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GlobalSign Becomes a GSMA Mobile Connect Accelerator Partner

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — (Marketwired) — 06/08/16 — GMO (), a leading provider of identity and security solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE), announced today that it has partnered with the , the global trade association of mobile network operators, as an official . Now mobile network operators can easily subscribe to GlobalSign–s cloud-driven Mobile Connect platform and roll out Mobile Connect capabilities for piloting either proof-of-concept or commercial deployments.

The GSMA Personal Data program defines the global and federative Mobile Connect identity product portfolio, starting with authentication products for online services utilizing the ubiquitous nature of mobile phones and the SIM card as an authentication token. Today there are already over two billion Mobile Connect-enabled users around the world. The GlobalSign MCX platform offers a fast track for mobile network operators to deploy this easy-to-use and global authentication solution for their subscribers.

“Mobile Connect brings together an ecosystem of trusted mobile operators and service providers to enable consumers to use their mobile phone for managing access to online services, giving them greater control and a means of access that is secure and convenient,” said Marcus Dormanns, Senior Director of Technology, Personal Data, GSMA.

Available now, the cloud-based GlobalSign MCX solution is built on the award-winning from GlobalSign. With new regulations and standards such as the , General Data Protection Regulation and PCI-DSS 3.2, it is evident that the market needs convenient multi-factor authentication options. GlobalSign has over a decade of experience in delivering authentication solutions to online service providers.

“The Mobile Connect product portfolio, driven by the GSMA and the mobile industry, has the potential to disrupt the authentication market as we know it. The federative and global nature of Mobile Connect and the use of the mobile phone makes it the most convenient way to authenticate online users on a global basis,” says Paul Tourret, General Manager, GlobalSign. “With our platform, operators who have not yet deployed Mobile Connect can do so easily and quickly.”

is the leading provider of trusted identity and security solutions enabling businesses, large enterprises, cloud-based 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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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 .

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 .

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