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Comodo Share of Business-Validated SSL Market Increases to 25%

Jersey City, NJ, November 19, 2008. – Since 1998, Comodo CA has been a global leader in Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions. As a Certificate Authority, Comodo issues digital certificates that secure SSL communications for hundreds of thousands of global businesses and individuals worldwide.

According to Web analytics firm Netcraft, Comodo now controls in excess of 25% of the business-validated SSL certificate market, securing its position as the world’s second largest High Assurance Certification Authority.

Business-validated SSL certificates are commonly used by enterprises and e-merchants to provide both security and authentication to websites. Business-validated SSL certificates are only issued to verified entities, to help ensure that the data is only being transmitted to real businesses. Comodo has also seen considerable growth in the Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate sector and, again according to Netcraft, is the second largest provider of EV SSL Certificates.

Enterprises and e-merchants continue to experience a significant and growing need for high assurance certificates to combat the prevalence of online phishing attacks and to provide reassurance of their credentials to their customers. Besides strong demand for its products, Comodo also boasts a robust partner distribution network and direct sales channels. The company supports its direct customers and end users with innovative products such as Extended Validation and Unified Communications Certificates, as well as longer certificate terms and enterprise certificate management tools.

” Business validated certificates form the basis for consumer trust and security on the Internet ” said Melih Abdulhayoglu, Chief Security Architect and CEO of Comodo. ” While domain-only validated certificates have a role in securing data transmission for certain applications, they are really not appropriate for e-merchant or other applications where authentication is appropriate and necessary. Our marketplace success with business validated certificates reflects our corporate focus on delivering solutions that provide high levels of both trust and security .”

About Comodo

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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