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Comodo names Carsten Fischer Director of Product Marketing

Mr. Fischer, joining Comodo from Opera, brings critical bench strength in Internet security solution architecture

Jersey City, NJ (October 2nd, 2006) - Comodo, a global Certification Authority and leading provider of Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions, announced today that Carsten Fischer has joined the company as Director of Product Marketing, coming to Comodo from Opera. In his new role, Carsten will be responsible for the creation, support and expansion of Comodo's Identity and Trust Assurance (ITA) family of products.

Mr. Fischer brings 15 years of experience in the technology sector and in product marketing . Most recently, Carsten served as a strategic marketing lead for Opera's desktop products where he developed business strategies for Opera solutions and software business. During this time, Carsten was focused on improving both identity assurance processes within browsers as well as enhancing user experience. Carsten also played a key role in the CAB Forum - an association initiated by Comodo that brings together browser providers and leading certification authorities to establish online identity assurance guidelines.

Carsten's other experience also includes SuSE Linux where he was solution architect, responsible for conceptualizing and launching core Linux products to new markets. Carsten also worked as a journalist and held several marketing communications positions working with companies like BBC, Beosweb and the German broadcast industry.

"We are delighted to add Carsten's talent and experience to our management team," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, President and CEO of Comodo. "Comodo recently announced the expansion of our ITA product family for which Carsten will be a key player in helping us execute our existing strategy, as well as positioning Comodo for continued growth."

Carsten earned his degree studying philosophy and history at Ruhr-Universitt Bochum, Germany.

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The Comodo companies provide the infrastructure that is essential in enabling e-merchants, other Internet-connected companies, software companies, and individual consumers to interact and conduct business via the Internet safely and securely. The Comodo companies offer PKI SSL, Code Signing, Content Verification and Email Certificate; award winning PC Security software;  Vulnerability Scanning services for PCI Compliance; secure e-mail and fax services.   

Continual innovation, a core competence in PKI, and a commitment to reversing the growth of Internet-crime distinguish the Comodo companies as vital players in the Internet's ongoing development. Comodo secures and authenticates online transactions and communications for over 200,000 business customers and 3,000,000 users of our desktop security products. 

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