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Comodo partners with Vendercom to offer internet security solutions

Kent, UK, 9 April 2003. Comodo, the leading internet security specialist, has today announced that it has partnered with Vendercom, one of the world's largest and most experienced Internet hosting companies. The new partnership will see Vendercom make Comodo's InstantSSL certificates and TrustLogo, unique real-time website identity assurance, available to all of its existing and new customers.

Vendercom provides a diverse range of products which cater to all Internet users, including promotional, eCommerce, domain name registry and translation services that aid small and large businesses that rely heavily on the Internet. The offering of InstantSSL certificates will allow Vendercom's customers to benefit from InstantSSL's unique balance of 99.3% browser compatibility, cost effectiveness, 128-bit encryption and full two-step validation combined with fast issuance and expert customer support.

SSL Certificates are digital credentials that enable web sites to secure customer transactions using the industry standard security protocol known as SSL. By allowing web sites to create an encrypted secure tunnel between the site and the customer, SSL has fueled the growth and confidence in conducting online transactions. The majority of Internet users now know to look for the 'little gold padlock' indicating an SSL secure session in their browser before entering critical personal information such as credit card numbers and passwords.

TrustLogo provides websites with a convenient means of establishing trust and confidence with its customers through a dynamic "point to verify" site seal. The website's corporate credentials such as name, address and contact details are delivered in real time from the Comodo identity assurance servers. Delivery of such credentials serves to enhance the trust relationship between customer and site, helping convert the visitor into a paying customer.

Commenting on today's announcement, Matt Hodgson, Vendercom Development Manager states, "Our customers will benefit from the availability of Comodo's highly-recognized and cost effective InstantSSL certificates." He continues, "We believe in offering the highest-possible quality of service and we are confident that today's partnership will serve to enhance the online experience of our customers."

Jim Whiffin, Director of Comodo notes, "We are very pleased to have partnered with Vendercom. InstantSSL has proved very popular since its launch and we are looking forward to providing support to Vendercom's customers."

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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