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GlobalSign Joins GSMA, Emphasizing Its Support for Mobile Connect

Membership Underscores Commitment to Providing Trusted Identities and Mobile Authentication Capabilities to Mobile Network Operators Worldwide

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Feb 16, 2016) - GMO GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com ), a leading provider of identity and security solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE), is now an Associate Member of the GSMA , the organization that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. GlobalSign supports the GSMA's Mobile Connect service and the move for mobile network operators to become identity providers.

Today's hyper-connected world means an increase in cloud services and online solutions that require flexible, secure and convenient authentication options. Customers desire easy, secure and convenient access to their services and Mobile Connect offers a single, trusted, mobile phone-based authentication service that gives users control over their own data and enables them to interact and access online services in a convenient, private and trusted environment.

"We're delighted to welcome GlobalSign as an Associate Member of the GSMA," said Gregory Geodjenian, Director, GSMA. "We look forward to them playing an active role in the work of the industry."

With the GlobalSign identity and access management (IAM) solution supporting Mobile Connect and over 20 different authentication methods, mobile network operators can become identity providers for digital services such as online commerce, banking and insurance, e-government, applications, Internet of Things, and APIs. This gives mobile network operators' customers the possibility to choose exactly the right mix of identity verification tools from one source.

"Our main goal is to advance and promote convenient, secure, and business-friendly online services with our identity and access management solution," said Paul Tourret, General Manager, GlobalSign. "We are helping organizations worldwide implement IAM for external users (customers and partners) to access their services -- enabling them to create new business, increase revenue, cut cost, and most of all -- improve customer experience."

GlobalSign is also participating in the speed-dating workshop at Mobile World Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., which provides operators a unique opportunity to meet Mobile Connect vendors. Visit GlobalSign at Mobile World Congress Feb. 22-25, 2016 in Hall 7, Stand 7J12 (Meontrust booth) to learn more.

About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign is the leading provider of trusted identity and security solutions enabling businesses, large enterprises, cloud service providers and IoT innovators around the world to secure online communications, manage millions of verified digital identities and automate authentication and encryption. Its high-scale PKI and identity and access management (IAM) solutions support the billions of services, devices, people and things comprising the Internet of Everything (IoE). The company has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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About GMO Cloud KK
GMO Cloud K.K. (TSE : 3788 ) is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,500 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. For more information please visit http://ir.gmocloud.com/english/ .

About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is an Internet services industry leader, developing and operating Japan's most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also comprises the world's largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and mobile entertainment products. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE : 9449 ) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en/ .

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