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COMODO OFFERS FREE PCI SCANNING TO ASSIST EMERCHANTS IN PROTECTING INFORMATION FROM HACKERS AND HELP EMERCHANTS MEET PCI COMPLIANCE DEADLINES

Free HackerGuardian fully compliant PCI security scans, check websites for vulnerabilities to hackers

Jersey City, NJ (October 03, 2007) -- Comodo, a global leader in Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions, is doing its part to assist businesses in protecting consumer information from hackers by offering eMerchants a free quarterly PCI compliant scan. This free PCI scan can help eMerchants meet the PCI Compliance requirement deadlines in addition to helping protect their customer's information from disclosure that might result from malicious hacking. Further, as Comodo is offering this PCI scan for free, it can save Merchants thousands of dollars in their compliance costs.

In this day and age, consumers are worried that their confidential information may not be safe when submitted or stored online. PCI compliance scanning assists businesses in determining if their sites are vulnerable to hackers and provides valuable insights on how to remedy problem areas. PCI (Payment Card Industry) standards require that eMerchants who accept credit card payments scan their websites for possible vulnerabilities and companies failing to comply with PCI standards could face financial penalties or lose their ability to process credit card transactions.

Yet, as recently reported in eWeek, ("Study Shows Businesses Face PCI Challenges" - Sept 27 - http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/HP-TouchPad-Needs-68-Weeks-for-Additional-Shipments-142584/ many eMerchants are struggling to comply with PCI Data Security Standards because it can be difficult and costly. To enable more eMerchants to comply, Comodo is offering this free quarterly PCI Scan as part of their overall PCI compliancy program. "Keeping customer information safe is a top priority for eMerchants. No one wants to have a hacker use their site to steal identity information" says Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo. "That's why Comodo is offering the HackerGuardian Free PCI Scan. This free scan shows eMerchants their vulnerable areas and delivers true value and security to many businesses. Because it is free, any eMerchant concerned about their customer's valuable and sensitive data will want to find out what they can do to better improve their website's security."

Hacker Guardian Free PCI scan is part of the HackerGuardian Vulnerability Scanning Service designed to detect a server's vulnerability to hackers. HackerGuardian also provides fix recommendations for any vulnerability problem detected.

HackerGuardian Free PCI Scan Compliance overview:

  • PCI compliance scanning on up to 3 IP addresses or other externally-facing devices

  • Automatically generated and ready-to-submit PCI scan compliance reports that can be immediately sent to your bank

  • Up to 5 scans during a 90 day period

HackerGuardian Daily Vulnerability Scanning (priced at $99) overview:

  • Perform over 14,000 individual vulnerability tests

  • Up to 10 PCI scans per quarter on up to 5 servers

  • Includes high-impact logo confirming site's safety from hackers to build consumer trust

  • Detailed reports identify security holes and contain actionable fix recommendations

As the holiday season approaches, eMerchants should be using every available tool to make eCommerce safe for consumers. Comodo's Free PCI Scan helps eMerchants determine what areas of their site need improvement and assure their customers that they are safeguarding customer information.

For more information, please visit: HackerGuardian.com/hackerguardian/learn/pci_free_scan.html.

About Comodo

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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