October 22, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – GlobalSign
, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, today announced that AB Connect, a leading French hosting provider, has joined the GlobalSign Partner Program and will be promoting GlobalSign’s full range of SSL Certificates to its existing and new customer base via its website www.hosteur.com. The newly formed partnership will allow AB Connect to complement its existing hosting product portfolio with GlobalSign’s highly trusted 2048bit SSL technology enabling their customers to secure websites, online transactions, web mail and other next generation online services.
Hosting thousands of domain names for clients ranging from large enterprises to smaller organizations and individuals, it is essential for AB Connect to provide efficient and reliable online security solutions to protect its customers from the increased threat of phishing attacks and online fraud. AB Connect made the decision to switch to GlobalSign’s Partner Program from another leading SSL provider after considering a number of different vendors. GlobalSign was chosen for the quality of its products as well as its simplified product range. GlobalSign SSL Certificates can easily be matched to individual customer requirements; from quick issuance Domain validated SSL, traditional Organisation validated SSL, to the most advanced Extended Validated SSL, which activates the green address bar in new high security browsers such as IE8, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari. AB Connect is also keen to be able to benefit from GlobalSign’s quick and effective support services as well as its all round excellent value for money.
“GlobalSign’s Partner Program will enable AB Connect to offer SSL solutions that secure our customers’ websites quickly and efficiently. We want to be able to provide a safe and secure environment for our customer’s website visitors”, said Laurent Escart, Sales Director, AB Connect. “We chose to partner with GlobalSign as they listened to our organization specific requirements and were able to provide the perfect SSL reseller solution that fitted neatly within our hosting platform”.
“GlobalSign is very pleased that AB Connect is joining our Partner Program and will provide a full range of SSL Certificates to its large international hosting customer base”, said Paul Tourret, Managing Director, GlobalSign. “GlobalSign’s Partner Program provides web hosts the ability to generate an extra revenue stream from a competitive product line by offering a product that their customers require and already buy from elsewhere”.
AB Connect will be providing GlobalSign’s full range of SSL Certificates via its hosting packages and as single products via its website. All certificates are issued from GlobalSign’s widely distributed 2048 bit Root CA Certificate and are compatible with all browsers, operating systems and applications, ensuring high levels of trust. GlobalSign’s certificates are feature rich and inclusive of Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) (to “step up” weak 40 bit browser to server connections to strong 128 bit) and have the option of including additional premium features (for example, Subject Alternative Names (SANs) and wildcard characters to allow the securing of multiple sites with a single certificate).
GlobalSign’s Partner Program is designed for ISP’s, Web Hosts, Integrators, Domain Registrars and VARs and enables SSL Certificates to easily be integrated into product ranges as value add options. Brands can become more competitive, new revenue streams are opened and the amount of revenue received per customer is maximised – all with minimal costs and a fast go-to-market. GlobalSign’s Pay As You Go, no commit purchasing scheme, web based certificate management interface or API for an easy integration into existing workflows and comprehensive marketing support, furthermore enhance the SSL reselling opportunity.
About AB Connect
AB Connect is a leader in shared and dedicated hosting services in France and provides innovative and quality solutions to individual customers, small to medium sized enterprises and large organisations alike. Founded in 2003, AB Connect currently provides services for over 15,000 customers, hosting over 40,000 websites and registering over 36,000 domain names.
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.