GlobalSign Partners with NATION Technologies to offer Data Encryption Solution

Boston, MA & Lake Mary, FL– 15 February 2011 – GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com), one of the leading providers of Digital Certificates worldwide, and NATION Technologies, an innovative software solutions provider, today announced a partnership to deliver an advanced data encryption solution branded as BIOWRAP® Certified by GlobalSign, which leverages GlobalSign’s Digital Certificates and NATION Technologies encryption application. The partnership will allow GlobalSign’s current and potential customers to benefit from the most advanced file security and data encryption solution available today.
 
GlobalSign has seen an increasing number of organizations large and small alike seek solutions to provide a secure method to exchange and protect electronic documents while in transit and at rest. This protection is not only best practice but is a regulatory requirement in the government, financial, insurance, and healthcare industries that call exclusively for the encryption of sensitive electronic information. In addition, States including Massachusetts, California, Washington, Michigan, and Nevada have enacted protection laws requiring the encryption of all sensitive personal information transmitted across public networks, transmitted wirelessly or stored on portable devices such as laptop computers or a flash drive. The BIOWRAP® Certified by GlobalSign solution immediately addresses the need for improved security and transparency to meet these requirements for the protection of sensitive electronic information.
 
Most alternative data encryption solutions in the market require the sender and the recipient of documents to exchange digital certificates. These solutions typically only address protection of the transmission, while BIOWRAP® Certified by GlobalSign encrypted files can be delivered by any electronic means and are always protected. BIOWRAP® encrypted files Certified by GlobalSign do not require recipients to use PKI in order to access sensitive files. Thus, providing an easy method for authorized recipients to gain access to protected GlobalSign certified electronic documents.
 

Easily encrypt any electronic information:

Ensures sensitive information is kept private and remains protected wherever it resides or however it is delivered.

Define Access Rights:

Easily set levels of access controls to define a range of confidentiality access rights (password protection, free public access, Digital Certificate, alliance, company or even personal file).
An Authorized Override features even allows recipients that do not meet the access requirements (or if they have lost the password for access) to request real-time access directly from the creator of the encrypted file. The creator of the file can choose to approve or deny the Readers request for access without ever displaying information about the access requirements or file creator.

Manage Retention Rights:

Perform real-time updates to the lifespan of an active file, expire active files and also reactivate expired files.

Create Forensic Auditing Reports:

Provide detailed information for all file activity.

Receive Real-time (per-file) Notifications:

Real-time notifications are delivered automatically for all file activity, and always delivered for unauthorized access attempts.

Confirm file authenticity:

This a free service that validates the authenticity of files removed from BIOWRAP® encryption.

Easy and free access to encrypted files:

The Free Reader is available as an application, website (https://mybiowrap.com) and web-service integration.
 
"GlobalSign is excited to add the BIOWRAP® data encryption solution to complement its current digital certificate solutions for document security and email encryption," said Janine Marchi, Senior Marketing Executive, GlobalSign. "The BIOWRAP® data encryption solution goes much further than alternative solutions, by providing a truly unique, cost-effective solution to meet the increasing demand for the protection and tracking of electronic information both inside and outside your organization."
 
The BIOWRAP® solution is an application-based solution that allows users to easily create an unlimited number of truly secure, authenticated, and accountable electronic files using a GlobalSign Digital Certificate. Once a file is certified, only authorized recipients can view the file using the Free BIOWRAP® Reader, providing the Reader with absolute confidence that the file is authentic and unaltered. GlobalSign registered users will also have access to real-time forensic auditing reports; a comprehensive and automated reporting feature detailing all activity associated with encrypted files.
For more information, visit www.globalsign.com/file-encryption/ . GlobalSign will be launching the BIOWRAP® file encryption offering at the upcoming RSA Conference in San Francisco – Visit GlobalSign (booth # 657) for more information.>
 
 
About NATION Technologies Group, Inc.
NATION Technologies Group, Inc. develops and implements innovative software solutions. NATION's patented flagship product BIOWRAP® is the leading solution to cost-effectively protect, manage and track any electronic information. Our customers can now do business with increased confidence and also meet regulatory requirements for the protection of sensitive electronic information. BIOWRAP® easy to use features include strong encryption and authentication, access rights management, retention management, free receipt of encrypted files (https://mybiowrap.com), no costly IT implementation and NATION’s web console management for detailed forensic auditing reports. BIOWRAP® is the first solution to implement our People not Passwords™ authentication service to protect consumer identity and promote a more confident web environment. NATION’s unique People not Passwords™ authentication service can applied to any web-based transaction or application. Our objective is to establish NATION as the premier identity authentication authority in an effort to protect consumer livelihood and effectively reduce identity theft and fraud. We are committed to bringing the personal touch back to your personal and business transactions. Founded in 2008, NATION Technologies is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida.
 
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, and China.
 
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.
 
For further details please contact:
     Steve Waite
     GlobalSign
     +603-570-7060 / 1-877-SSLGLOBAL
     press@globalsign.com

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