Jersey City, NJ (August 8, 2007) — Comodo, a global leader in Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions, announced today that it is partnering with ID-Protect, a U.K. based consumer advice site designed to provide consumers with information on security tactics that help prevent identity theft.
According to annual surveys co-sponsored by Javelin Strategy and Research and the Better Business Bureau, about nine million American adults become victims of identity theft each year. In the UK, one in four adults has been victimized according to Equifax. This illegal activity is costing individuals and businesses more than $50 billion per year. To help consumers protect themselves from identity thieves, Comodo has joined with ID-Protect in distributing Comodo's award winning free Firewall Pro solution, proven one of the most highly regarded firewall solutions on the market today.
"Providing unbiased information is core to our value proposition," said Julian Evan, Managing Director of ID-Protect. "Our audience views our information as leading edge, actionable, and effective in defeating the identity thieves out there. We are pleased to join with Comodo and help distribute Comodo's Firewall Pro as a free security tool. Comodo provides a new level of technical expertise to benefit our audience." ID-Protect provides reviews on free firewall and anti-virus software in addition to a step-by-step best practices approach for protecting identities from being stolen.
"Staying ahead of the fraudsters is a challenge for many consumers. The level of sophistication of fraudsters is increasing all the time" said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo. "Our partnership with ID-Protect gives end users access to up-to-date information and tools that can help them today."
Our mission is to provide consumers with clear, objective information about the dangers of ID theft and how consumers, small businesses and corporations can protect themselves. We provide product reviews, up-to-date information on the latest scams, identity fraud statistics, a useful find a solution search tool, an ID theft quiz to establish your risk rating and the unique step-by-step program to do all that is possible to keep your identity out of the hands of fraudsters.
For more information, please visit id-protect.co.uk
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