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GearHost Chooses GlobalSign’s Partner Program to Offer SSL Certificates

October 08
08:58 2010

Web Hosting NewsPortsmouth, NH – GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certificate Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, today announced a new partnership with GearHost, a global provider of enterprise-class IT infrastructure solutions and services in the cloud.  The newly formed partnership will enhance GearHost’s dynamic, scalable, cloud hosting solutions by allowing customers to access GlobalSign’s highly trusted 2048 bit SSL technology directly from their control panel to protect and secure sensitive online data, login pages, webmail, servers, and connections.

As a global IT infrastructure provider specializing in cloud hosting solutions, GearHost decided to incorporate SSL Certificates into their already comprehensive line of products to meet their customers’ security needs.  GearHost cloud hosting solutions are already used by some of the most recognized names in the retail, financial services, healthcare, government, and technology industries, and with their strong reputation they have set the industry standard in customer service, consultation and responsiveness. For this reason, GearHost maintains a set of strict requirements for vendors. Priding themselves on customer service, GearHost requires their vendors to uphold the same set of standards that they hold themselves.

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GlobalSign’s complete support solution for GearHost customers during the vetting process and after care services meet GearHost’s stringent set of requirements.  In addition, GearHost sought an SSL Certificate provider who could offer a comprehensive line of products with a streamlined approval process. GlobalSign was able to meet this requirement with its full range of SSL Certificates integrated directly into GearHost’s control panel, including fast issuance Domain Validated SSL, traditional Organization Validated SSL, and the standardized Extended Validation (EV) SSL, which activates the green address bar interface in IE7+, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari browsers.

“At GearHost we pride ourselves in our customer service and we require that our vendors uphold the same set of standards that we hold ourselves,” says Ryan Kekos, GearHost.  “In addition to customer service, a comprehensive line of products with a streamlined approval process is required.  GlobalSign does this and allows GearHost to offer a complete digital certificate solution to our customers with ease”.

“GlobalSign is delighted to welcome GearHost, an industry leading Cloud Hosting Service Provider as the latest organization to join our partner program,” said Katsuo Chujo, Vice President of Marketing, GlobalSign.  “With the addition of SSL Certificates, GearHost will be able to deliver dynamic and flexible security solutions for customer’s implementing Cloud based deployments.”

Currently GearHost offers GlobalSign’s range of highly trusted 2048 bit root SSL Certificates as a standalone product through their control panel and the company has plans to make them a standard feature on all cloud hosting plans free of charge, which goes hand in hand with their focus on secure web hosting.  For further information please visit

The GlobalSign SSL Partner Program is a flexible reseller program designed to fit the needs of web hosts, ISP’s, Integrators, Domain Registrars, and VARs to enable SSL Certificates to easily be integrated into product ranges as a value-add or revenue-generating product.  With four partnership levels available, the Program was conceived to match specific requirements, as partners can benefit from varying levels of pricing discounts, product integration, customer support and marketing and sales resources to further enhance the SSL reselling opportunity. GearHost has signed up as a Gold Partner allowing them to take advantage of exclusive benefits including additional sales and marketing support and resources.

About GearHost
GearHost Inc. is an industry-leading, homegrown, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Windows web hosting and software application Services Company based in Denver, Colorado who specialize in cloud based hosting solutions. Since 2000, the company has provided businesses worldwide with reliable, scalable and performance based hosting, email and infrastructure solutions.  Backed by their Beyond Support engineers, GearHost is dedicated to their growing customer base by offering quick reliable Support and Customer Service engineers to empower their customer’s success.

About GMO GlobalSign
Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public certificate authority, GlobalSign 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.

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