SpeedHost Awarded GlobalSign Platinum Partner Status

. June 18, 2012

GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, announced that SpeedHost, one of Brazil’s leading web hosting providers, has been awarded Platinum Partner status in GlobalSign’s partner program. The strengthened relationship will allow SpeedHost to enjoy many new benefits, such as increased margins and co-branded marketing opportunities, as well as help solidify GlobalSign’s presence in the Brazilian marketplace.

GlobalSign’s presence in Brazil has been steadily increasing over the past few years, with the Netcraft SSL survey showing GlobalSign almost double its market share between April 2010 to April 2012. The appointment of new dedicated, native language team for the region has been a major factor in the success of the expansion, especially in regard to SpeedHost, who explain that their strong sales, marketing and business development relationship with the new team was the key driver for upgrading the partnership. Both SpeedHost and GlobalSign plan to further expand their combined presence through Latin America.

The Platinum Partner level offers many benefits over a traditional partnership. Like all partners, Platinum Partners have access to the entire line of GlobalSign SSL and client certificates, but they also receive increased product margins, have the opportunity to work closely with the marketing organization to create co-branded materials, receive dedicated support with case priority, and have greater insight into product development, such as beta program access and feature development priority.

“Choosing to elevate our partnership level was an easy decision,” said Jefferson Campos, Director of Technology Partners, SpeedHost. “We have an Brazillian Account Manager who is dedicated to our account and makes everything easier. We always have fast responses to our issues and they support us in this partnership. We are planning to expand our market in the upcoming year and feel that GlobalSign, with their variety of Certificate options and superior service, are the ideal provider to support us along the way.”

“We are very excited to see SpeedHost upgrade their commitment to a Platinum Partnership,” said Steve Waite, Chief Executive Office, GMO GlobalSign. “Working with SpeedHost to provide digital certificates and security solutions for the Brazilian market has been a great experience and we consider our partnership a major success in the early stages of our expansion into Brazil. We look forward to building upon our existing relationship to achieve our mutual goal of expanding through the rest of Latin America.”

SpeedHost exclusively promotes GlobalSign products through their website www.speedhost.com.br. The company offers Code Signing Certificates and the entire GlobalSign SSL product line – AlphaSSL, Domain Validated SSL, Organization Validated SSL, and Extended Validation SSL.

For more information about the GlobalSign Partner Program, please visit www.globalsign.com/partners/

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