GlobalSign and WIS Wiesinger/Schenk Partner

Brussels, October 15, 2001 – GlobalSign, a leading Trust Services Provider offering flexible outsourced PKI-solutions and certification services for e- and m-business, and WIS Wiesinger/Schenk & Partner GbR, a German company developing and offering software and system solutions announced today a strategic partnership agreement to provide the German market with digital certificates through a Registration Authority located in Munich .

WIS Wiesinger/Schenk & Partner GbR are specialized since 1992 in developing products and support services for the hard- and software industry, focusing on developing software and systems solutions as well as services in the field of archiving systems and data/document management. Many of their developments are integrated in their partners’ software solutions, such as 3Com GmbH, Bertelsmann Direct GmbH, Deutsche Post AG, SBS Siemens Business Service, etc.

Under the terms of the agreement, WIS Wiesinger/Schenk & Partner GbR will use GlobalSign’s VirtualCA?”, a quickly deployable, low cost, outsourced managed PKI solution allowing the customer to issue, defer and revoke GlobalSign PersonalSign 2, 3 and ServerSign certificates and manage Registration Authority tasks via an easy-to-use web-based interface within the GlobalSign Certification Authority infrastructure.

“Through our partnership with GlobalSign, we can offer a wider range of products as well as act as a Regional Agent/Registration Authority in Germany” said Thomas Wiesinger, Managing Director of WIS Wiesinger/Schenk & Partner GbR.

“This agreement allows GlobalSign to issue for the first time PersonalSign 3 certificates in Munich and we hope in the coming months to extend our network of Registration Authorities in Germany” said Dr. Rolf Schuster, Managing Director of GlobalSign.

WIS Wiesinger/Schenk & Partner GbR was founded in 1992 as a company offering products and support services in the hard- and software industry. For the last ten years, WIS Wiesinger/Schenk have focused their activities on developing software and system solutions as well as providing services in the field of archive systems and data and document management. In order to guarantee their products’ high quality and up-to-date know-how, WIS Wiesinger/Schenk works together with reliable and competent partners. In the fields of scanning, imaging, text recognition (OCR) and archiving, their own developments are used as components in many of their partners’ software solutions. The registered trademark WIS is the current name of the company’s services and know-how in their field of activity.

GlobalSign, a pioneer in the PKI business since 1996, is a fast-growing international Trust Service Provider, headquartered in Brussels. GlobalSign is active worldwide as a Certification Authority. GlobalSign develops flexible outsourced PKI-solutions, and offers certification services for e- and m-business. GlobalSign has developed an international Network of Trust throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. GlobalSign is also the official Certification Authority for the European Commission and works with strategic groups and associations such as, among others, EESSI and EEMA. GlobalSign’s shareholders are Vodafone Group Plc, Ubizen, ING-Barings, Bruficom, GIMV, Technicom and KBC Bank.

For further information, please contact:

WIS Wiesinger/Schenk

www.wis.de/zertifikat

Thomas Wiesinger, Tel: +49 (0) 89 427 182 17, Email: press@wis.de

Registration Authority (RA), Tel: +49 (0) 89 427 182 24, Email:

cert.info@wis.de

GlobalSign

www.globalsign.net

T??lay Kurt, Communications Manager, Phone +32 (0) 27 24 68 95,

E-mail: press@globalsign.net

PR Force

Frederic Dryhoel, Tel + 32 (0) 2713 07 14,

E-mail: fdryhoel@prforce.com




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