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Comodo to Continue Free Email Certificates for Personal Use

Jersey City, NJ, October 20, 2009 – “Comodo continues its commitment to free email security, ” said Abdulhayoglu, the Chief Security Architect at Comodo. ” We care for end users. We won’t abandon them.”

Abdulhayoglu’s comments were in response to thawte’s announcement that it would revoke its existing email certificates as of November 16. Both thawte and Comodo are certificate authorities, organizations sanctioned to issue digital certificates, small computer files that allow their owners to encrypt and decrypt other computer files.

Encryption scrambles email messages and attachments, rendering them unintelligible to anyone but the owner of the appropriate digital certificate. Unencrypted emails can be intercepted en route, read and altered.

Comodo secure email certificates ensure that email remains private by encrypting with up to 256-bit security, and digitally signs emails to ensure authenticity and integrity. Major mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Windows Mail, and Thunderbird all trust Comodo email certificates.

Comodo offers a simple online application and installation. The certificate is available in minutes. Because Comodo believes that secure communications are a right–not an expensive luxury–Comodo secure email certificates are free for non-business use.

About Comodo

Comodo is a leading brand in Internet security, covering an extensive range of security software and services, including digital certificates, PCI scanning, desktop security, online faxing, and computer technical support services.

Businesses and consumers worldwide recognize Comodo as standing for security and trust. Comodo products secure and authenticate online transactions for over 200,000 businesses and have more than 18,000,000 installations of Comodo desktop security software, including an award-winning Firewall and Antivirus software offered at no charge.

The Comodo family of companies is committed to continual innovation, core competencies in PKI, authentication, and malware detection and prevention. As a catalyst in eliminating online crime, the companies’ mission is to establish a Trusted Internet.

With US headquarters overlooking Manhattan on New Jersey’s waterfront, and global resources in United Kingdom, China, India, Ukraine, and Romania, Comodo products offer intelligent security, authentication, and assurance.

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