QiQ Communications Implements GlobalSign's Revolutionary OneClickSSL For Customers

Sydney, Australia (PressExposure) January 17, 2012 -- GMO GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com.au),a specialist in SSL partner programs and security automation technologies, today announced that QiQ Communications (http://www.qiq.com.au/), a leading hosting company has become the first to implement GlobalSign's OneClickSSL in Australia. The revolutionary technology will allow Australian customers to activate SSL security in seconds, directly from their control panel.

Applying for, and renewing, SSL Certificates has always been a tedious and complicated process. Completing the necessary steps, which entail creating and sending a CSR (Certificate Signing Request), receiving email communications from the SSL vendor and installing the SSL Certificate, requires patience and technical know-how. OneClickSSL rewrites the SSL paradigm by moving away from the traditional, long-winded and error-prone process of SSL provisioning and replacing it with an automated "Click to Activate SSL" workflow.

With OneClickSSL, hosting customers simply purchase Secure Site Vouchers from their hosting provider. The customer goes on to redeem the voucher via one of the OneClickSSL plug-ins, (including cPanel, Parallels Plesk, IIS and Apache), by entering the voucher code and clicking "Activate SSL". Customers have a SSL secured website in seconds, while hosting providers benefit from a reduced the support overhead and involvement overall. Not only will providers have more time to focus on their core business they will also be generating higher margins from reselling SSL Certificates.

As a boutique hosting company, QiQ have always been keen to improve their processes and with this in mind they have deployed the innovative OneClickSSL solution across a number of servers. With the introduction of OneClickSSL, QiQ replaces the time consuming and highly technical application process with an efficient "one-click" option making secure hosting and online business more accessible to smaller online shops.

"The decision to deploy OneClickSSL has enabled us to offer an affordable and efficient SSL solution to our clients," said Peter Harris, Managing Director, QiQ Communications. "An SSL voucher may now be purchased via QiQ's online billing system and activated within a client's hosting control panel with minimal fuss. Clients may choose to complete this simple process themselves or alternatively, QiQ can administrate SSL on their behalf."

Hosting companies interested in offering OneClickSSL to their customer base can become a GlobalSign partner by contacting GlobalSign at http://www.globalsign.com.au/ssl/oneclickssl/

For further information about QiQ, please visit: http://www.qiq.com.au/

For information about GlobalSign products and solutions, please visit: http://www.globalsign.com.au

About QiQ Communications

QiQ Commnications was initially established in the UK in 1998 and Australia in 2005. A boutique hosting company, QiQ now hosts thousands of sites on behalf of businesses both big and small located all around the world. Like their clients, QiQ is also spread geographically. With representation in both the northern and southern hemispheres they are well placed to take advantage of opposing time-zones for their clients' benefit.

About GMO GlobalSign

Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public certificate authority, GlobalSign offers publicly trusted SSL Certificates, EV SSL, Managed SSL Services, S/MIME email security and Code Signing for use on all platforms including mobile devices. Its Trusted Root solution uses the widely embedded GlobalSign Root CA certificates to provide immediate PKI trust for Microsoft Certificate Services and internal PKI, eliminating the costs of using untrusted Root Certificates. Its partnership with Adobe to provide Certified Document Services (CDS) enables secure digitally signed PDF documents, certified transcripts and e-invoices. These core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of authenticated customers to conduct secure online transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online identities for secure email and access control. The company has a history of innovation within the online security industry and has offices in the US, UK, Belgium, Japan, China and Singapore.

GMO Internet Group

GMO Internet Group is one of the most comprehensive providers of industry-leading Internet services worldwide. As well as domain registration, web hosting, ecommerce, and payment processing businesses that each hold the top share in their respective markets in Japan, services operated by the group include Internet advertising, search engine marketing and research. Global online security brand GlobalSign and major Japanese online securities brokerage, GMO CLICK Securities are also group members. In 2011 a new Social Media & Smartphone Platform segment was established bringing together group initiatives in social apps development, flash marketing and Android apps distribution. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en for more information.

For further details please contact:

GlobalSign Australia
Tel: +61 3-9988-3988

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Press Release Submitted On: January 17, 2012 at 2:35 am
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