Jersey City, NJ (June 12, 2008) — Comodo, one of the world's largest Certification Authorities (CA) and a global leader in Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions, today announced that PKWARE, a leading data security software company, has chosen Comodo to provide integrated PKI security features with its recently launched SecureZIP 12.1 product. SecureZIP 12.1 can automatically request and install a Comodo digital certificate on a user's PC, allowing secure file and e-mail exchange. Comodo digital certificates are also used to digitally sign documents and e-mail messages, assuring recipients that they are authentic.
Another outcome of the Comodo-PKWARE partnership was the development and deployment of the SecureZIP Global Directory - a repository of public keys for SecureZIP users. This directory facilitates the highly secure information exchange associated with digital certificates by allowing users to obtain the public key associated with an e-mail recipient's digital certificate. Comodo, one of the world's largest issuers of digital certificates also plans to give its digital certificate customers the option of participating in this directory later this year.
Tim Kennedy, President and COO of PKWARE commented: "Our customers are demanding ever-higher levels of security without sacrificing ease of use. Comodo's core competence in PKI and skill in integration helped us deliver a world-class security product for both businesses and consumers." Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo added: "Our deep experience in PKI enables us to add the value of enhanced security and trust to a wide range of software, hardware, and services. As the world becomes increasingly Internet dependent, PKI and digital certificates are fast becoming an important part of every business and household. We are proud of the role we're playing to make the Internet safer and more trusted."
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.
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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PKWARE, Inc., the largest global software company providing ZIP solutions, is the creator and continuing innovator of the ZIP standard. PKWARE products are used to ensure the security and portability of data internally, as well as with partners, across all major platforms. Hundreds of global organizations in financial services, banking, retail, healthcare, government, and manufacturing use PKWARE services daily. PKWARE products provide unmatched scalability, ease of use and deployment, making them the most cost-effective means of securing data and complying with industry regulations. PKWARE, a privately held company, is based in Milwaukee, WI with additional offices in New York, the United Kingdom and Japan.
PKWARE, SecureZIP, and PKZIP are registered trademarks of PKWARE, Inc. Trademarks of other companies mentioned appear for identification purposes only and are property of their respective companies.
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