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Comodo breaks new ground with the launch of its Reseller & Web Host SSL Programmes

Resellers and Web Hosts can now offer cost-effective SSL certification as part of their own product portfolio

Kent, UK, 30 April 2002. Security and Internet specialist, Comodo has just launched the ability for third party companies to resell and rebrand its high-profile low-cost SSL products.

InstantSSL was launched by Comodo following in the wake of its revolutionary TrustToolbar security plug-in for Internet Explorer. Behind TrustToolbar is Comodo's Trusted Directory, the largest directory on the web, with the details verified of over 5 million company names**, 15 million links and 10's of thousands of registered brand names. Comodo uniquely delivers Web identity assurance based on this "Identity Assurance Infrastructure".

Because Comodo has already verified all the companies in its Trusted Directory, it is now offering SSL certificates for only P.O.A. - even less for multiple years!

Comodo offers two types of programme for Web Hosting and Reseller companies.

Comodo's Reseller Programme is aimed at companies who want to provide a white labelled, or branded, InstantSSL application process to their customers, whilst retaining full control of the sale.

"The Reseller Programme is unique in SSL delivery," says Paul Tourret, Sales & Marketing Director of Comodo Limited. "We ensure that the SSL certificate is delivered to the end customer as part of the Resellers product family." The Reseller Programme offers highly attractive discount packages for Resellers.

Comodo's Reseller Programme allows companies to fully integrate InstantSSL solutions into their own product range. Previously, SSL resellers would have to endure the restrictions of a coupon based system or an advertisement based referral system. However, through the unique InstantSSL Reseller Programme, an online management system allows Resellers to prepurchase InstantSSL Certificates at greatly discounted prices. The purchased Certificates may then be integrated into the Resellers individual sales processes, giving the option for Resellers to bundle InstantSSL certificates with existing products.

The advantages of such a Reseller system are obvious; Resellers maintain full control of the sales process, including taking payment, as well as being able to further enhance the competitive advantage of their product portfolios. The combination of a web based central management console, and further discounts on what is already the most cost effective SSL solution available, makes the Reseller Programme an indispensable tool for professional resellers.

The Web Hosting Programme, designed for hosting companies, will allow ISPs and Business Services to offer cost effective SSL solutions without involving the customer in the issuance process. They can therefore ensure that the full application and issuance process is conducted on behalf of the Hosting companies customers, many of which will have opted for a non-technical hosting service.

"The Web Hosting Programme is essential for any hosting company wanting to pass on the cost effectiveness of an InstantSSL certificate to their customers," comments Tourret, "there is not even a need for the end customer to deal with the application or implementation process directly." The Web Hoster Programme also offers highly attractive discount packages for Web Hosters.

InstantSSL Certificates are guaranteed to be the most cost effective 128bit SSL certificates available today. With multiyear, multisave options, InstantSSL certificates are a fraction of the price of comparable certificates from other Certification Authorities (CAs). Being technically identical to certificates issued by other CAs, InstantSSL Certificates are a new driving force in the widespread availability and affordability of SSL security for web servers.

More details of all Affiliate programmes are available at InstantSSL - SSL Certificate Authority

**Editors Note: Companies currently not listed in the Trusted Directory can enter their details FREE with TrustToolbar Merchant Suite Express (TMS Express), or pay a nominal amount to have their logo added for even greater corporate identity.


Editors: for further information on this subject, please contact: Paul Tourret, Comodo Ltd. Tel: 0161 877 7025. Email: dawn.smith@comodogroup.com

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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.   

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