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Zipa teams up with Comodo to provide SSL Certificates

Major web host links up with leading SSL Certification Authority

New York - 28 October 2003 — Comodo, the internet security specialists, today announced that it entered into partnership with Zipa, LLC, the leading web host provider, as its exclusive provider of SSL Certificate through its InstantSSL range. This partnership will enable all existing and future customers of Zipa to benefit from the security and confidence that comes from an Instant SSL Certificate.

Since its formation in 2001, New Orleans based Zipa has grown rapidly to command a leading position in the web hosting and managed hosting markets, with customers ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. Most recently Zipa expanded into a 6,600-square-foot Tier 1 datacenter.

"We are impressed by the commitment Comodo has shown to the evolving needs of the security market." Michael Brunson, Chief Technical Officer of Zipa, talking about the partnership, said. "The offering of 128 bit encryption, full two factor validation, 99.3% browser recognition and comprehensive warranties at such cost-effective prices mean that our customers are sure to benefit greatly from today's announcement."

"Comodo shares Zipa's philosophy of providing high quality products and services and there is an obvious synergy between our approaches," stated Steve Roylance, Technical Marketing Director, Comodo. "Our InstantSSL Certificates have made a huge impact in the market and it is gratifying that more and more companies share our belief that customers deserve cost-effective SSL solutions."

Comodo, the only Certification Authority offering cost-effective, fully-validated SSL Certificate with warranties, launched the Instant SSL range in March 2002 and since then the company has become the world's fastest growing Certification Authority. Comodo employs a stringent yet highly efficient policy of full two-step validation for all SSL Certificates, verifying both domain name ownership and company legitimacy as part of the issuance process to ensure a safe and secure e-commerce infrastructure.

About Zipa:

Zipa.com is an Internet services company that provides affordable, high-quality Web hosting, collocation, bandwidth and other managed hosting solutions. Zipa's facilities include a 6,600-square-foot Tier 1 datacenter, formerly owned by Enron Broadband. The facility features carrier class features for internet connectivity, climate control, fire suppression, power back up, and much more. Zipa is located in the New Orleans Central Business District, in Louisiana, USA. For further information on Zipa, visit zipa.com

About Comodo:

Comodo, is a leading WebTrust-compliant Internet security specialist and provides next generation E-commerce Security Solutions. Through a growing range of products, services and applications developed by its dedicated research lab, Comodo provides software, hardware, secure messaging and certificate based security.

After its first year of issuing SSL Certificate, Comodo has quickly become the worlds fastest growing, innovative, Certification Authority. For product information please contact + 1.888.266.6361 or + 1.703.581.6361 or visit the Comodo Home Page at Comodo.com.