GMO GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, today announced that Donkey Internet Ltd, trading as SSLDonkey has launched a new website dedicated to selling SSL and other Internet security Certificates (ssldonkey.co.uk). Partnering with GlobalSign as an Authorized Level Partner, SSL Donkey can take advantage of supplying customers with GlobalSign’s highly trusted 2048bit SSL Certificates, to secure their websites, online transactions, web mail and other next generation online services.
Choosing to partner with GlobalSign to take advantage of its cost-effective, premium level SSL solutions, as well as reliable brand name, SSLDonkey will be providing GlobalSign’s full product portfolio of SSL Certificates to its customer base, including fast issuance Domain Validation SSL, traditional Organization Validation SSL, and the standardized Extended Validation (EV) SSL, which activates the green address bar interface in IE7+, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari browsers. Being able to offer the most advanced type of SSL Certificate, EV SSL to customers was seen as a great advantage to SSLDonkey, as it not only secures their customers’ sites to the highest level, but also aids their business philosophy of trying to help increase trust and confidence online. Based on this SSLDonkey chose to secure their own site with an EV SSL Certificate from GlobalSign to set an example and to fully demonstrate the technology to customers.
SSLDonkey customers can benefit from advanced features including free 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), secure in knowing that all SSL 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.
"We have partnered with GlobalSign, the international Certificate Authority, to offer the most cost-effective SSL security options to our customers," says Adam Wood, Managing Director at Donkey Internet Ltd. "It's no longer acceptable for businesses to trade online with low-grade or self-signed security certificates and take chances with their customers’ personal details. Using a GlobalSign SSL Certificate and the accompanying Secure Site Seal means businesses can increase conversions by showing customers they take security concerns seriously."
“SSLDonkey is yet another example of a locally focused SSL reseller choosing to adopt GlobalSign’s SSL Certificates to complement their product portfolio”, said Paul Tourret, Managing Director, GMO GlobalSign Ltd. “They are setting an example in their dedication to educating customers in recognising the highest levels of security to create a safer environment for end users, and we anticipate a long and mutually beneficial partnership with this security solutions provider”.
GlobalSign’s Partner Program is designed for ISPs, 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 maximized – 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 and comprehensive marketing support furthermore enhance the SSL reselling opportunity.
About Donkey Internet Ltd
Donkey Internet Ltd (donkeyinterent.net) was formed in 2009 and currently trades as SSLDonkey and DomainDonkey. As a UK based, privately owned company, Donkey Internet has partnered with leading SSL suppliers to provide a complete range of SSL Certificates and Code Signing solutions to customers at competitive prices. Formerly selling a limited range of security certificates at DomainDonkey, SSLDonkey was established as a dedicated website due to the increased demand for a wider range of certificates and now actively educates customers on the different types of SSL Certificate available including the most advanced “Green Bar” Extended Validation SSL Certificates.
Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public certificate authority, GlobalSign (globalsign.com) 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 gmo.jp/en for further details.
For further details please contact:
Steve Waite, GMO GlobalSign Ltd
P: +44 (0)1622 766766 / E: press[.]globalsign.com.
Donkey Internet Ltd
P: +44 (0)3300 883590 / E: adam[.]donkeyinterent.net.