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JERSEY CITY, NJ March 06, 2008 – Comodo, a global Certification Authority and leading provider of Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions today announced it has begun awarding grants to schools in lower income communities dedicated to providing technology enrichment learning opportunities for these children. Importantly, this initiative is meant to help foster broader understanding within school age children of key technologies related to computers and the Internet.

This new initiative is consistent with Comodo’s dedication to empowering consumers with tools and technology to enable them to fully reap the benefits that the Internet offers. “Comodo’s commitment to giving back is deeply ingrained in our culture.” said Beverley Daynes, – Vice President of Finance Comodo. “We spend considerable resources providing free, award winning desktop security to end users and we are proud to continue our tradition by expanding our support to empower children to be technologically literate.”

The first school to be granted an award was the Eighteenth Avenue Elementary School of Science and Technology in Newark, NJ. This grant supports a special needs program among second and third graders to help accelerate their use of computers for learning. Comodo is planning on expanding this program to include technology, hardware and other potential services related to authentication to reduce children’s exposure to online predators.

Grant recipients will be chosen by the Comodo Grant Review Committee, which is comprised of Comodo employees with diverse backgrounds and range from individual contributors to management level employees. Interested not-for-profit organizations can contact Comodo directly.

About Comodo

Comodo, through its group of Internet security companies, is a leading Certification Authority and global provider of Identity and Trust Assurance services on the Internet. Comodo secures and authenticates online transactions and communications for over 2,000,000 businesses and consumers.

With a global presence Comodo offers businesses and consumers third-generation solutions for intelligent security and authentication technologies that create trust online. Comodo’s technological expertise includes PKI digital certification, Code signing certification, integrated authentication infrastructure services, Web Content authentication, Secure messaging solutionsPCI compliancy scanningSSL digital certificates including our flagship InstantSSL brand, HackerGuardianBanking solutions including Two Factor Authentication, and digital e-commerce services.

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 SSLCode SigningContent 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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