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Comodo releases free website continuity monitoring service

SiteMon mitigates the risk of revenue loss by providing virtually immediate feedback regarding the accessibility and visibility of a merchant's website

Jersey City, NJ (Sept 12th, 2006) – Comodo, a global Certification Authority and leading provider of Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions, today announced the immediate availability of SiteMon, a website continuity monitoring service. Comodo SiteMon automatically checks corporate, e-commerce and enterprise websites every 10 minutes to ensure they are up and running and viewable to the public.

The free service sends an request to a chosen URL every 10 minutes and also monitors the web page for the presence of 3 keywords. If these keywords are not detected, possibly due to the website being down, unresponsive or the keywords being removed by accident or sabotage, then the account holder is immediately alerted of the problem via email.

SiteMon allows website owners and network administrators to:

  • Check that a web server is available by sending a standard http:// request every ten minutes
  • Monitor the page title and 3 keywords to ensure page content loads correctly and has not been modified
  • Identify slow websites by providing detailed server response times via the online reporting feature
  • Instantly receive notification via email should the web-server fail any of the tests

The monitoring tool is easy to configure and requires no downloads or software installation, running remotely from secure servers managed by Comodo. Website owners create an account and fill out a short form specifying which URLs and keywords they would like the service to check. Existing Hacker Guardian account holders can log into the service with their existing username and password.

Melih Abdulhayoglu, President and CEO of Comodo believes the offering provides companies with a long term means of ensuring business critical websites and services are running as expected.

"E-merchants and online businesses are dependent on the availability of their web servers for revenue generation", said Melih Abdulhayoglu, President and CEO of Comodo. "SiteMon provides virtually immediate feedback regarding the accessibility and visibility of a merchant's website. This information is critical as it mitigates the risk of revenue loss resulting from a website being down. We are confident that E-Merchants of all classes will find immediate value in this free service."

About Comodo

Comodo is a leading global provider of Identity and Trust Assurance services on the Internet, with over 200,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, NJ with global offices in the UK, Ukraine and India, the company offers businesses and consumers the intelligent security, authentication and assurance services necessary to ensure trust in online transactions.

As a leading Certification Authority, and in combination with the Digital Trust Lab (DTL), Comodo helps enterprises address digital ecommerce and infrastructure needs with reliable, third generation solutions that improve customer relationships, enhance customer trust and create efficiencies across digital ecommerce operations. Comodo's solutions include integrated Web Hosting Management Solutions, Infrastructure Services, digital e-commerce services, Digital CertificateIdentity Assurance, customer privacy and vulnerability management solutions. For additional information on Comodo – Creating Trust Online™ – please visit:

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