GlobalSign awarded significant contract to provide Further and Higher Education institutions and Research Councils in the UK with low cost digital certificates Wednesday 19 September 2001 PDF Print Brussels, September 17, 2001 - GlobalSign, a leading Trust Services Provider offering flexible outsourced PKI-solutions and certifications services for e- and m-business, and UKERNA®, a company responsible for the networking programme of the education and research community in the United Kingdom, today announced they have signed a commercial agreement to provide server certificates to Further and Higher Education Institutions (i.e. universities, etc) and Research Councils in the UK. Under the terms of the agreement, GlobalSign will provide its ServerSign SSL server certificates to all further and higher education organisations as well as research councils connected to JANET®, the government funded network for education and research. GlobalSign ServerSign™ certificates provide authentication, SSL encryption and additional features. They are used to prove the identity and ownership of a domain name and for enabling confidential communication between a web server and the connected customers. The agreement provides a significant discount on the usual price but the discounted certificates are only available for domain names ending in .ac.uk. Further and higher education institutions and research councils wishing to take advantage of this facility should use the only source of certificates at this special price at <http://www.ja.net/CERT/certificates/> “We are very excited about this agreement in the United Kingdom and hope that similar ones can be put in place for other types of digital certificates”, said Henry Minassian, Managing Director of GlobalSign. UKERNA® manages the operation and development of the JANET® networks under a Service Level Agreement from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the UK Further and Higher Education Funding Councils. JANET® is a private, government funded network for education and research. All further and higher education organisations are connected to JANET® as are all the Research Councils. UKERNA® offers the full range of user services over JANET® including e-mail, newsfeeds and videoconferencing, with supporting network services such as the Network Time Service and the Secondary Nameserver Service. Customer support staff can benefit from a wide range of support services, training programmes etc. JANET® is a leading edge network, designed to provide its users with the most up-to-date technologies and services. To support this aim, UKERNA® maintains a range of development activities, often in collaboration with international partners or members of the JANET community. GlobalSign, a pioneer in the PKI business since 1996, is a fast-growing international Trust Service Provider, headquartered in Brussels. GlobalSign is active worldwide as a Certification Authority. GlobalSign develops flexible outsourced PKI-solutions, and offers certification services for e- and m-business. GlobalSign has developed an international Network of Trust throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. GlobalSign is also the official Certification Authority for the European Commission and works with strategic groups and associations such as, among others, EESSI and EEMA. GlobalSign’s shareholders are Vodafone Group Plc, Ubizen, ING-Barings, Bruficom, GIMV, Technicom and KBC Bank. Further Information UKERNA JANET Customer Service email@example.com Phone: +44 (0) 1235 822212 http://www.ukerna.ac.uk GlobalSign Tülay Kurt Communications Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Phone +32 (0) 27 24 68 95 http://www.globalsign.net PR Consultants Bluegrass Nick Barrance, Emma Gurd Tel: 01264 323141 Fax: 01264 323251 email@example.com Visit us at ISSE 24-26th September, QEII Conference Centre, Westminster - Booth #15 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Bluegrass Marketing Communications in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.