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City of Rochester Unveils Free Outdoor Wi-Fi Network Deployed by Rochester Digital Ripple with Comodo’s TrustConnect for Secured Sessions

Third Largest City in New York State Selects Comodo TrustConnect and TrustFax Services as part of its Wireless Service

JERSEY CITY, N.J., September 20, 2007 – Comodo , a global Certification Authority and leader in Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions, today announced that the City of Rochester, New York through Rochester Digital Ripple will begin deployment of free wireless Internet access to residents and visitors in the South Wedge/ Rochester community. As an added service, Rochester Digital Ripple will offer users the ability to sign up for two services; Comodo TrustConnect, a service to create a secure wireless session as well as Comodo TrustFax, an online fax service.

Local service provider Rochester Digital Ripple, along with a select group of students will spearhead the management and deployment of the wireless network throughout the city. As part of the service, users will be able to sign up for two Comodo solutions:


Allows users to secure their wireless sessions when they are using public networks. Users can elect to sign up per session or per month. Key features include:

  • Encrypt wireless sessions when on public or unsecured network
  • Ability for users to have a one-time secure session “on the fly”
  • Monthly plans provide ongoing secure sessions at discounted rates
  • Program supports individual subscribers or business subscribers


Delivers online faxing serviced with key features such as:

  • Email delivery of faxes as pdf file to up to 10 email addresses
  • Inbox to store incoming faxes as a backup to email with unlimited storage space
  • Send faxes using customer’s email or the TrustFax website
  • Filing cabinet to store any file or can be used to manage faxes online
  • Digitized signatures
  • Address book
  • TrustFax secure and trusted email link delivery of files – with return receipt
  • Online PDF file converter

” Wireless is the ideal platform for cities to deploy a myriad of new services that benefits residents, visitors and businesses, ” said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo.” We are proud to be offering our complementary services to help make working, shopping and living in Rochester more enjoyable. ”

About Rochester Digital Ripple

Digital Ripple seeks to educate and inspire Rochester’s youth and help them bridge the digital divide. The company is founded by Art For Everyone, three RIT alumni and educators who have developed an innovative hands-on curriculum that integrates Mathematics, Science, Visual Arts, Technology, English Language Arts, and Physical Education. ” Eric M. Grace, Keith Simmons, and I use art and technology education to empower youth and enhance the lives of Rochester residents ,” says Robyn Neill, CEO of Art for Everyone and a teacher at the School for Imaging and Information Technology at the Edison Technology Complex. For more information, please visit:

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 3,000,000 users of our desktop security products.

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