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Comodo SSL Partners with Host Europe

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Jersey City, NJ, January 22, 2009 - Comodo, a leading Certificate Authority and Internet security company today announced it has secured an exclusive agreement to provide SSL certificates for one of Europe's largest web hosting companies - Host Europe. The partnership represents a key alliance between two industry-leading service providers and will enable present and future clients of Host Europe to benefit from the security and assurance generated by Comodo digital certificates.

Founded in 1997, Host Europe develops and markets innovative Internet services for private and business clients. It provides a comprehensive range of services including shared server hosting, dedicated servers, managed services, server co-location, global domain name registration and a bespoke range of e-services to the enterprise and SME markets. Host Europe won the German Internet industry Award as 'Best Internet Hoster' in 2005 and 'Webhoster with the Best Technical Performance and Usability' and 'Best Business Hoster' in 2007. A driving factor behind Host Europe's continued success has been the development of close working relationships and key partnerships with leading technology companies that help it provide it's customers with unrivalled levels of reliability and quality of service.

"As one the largest Web Hosting service providers in Europe, we are constantly looking for new technologies, products and solutions that can benefit our customers," said Patrick Pulvermller, Managing Director, Host Europe. "Comodo's long experience in provisioning core PKI infrastructures and great depth of products made them the obvious choice of partner when we decided to enhance our value proposition by offering SSL certification."

The partnership supplies Host Europe with the immediate ability to sell a wide range of SSL certificates whilst Comodo operates the entire certificate back end issuance and validation processes.

"We are delighted that Host Europe has exclusively selected Comodo to be the CA infrastructure provider for their new SSL certificate offering", said James Langman VP of Business Development at Comodo. "There is a clear synergy between the core values of our companies - to provide the highest quality services and products whilst maintaining superlative levels of customer support. This agreement reinforces Comodo's commitment to provide hosting companies with the state of the art tools, products and services that help their customers create more trusted websites."

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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About Host Europe

Host Europe GmbH provides hosting services to over 150.000 enterprise and private customers and is the third largest provider of Internet and Hosting services in Germany. Host Europe has more than ten years experience providing high-quality hosting products and services and offers a superior level of technical support to its customers. Enterprises can rely on Host Europe's unparalleled fail safe infrastructure and offers individuals robust managed Hosting solutions for high-availability internet applications. Host Europe was named one of the most distinguished organizations by the Federation of the German Internet association and "The Best Internet Hosting Provider of 2005 and 2007".

For more information, reporters and analysts may contact:
Katharine Hadow
Comodo--Creating Trust Online
+1 (201) 963 0004 x4073
Email: media-relations@comodo.com