Jersey City, NJ (June 25, 2008) - After more than 34 months of development, the Mozilla Developer Center recently released its newest edition of Firefox, version 3. This marks an important milestone in the widespread adoption of Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates as part of new browser security measures designed to protect 175 million Mozilla users from phishing sites. Comodo EV SSL Certificates and EV SSL Certificates from other Certification Authorities protect Internet visitors during online transactions because the green address bar shows users that the site has been validated and is not fraudulent.
Firefox currently has approximately 36 percent of the browser market, and with the latest release, the Mozilla Foundation announced that the enhancements to Firefox are largely related to improving security in online activities including:
High profile incidents of fraud and phishing scams have made Internet users wary of conducting online transactions. The introduction of EV SSL Certificates to the market, led by Comodo's CEO Melih Abdulhayoglu by founding the C/AB Forum (Certification Authority and Browsers), provides a new type of identity verification through the green visual indicator in the address bar. This provides site visitors with information that confirms the eMerchant's verified identity through a rigorous and standardized authentication process.
Comodo has introduced proprietary technology to make EV SSL Certificates easier to purchase and deploy. Some advantages of Comodo EV SSL Certificates include:
"Mitigating trust threats continue to be a top priority for Comodo because the Internet is still evolving." said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo. "Comodo is taking an active role in establishing the standards needed to protect people while they shop and interact online by driving a new level of accountability into all online transactions. EV SSL Certificates is a large part of that strategy and now that Firefox is able to detect EV SSL Certificates, more online visitors will be protected than ever before."
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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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