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SingleHop partners with GlobalSign to provide strong SSL Security Solutions

SingleHop chooses GlobalSign's Partner Program to offer SSL security and broaden their wide array of managed hosting solutions.

Portsmouth, NH - 03 November 2009 - GlobalSign (http://www.globalsign.com), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, today announced a new partnership with SingleHop, the Chicago based dedicated and complex hosting provider. The partnership will allow SingleHop's customers to secure their website transactions, login pages, webmail, servers, and connections using GlobalSign's highly trusted 2048 bit SSL technology. Furthermore, through the new partnership, the webhost firm will now offer clients the ability to seamlessly purchase and manage GlobalSign's products directly from LEAP. LEAP is SingleHop's proprietary server management suite, which spans desktop, WebTop and mobile options, providing the highest level of server control in the industry.

SingleHop host thousands of websites around the world and is focused on providing cost effective dedicated servers. SingleHop's hosting services and solutions are provided via an innovative `la carte program which allows customers to tailor packages to meet their individual needs and support levels. As a current provider of SSL Certificates, SingleHop made the decision to switch to GlobalSign's Partner Program from another SSL provider due to GlobalSign's simplified, high value and feature packed SSL product range, comprehensive tools available to successfully resell SSL, and overall expertise in the channel market.

"We are very excited SingleHop has chosen to switch to GlobalSign to take advantage of our SSL program and the opportunities it offers" says John Murray, Vice President of Sales, GlobalSign. "Like our many other partners, SingleHop can provide their customers with the most future proof SSL Certificates on the Internet and instantly gain a competitive advantage with GlobalSign's array of SSL solutions tied into their current offerings."

"GloblaSign provides the most advanced, efficient, and adaptable platform for purchasing and maintaining security certificates. While our customers have a broad range of security needs, they have also come to expect tremendous levels of control from us. That is why, when it came to choosing a provider for security products, we felt aligned to and supported by GlobalSign as our clients would not just have a broad range of cost-effective security offerings to choose from, but could quickly and efficiently manage them in LEAP, SingleHop's familiar and trusted platform." Commented SingleHop's VP of Communications, Dan Salcedo.

SingleHop will offer GlobalSign's range of SSL Certificates including fast issuance Domain Validated SSL, traditional Organization Validated SSL, and EV SSL, the newly standardized SSL which activates the green address bar interface in IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari browsers. All GlobalSign SSL Certificates are inclusive of Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) (to "step up" weak browser encryption to strong encryption on older browsers), and are issued from the widely distributed 2048 bit GlobalSign Root CA Certificate. Choosing to offer GlobalSign's highly trusted & future proof range of SSL Certificates will allow SingleHop to show customers their strong ongoing commitment to always providing improved ways to manage solutions to their clients.

GlobalSign's SSL certificates are now available through SingleHop's website at http://www.singlehop.com

For information on GlobalSign's partner program, please visit http://www.globalsign.com/partners/

About GlobalSign

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 e-documents. 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.

About GMO Internet Group

GMO Internet Group, headquartered in Japan, is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. The group holds top domestic market share in domain registration, web hosting, and payment processing and provides a host of other Internet services including global online security services, e-commerce solutions, and Internet advertising to both businesses and individuals. At the centre of the group is GMO Internet, Inc. a company listed on the prestigious first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE: 9449). Please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en for further details.
 

About SingleHop, Inc.

SingleHop, Inc. is a full-service, managed hosting provider that was founded on the principle of providing reliable, cost-effective, dedicated services. The company was founded by Zak Boca and Dan Ushman in 2006 and currently hosts several thousand websites from around the world. SingleHop competitors include: SoftLayer, ThePlanet, FastServers, and RackSpace. The cornerstone of SingleHop's managed hosting is the `la Carte Server Management Program, which is a full-array of transparent management services designed and tested to allow business customers to tailor their level of support to their needs or expertise. http://www.singlehop.com

Contact Information

Daniel Salcedo
Communications Manager
PR@SingleHop.com
312 447 2581

Steve Waite
GlobalSign, Inc
+1-603-570-7060
press@globalsign.com

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