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Comodo, SafeMashups Partner on MashSSL Technology

New Use for SSL Certificates: Authenticating Web Applications

Jersey City, NJ, August 25, 2009 OfficialWire/FirstCall -- Comodo, the leading provider of trust online, which develops software and services enabling e-merchants, enterprises, and individual consumers to interact and conduct business securely via the Internet, today announced an alliance with SafeMashups Inc., an application authentication pioneer.

"Be it an eCommerce site interacting with a payments processor, or with a new mashup technology, Internet applications continue their relentless march. Consumers get their functionality from multiple interacting web services now," said James Langman, VP of Business Development at Comodo Group Inc. "In this new environment it is critical for web applications interacting through a user's browser to be able to establish a secure, mutually-authenticated channel, even in the presence of a potentially malicious user. SafeMashups' innovative MashSSL repurposes the tried and tested SSL infrastructure to solve this issue."

The MashSSL specification and software are available as free downloads at safemashups.com. The technology was named a finalist at the 2009 RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox. NetworkWorld recently named SafeMashups one of the Top Ten Companies to watch out for in the next year.

"We are pleased that an industry leader like Comodo would choose to partner with us in making MashSSL ubiquitous", said Ravi Ganesan, Founder and CEO of SafeMashups. "MashSSL has the potential to fill a significant hole in the fabric of the Internet with a secure and standard protocol. MashSSL will also drive the adoption of SSL certificates, including EV-SSL certificates in a significant fashion".

Both companies reiterated their commitment to work with other partners to rapidly make the standard completely open.

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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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