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GlobalSign announced today that it has signed a partnership with RSA.
GlobalSign has joined the RSA Secured™ Partner Program to support
interoperability between its products and solutions and RSA Keon® public
key
infrastructure (PKI) software.

As part of the program, GlobalSign has been awarded "RSA Secured RSA Keon
Ready" certification signalling its compatibility with digital certificate
software. The RSA Secured certification lets organisations know GlobalSign
products and solutions are compatible with RSA Security's market-leading
security products and technologies.

Due to the success of GlobalSign certificates, there is a need to ensure
maximum compatibility with other clients, server software and hardware.
GlobalSign Ready! Program™ has been developed to deploy a network of
software and hardware partners. Many companies have signed partnership
agreements to expand GlobalSign's compatibility solutions, including
Ascom,
MS Outlook, Netscape, TrustedMIME, MS Explorer, Ultimaco, Ascom, ValiCert,
nCipher….

"The fact that RSA Security has joined the GlobalSign Ready! Program™, our
partner program for technological parties, is a real added value for our
company. RSA Keon software enables PKI by the simple use of digital
certificates and offers our customers full compliancy with our
certification
services," says Henry Minassian, MD of GlobalSign.

"We are excited to welcome GlobalSign to the RSA Secured Partner Program",
said Robert Pritchard, vice president of partner and corporate development
at RSA Security. "Our strategic partner program is one of the most
aggressive and successful in the industry and we look forward to working
with GlobalSign to help deliver secure e-business solutions to our
customers."


GlobalSign, founded in 1996, is a fast-growing international certification
network, headquartered in Brussels. GlobalSign is active worldwide as a
certification authority and offers online services for creating and
managing
digital certificates for signed/sealed e-mail messaging and for fully
authenticated and confidential e-commerce. GlobalSign develops flexible
corporate PKI-solutions for all types of companies, and offers various
certification applications such as M-commerce security, trust labels and
timestamping. GlobalSign is developing a pan-European network of trust
(now
20 countries) throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, in Benelux,
France,
Germany, UK, Italy, India and Chile, amongst others, and it continually
integrates other partners in and outside Europe into this network.

GlobalSign is also the official Certification Authority for the European
Commission and works with strategic partners such as Microsoft, Netscape,
PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM Global Network, Siemens Nixdorf and Oracle.
GlobalSign’s shareholders are Vodafone Group Plc (40%), Ubizen (16.7%),
ING
Barings (9%), Bruficom (8%), GIMV (8%), Technicom (8%) and KBC Bank (4%).
Today, GlobalSign has already issued 3 million certificates.


More information can be found at http://www.globalsign.net


Interviews available upon request.

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