Bradford, UK/ Jersey City, NJ (October 23, 2006) - Comodo, a leading global Certification Authority and provider of Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions, announces today that Comodo and GlobalTrust Italia S.p.a. have entered into a partnership to enable GlobalTrust to offer ID protection for the highly demanding needs of large and complex financial institutions. GlobalTrust will now be able to benefit from Comodo's state-of-the-art classes of online verification and mutual authentication technologies, encryption and identity assurance tools for ensuring all digital communications are authenticated and protected from fraud.
Massimo Penco, president of GlobalTrust, was formerly the Director of EMEA for VeriSign and was the CEO of Trust Italia, the first Italian Certification Authority under VeriSign's flag. GlobalTrust's business focus centers on being a leading service provider in two-factor authentication, encryption, identity and access management solutions. "Comodo's proprietary, patent-pending See Verify Trust ™ (SVT) technology is uniquely designed to meet the needs of this customer segment. With this solution, our large base of European customers can authenticate web content which serves to protect users from phishing and pharming attacks," Mr. Penco explained.
In addition, GlobalTrust financial and business clients will benefit from Comodo's suite of PKI based digital certificates, including high assurance SSL Certificates, multi domain certificates, email certificates and code signing certificates, all of which are fully authenticated by Comodo to deliver the security solutions these large organizations require.
"GlobalTrust brings great bench strength to this business and to this region," says James Langman, Global Director of Business Development. "We are confident that customers looking to deploy effective and operationally streamlined identity assurance and two factor authentication solutions will value the expertise of GlobalTrust in combination with the technological innovation of Comodo. We look forward to helping ensure the safety of online financial transactions in the European community."
GlobalTrust is recognized worldwide level as an Independent Authority, able to issue all classes of certificates and to provide all types of digital security technology using advanced authentication and verification techniques. GlobalTrust's provides leading edge solutions reflecting the diverse needs of organizations, financial institutions and large enterprises. Further, GlobalTrust Professional Services provide enterprises with fully-managed security services and the next-generation PKI technology to protect network access, online communications and digital transactions. globaltrust.it
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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