Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public certificate authority, GlobalSign offers publicly trusted SSL, including EV SSL Certificates, S/MIME and Code Signing Certificates for use on all platforms including mobile devices. Its Trusted Root solution uses the widely distributed GlobalSign Root CA certificates to provide immediate PKI trust for Microsoft CA and enterprise CAs, eliminating the costs associated with using untrusted Root Certificates. Its partnership with Adobe to provide Certified Document Services (CDS) enables secure digitally signed PDF edocuments. These core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of customers to conduct secure online transactions and data transfer, distribute tamper-proof code, and bind identities to client certificates for email security and remote two factor authentication. The company has a history of innovation within the online security market and has offices in the US, UK, Belgium, Japan, and China.
As the media focuses on issues such as identity theft, consumers are becoming more security conscious. This trend will force companies to include security features in its consumer products. AutoSSL is a powerful, easy, and cost-effective way to build security into an embedded Web server for the consumer market:
Consumers are familiar with SSL - While most consumers may not understand the underlying technology, they can recognize a secure Web site and know when it is required. By coupling its product with the level of security that consumers expect from banks, a company can prove that its product is safe and secure. Consumers recognize and trust SSL security, which makes it an easy and convincing sell as the security component of a product.
Low development and testing costs - AutoSSL is based on existing SSL technology. In contrast, developing and testing a new type of security system for a product is very expensive. The significant risk that hackers can crack the system makes a new solution risky, problematic, and expensive.