Portsmouth, NH & Vancouver, Canada – 09 March 2010
– SSL provider GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com) and hosting automation software vendor Hosting Controller announced the integration of SSL ordering and installation through Hosting Controller’s control panel, enabling dedicated SSL to be activated and resold (and transparently installed) down the chain, from host to reseller to end customer, with ease.
This is the first time Hosting Controller has activated dedicated SSL (unique SSL Certificate for use on a unique website) within its control panel. The new solution allows HC customers to simply create the GlobalSign product plans and pricing, which then become immediately available to their resellers and customers via the control panel, fully automating the application and installation process – a first within the hosting industry. With such a straightforward integration process, the webhosting panel known as HC8, will assist all web hosting companies who wish to adopt SSL Certificates as a value added product within their product portfolios by simplifying the SSL selling and activation process.
Since the launch of HC in 1999, Hosting Controller has been offering its web hosting customers a complete automated solution, to enable them to experience infinite hosting possibilities in cluster environments, whilst lowering their operational costs. With the introduction of dedicated SSL within the control panel, all processes remain automated including the billing process to end customers which is fully integrated. The hosting company will no longer receive customer support calls on how to create or use Certificate Signing Requests (CSRs) during the application process, on the whole making the process as effortless as possible.
Hosting Controller currently partners with numerous technology organisations to deliver the most advanced and high performance solutions to clients. Partnering with GlobalSign to automate the SSL reselling process was an ideal strategic business opportunity, as more and more hosting companies are making the decision to integrate GlobalSign SSL Certificates within their hosting product portfolios.
“Including dedicated SSL within our control panel is a new feature for Hosting Controller and we believe our newly formed partnership with GlobalSign will add value to the services we currently offer our clients,” said Babar Zaman, VP Business Development, Hosting Controller. “With more hosting companies choosing to resell SSL Certificates we are happy to offer the industry’s only fully automated SSL provisioning, and we look forward to offering GlobalSign’s wide SSL Certificate product range within our existing solutions.”
“Integrating our SSL Certificate application and delivery platform within Hosting Controller’s control panel will provide partners with immediate revenue generating and cost reducing benefits, making the whole SSL reselling opportunity even more appealing”, said Steve Roylance, Director of Business Development, GlobalSign. “The advanced technology makes the application, installation and management of SSL Certificates effortless, on the whole allowing an increasing number of hosting companies to respond to their client’s individual SSL requirements.”
All GlobalSign SSL Certificates are issued from GlobalSign’s widely distributed 2048 bit Root CA Certificate and will allow
Hosting Controller end customers to easily obtain, install, and activate SSL security to secure their ecommerce websites, logins, servers, and other next generation services.
For information regarding Hosting Controller’s automation solution please visit www.hostingcontroller.com.
For more information on GlobalSign’s partner program and detail on the Hosting Controller solution, please visit www.globalsign.com/partners/hostingcontroller
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.
About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group, headquartered in Japan, is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. The group holds top domestic market share in domain registration, web hosting, and payment processing and provides a host of other Internet services including global online security services, e-commerce solutions, and Internet advertising to both businesses and individuals. At the centre of the group is GMO Internet, Inc. a company listed on the prestigious first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE: 9449). Please visit www.gmo.jp/en for further details.
About Hosting Controller
Founded in 1999, Hosting Controller is a complete hosting automation solution for web hosts and cloud based service providers. It allows them to manage both Windows & Linux servers simultaneously as part of a single cluster. In addition to shared hosts, HC offers a full solution suite for hosted Enterprise Applications creating a shared multi-tenant environment for automatic provisioning of Exchange 2007/2010, BlackBerry, SharePoint, OCS and Dynamics CRM. It also offers a full automation solution for Infrastructure and Virtualization providers offering virtualized partitions on both Windows and Linux based servers through Hyper-V technology for Windows & Xen Hypervisor technology for Linux! Hosting Controller Inc. is based in Richmond, BC, Canada and has customers in 125 countries worldwide.
For more information about Hosting Controller Inc. visit http://hostingcontroller.com or call +1 (604) 227-0272.