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Cost of PCI Compliance will soon Climb

Jersey City, NJ, February 24, 2009 – Customers want to pay with plastic. Merchants want to accept those payments. For merchants, adhering to security procedures is a necessary investment in order to be able to accept their customers’ payment cards.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) require merchants to scan their networks regularly for vulnerabilities. Only PCI Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs), such as Comodo CA Ltd., can provide the PCI scans needed to validate quarterly compliance. The tests check for known vulnerabilities that a hacker can exploit to steal credit card data and sensitive customer information.

Many merchants satisfy their PCI Scanning requirements right away by taking Comodo’s free online vulnerability scan at If there are no major vulnerabilities found, Comodo’s HackerGuardian returns a clean report, which the merchant shows to his or her payment card processor. If, however, there is a discrepancy in the report, the merchant will need to remediate and scan again. For ongoing compliance, merchants will need a full HackerGuardian PCI Scan subscription.

HackerGuardian PCI Scan is still available to merchants for a limited time at its introductory price of $79. Comodo alerts thrifty merchants that the price will soon rise and to take advantage of this special offer.

For more information about PCI-Approved Vulnerability Scanning from Comodo, 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 SSLCode SigningContent 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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