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GlobalSign Launches SSL Deployment Technology

GlobalSign leading provider of online security solutions, has announced "AutoCSR" and "One-Click SSL" two new SSL deployment technologies that will revolutionize the way hosting companies provision SSL Certificates to hosting customers.

The new technologies award hosting companies unparalleled degrees of automation during the SSL application, approval and installation processes. The announcement comes in time for HostingCon 2008 in Chicago, the largest conference dedicated to hosting professionals in the world, where GlobalSign will be demonstrating the technologies from Booth #422 on 29-30 July.

Automation of the SSL Certificate lifecycle (CSR generation, application, approval and Certificate installation) is essential if hosting companies are to offer SSL to customers of all technical levels without having to handle unwanted, and expensive, customer support issues. Such issues include customers needing assistance with CSR generation, approval processes and Certificate installation. No other SSL Certificate provider has achieved the level of automation offered through GlobalSign.

AutoCSR - Quick and easy SSL ordering and delivery

A GlobalSign survey highlighted that generating a CSR (Certificate
Signing Request) remains one of the consistent problem areas faced by customers wishing to secure their server. The process for CSR generation still requires customers (regardless of technical expertise) to follow complex server commands.

With Auto-CSR, GlobalSign has removed the need for end customers to create the CSR file themselves. Removing this step significantly reduces support requests such as "What is a CSR?", "How do I create it?", and "What details should be in it?" As a result, partners can expect fewer support calls, less abandoned orders and a greatly increased SSL Certificate delivery speed. Auto-CSR can be used with all web server types and control panels and is available to all GlobalSign Partners.

One-Click SSL - SSL ordering, approval and installation in one easy step

The patent pending One-Click SSL allows hosting companies to fully automate the SSL Certificate application, approval and installation process, creating levels of automation previously deemed impossible for mass SSL reselling. When fully integrated, like the recent Verio deployment, hosting customers can secure their server with the click of a button, and there is no compromise to SSL Provider vetting processes.

Traditional domain validation requires "domain approver" mailboxes to be setup and active, and emails delivered to an appropriate contact, something that cannot always be guaranteed - especially for hosting companies who manage customer's domains on their behalf. The One-Click SSL method pioneered by GlobalSign eliminates all the issues traditionally associated with hosting companies reselling SSL, and is the most innovative and revolutionary development in SSL delivery since the birth of the domain validated SSL Certificate (now accounting for the majority of active SSL Certificates worldwide).

One-Click SSL is available to GlobalSign Platinum Partners as an API for web control panel integration or direct server integration and through soon to be released plug-ins for IIS and Apache.

To talk to GlobalSign about AutoCSR or One-Click SSL contact
sales@globalsign.com or call US 1-877-SSLGLOBAL, UK +44 1622 766766, Europe +32 16 891900 or drop by Booth #422 at HostingCon 2008, Chicago, July 29-30 where live demonstrations will be held throughout the show.

Originally posted on Sun Jul 27, 2008



Hmmm nothing new, exciting or innovative here at all, too bad Globalsign wasted money patenting this when I know of prior art that dates back a few years... oops! Although I don't know the specifics of their patent so I can't comment how much of their patent would be invalidated, but it seems like another pointless software patent, although it'd be interesting to see what the effect of the new patent rules would have on it as well.

As for the Auto-CSR, I wonder how everyone would react if they call it key escrow, because it's the same thing just by a different name, obviously they see it as a technical solution, the US govt used to see it as a control measure, although StartSSL has been offering this service for quite some time now.


It says that it is "patent pending" technology which means that they haven't actually been granted a patent they have just filed it. They may never receive a patent on it (considering that Comodo has already released similar "patent pending" technology, it not likely that they will be granted the patent) but it also means that you can't view the patent.

It is somewhat gimmicky marketing but I'm sure it helps a few organizations to more quickly deploy SSL.


I emailed the contact address the other day asking for a copy of their patent or a link to it so far I haven't seen a reply.

You wouldn't happen to know of a link for it at all, would you?


I thought pending patents could still be reviewed on the US patent office's website, anyway doesn't matter as you said it's more of a gimmick then anything revolutionary.

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