Kent, UK, 13 February 2002. Internet scams, including bogus auctions and deceptive Web and computer services, joined identity theft among the top consumer fraud complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2001, according to a recent report by the US agency.
One of the companies working against breaches of security and identity is Comodo, whose Internet Explorer plug-in, TrustToolbar is now available free to end users. TrustToolbar references the largest directory on the Internet, containing over 15million links and over 5 million registered legal names, and returns the true URL of any website accessed and the Legal Name of the company owning it.
In the first 30 days since going live, Comodo's TrustToolbar technology has provided over a million website identity assurances - proof indeed that users welcome this enhanced level of confidence in web use.
Companies can submit information to be added to the directory, free of charge, or for a nominal charge of P.O.A. can add their own logo and obtain a FREE SSL certificate when they purchase the TrustToolbar Merchant Suite. All entries in the directory are validated by 3rd party certification authority, Comodo, to the highest level in the TrustToolbar system before being added to the Trusted directory. Only legitimate companies can register and use their legal company names, brands and trademarks. What better way than to assure customers that they are visiting the correct website than by displaying the brand they recognise through the secure TrustToolbar interface!
Comodo is so confident of its technology that it has insurance that indemnifies users against fraud arising from a site incorrectly identified by TrustToolbar!
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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