Identify certificate provider GlobalSign sets up regional office
GMO GlobalSign KK, a provider of trusted identity and security solutions and one of the longest established certificate authorities in the world, announced the inauguration of its new office in Dubai. The local entity, GMO GlobalSign, based in Dubai Internet City, is located to further strengthen GlobalSign’s presence in Asia, particularly in the Middle East. The company already has a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
With a growth rate of more than 13%, the Middle East’s cyber security market presents a landscape of promising opportunities. By 2019, the regional cyber security market in the Middle East is predicted to be worth $9.56 billion. Governments as well as business communities in the region have acknowledged cybersecurity as a top business priority.
Amid rising instances of cyber security breaches, there is an unprecedented focus on securing an online presence, making the region a strategic business hub for security providers like GlobalSign. GlobalSign’s identity and security solutions have been adopted and endorsed by leading organisations from across various industries, including financial institutions, the hospitality industry, educational institutions and multiple government-owned organisations.
“The Middle East is a key market for us. Establishing a local presence in Dubai would help us explore new opportunities in the region, facilitate our existing accounts and increase market penetration,” said Reiji Oishi, General Manager, UAE. “Over the years, we have seen significant growth in direct as well as partner-led business, particularly from UAE, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. We are geared up to embark upon a more aggressive growth plan in the region.”
GlobalSign PKI and identity and access management solutions support the billions of services, devices, people and things comprising the Internet of Everything. The company has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
GMO Cloud is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,500 sales partners throughout Japan. It was launched in In February 2011.
Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, UK, US, China and Singapore.