.
- Minimizes PKI deployment cost.
- Control of which certificates are deployed to which users and machines via Active Directory.
- Support for both private and public CA hierarchies.
- Requires no specialized cryptography or certi¬ficate knowldge to manage or deploy.
- Requires no end-user client-side software to deploy.
- Ability to leverage existing Windows, AD and identity management investments.
- Machine certi¬ficate provisioning (e.g., SSL) eliminates users interaction.
- User certificate provisioning (e.g., authentication) requires minimal user interaction for user.
- Offloads CA management to the cloud to increase security, provide high availability while enabling organizations to focus on users and policies.
For more information, visit: https://www.globalsign.com/auto-enrollment-enterprise-gateway/

GlobalSign Auto Enrollment Gateway will be available in Q2 2013.

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About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign has been a trust service provider since 1996. Its focus has been, and always will be, on providing convenient and highly productive PKI solutions for organizations of all sizes. Its core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of authenticated customers to conduct SSL secured transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online identities for secure email and access control. Vision and commitment to innovation led to GlobalSign being recognized by Frost & Sullivan for the 2011 Product Line Strategy Award. The company has local offices in the US, Europe and throughout Asia. For the latest news on GlobalSign visit www.globalsign.com.sg or follow Globalsign at Twitter @Globalsign_APAC

GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is a comprehensive provider of industry-leading Internet solutions including domain name registration, cloud-based and traditional hosting, ecommerce, security, and payment processing services that each hold the top share of their respective markets in Japan. Other key business areas for the Group include online securities/FX trading, Internet advertising, search engine marketing and online research. In 2011 a new Social Media & Smartphone Platform segment was established bringing together group initiatives in social apps development, daily deals and Android app distribution. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit www.gmo.jp/en.