Jersey City, NJ, January 13, 2009 - Comodo CA, Ltd, advises taxpayers who file individual income tax returns online through an Authorized IRS e-file provider to be sure that the web site that collects their personal tax information is protected by an Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate. The IRS strongly encourages Authorized e-file providers who participate in online filing of individual income tax returns to implement the new standards, including Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates to encrypt taxpayer private information. New IRS e-file security and privacy standards
"Look for a green browser bar instead of a green eyeshade," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect at Comodo. When a website's communications are encrypted by EV SSL, the browser bars in most major browsers turn green.
Only online businesses that can demonstrate their business identity according to the Extended Validation standard can be authorized to receive an EV SSL certificate.
Comodo CA is a Certificate Authority, the second-largest issuer of high-assurance digital certificates such as the EV SSL certificate. For more information, visit instantssl.com.
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 has over 10,000,000 installations of desktop security products.
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