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GlobalSign Adds StopTheHacker Malware Monitoring Services to SSL Certificates

StopTheHacker's Comprehensive Website Protection Technologies Aid GlobalSign Customers in Safeguarding Their Websites, Reputations and End-Customers' Trust

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/29/12 -- GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com), one of the longest-established Certification Authorities (CA) and providers of Digital Certificates worldwide, today announced its partnership with StopTheHacker (www.stopthehacker.com), a leadingweb malware, security and reputation protection solution provider. The partnership with StopTheHackerwill provide advanced malware detection for GlobalSign's SSL Certificate customers, allowing for the identification and timely removal of malicious code before websites become blacklisted by search engines such as Google, damaging company reputation and diminishing levels of customer trust.

Malware, including viruses, Trojans and spyware, is now being more effectively distributed by the use of "drive-by downloads," a hacker technique resulting in the unauthorized download and installation of unwanted malicious software (malware) onto the client PC of anyone visiting an infected website. GlobalSign provides varying levels of malware detection features to detect known and unknown forms of malware free of charge with all retail SSL Certificates (including AlphaSSL, DomainSSL, OrganizationSSL and ExtendedSSL), and standalone bespoke solutions are available for larger enterprises and hosting companies for wide scale non-SSL site monitoring.

By joining forces with StopTheHacker, GlobalSign can provide a malware monitoring service whereby all pages of a customer's website are non-intrusively monitored on a daily basis (hourly with ExtendedSSL)and site owners are immediately alerted via email if malware is found. With GlobalSign SSL Certificates providing a more comprehensive level of service and all-around experience for end users, customers will now have access to StopTheHacker's simple-to-use, cloud-based, web-portal dashboard to individually view and manage their website domains. In addition, displaying GlobalSign's new malware monitoring Trust Seal will reassure visitors the site is malware free and safe to browse. GlobalSign is taking online security to the next level in helping to raise awareness of malware threats hidden in websites.

StopTheHacker's website healthcare services do not just stop at web malware detection but include blacklist and reputation monitoring, uptime monitoring, vulnerability assessments, Facebook protection and automatic malware cleanup, all of which are available to GlobalSign customers, should they wish to upgrade to these more advanced cyber service levels and technologies.

"StopTheHacker is delighted to be able to work with a leading CA like GlobalSign to offer its suite of security technologies to keep a company's website safe in conjunction with GlobalSign's SSL and Digital Certificate security," said Peter Jensen, CEO, StopTheHacker. "With our industry experts and state-of-the-art techniques to protect websites and online reputations, we catch more malware than anyone else, also facilitating a rapid response for website owners, including a new auto-clean-up feature."

"We believe our relationship with our customers begins when we issue a Certificate, and we work hard to add continuous value through on-going security services to our SSL customers," said Steve Waite, CEO, GMO GlobalSign Inc. "With StopTheHacker's advanced intelligence technology to detect unknown malware across all pages on their websites, our customers can benefit from robust malware monitoring and optional cyber-security services to complement their highly trusted SSL Certificates, protecting their business and end customers from the ever-increasing rise and development of today's online threats."

For more information about GlobalSign's range of SSL Certificates including malware monitoring services visit https://www.globalsign.com/ssl/

For more information about StopTheHacker visit https://www.stopthehacker.com

About StopTheHacker
Based in San Francisco, California, StopTheHacker is one of the tech industry's most respected leaders; a provider of SaaS services focused on cyber warfare in the arenas of web malware, security and reputation protection. StopTheHacker's Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning based technology is supported by the National Science Foundation and has won multiple awards since 2009. StopTheHacker has become widely recognized globally, protecting website owners ranging from large multi-nationals to web hosting companies and small business owners, all who are vulnerable to malicious hacker attacks. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/stopthehacker and Facebook at facebook.com/stopthehacker for up to the minute updates.

About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign has been a trusted service provider since 1996. Its focus has been, and always will be, on providing convenient and highly productive PKI solutions for organisations of all sizes. Its core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of authenticated customers to conduct SSL secured transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online identities for secure email and access control. Vision and commitment to innovation led to GlobalSign being recognised by Frost & Sullivan for the 2011 Product Line Strategy Award. The company has local offices in the US, Europe and throughout Asia. For the latest news on GlobalSign visit www.globalsign.co.uk or follow GlobalSign on Twitter (@globalsign).

About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is a comprehensive provider of industry-leading Internet solutions including domain name registration, cloud-based and traditional hosting, ecommerce, security, and payment processing services that each hold the top share of their respective markets in Japan. Other key business areas for the Group include online securities/FX trading, Internet advertising, search engine marketing and online research, and smartphone game development and publishing. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en.

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