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Merchant-Accounts.ca and Comodo Announce Strategic Partnership To Deliver PCI Compliance and Web Vulnerability Scanning to Its Canadian Customers

Innovative Canadian Merchant Account Provider Chooses Comodo Based on Value of Offerings Including the PCI Plus Daily Vulnerability Management $99 Service Bundle.

Jersey City, NJ (August 28, 2007) - Comodo, a global Certification Authority and leading provider of Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions has announced a strategic partnership with Merchant-Accounts.ca, an innovative Canadian merchant account service provider, to offer Comodo's range of PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliancy and security scanning tools to Canadian eMerchants.

Merchant-Accounts.ca delivers merchant accounts and credit card processing solutions for small and mid-sized Canadian businesses. A synergistic addition to Merchant-Accounts' offerings are Comodo's advanced suite of security and anti-hacker tools. With these services, Merchant-Accounts.ca customers will achieve improved website security, prevent attacks from hackers, and maintain PCI compliance.

"PCI compliance is a security standard that must be adhered to by all merchants that transmit or store sensitive cardholder data, but it has not always been easy for small and mid-sized merchants to comply with these new requirements," commented David Goodale, CEO of Merchant-Accounts.ca. "We have chosen to partner with Comodo because they offer highly effective and advanced security tools that are within the grasp of a typical mid-sized Canadian merchant. Comodo delivers the best of all worlds; cost effective solutions that are easy to use with an extremely advanced suite of tools to maintain a secure website environment."

Comodo ensures that small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are effectively compliant and secure through a highly cost-effective approach that combines PCI compliancy and vulnerability management. The Comodo HackerGuardian Service Bundle includes; a) PCI compliancy which delivers the required scanning to meet the stringent standards on how e-merchants store customer data and b) vulnerability management to ensure that servers are free from hackers. At $99, Comodo's bundle costs a fraction of the leading competitor's solution, which runs more than $1,000.

"We developed HackerGuardian with a focus on enabling emerchants to be compliant cost effectively," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo. "Therefore, we are pleased to partner with companies that understand how to deliver security to eMerchants while also delivering PCI compliancy."

For more information, please visit: HackerGuardian.com

About Merchant-Accounts.ca

Merchant-Accounts.ca specializes in providing merchant accounts and credit card processing services to Canadian and international merchants. We strive to provide the highest level of customer service, working closely with every client to make certain they receive the lowest rate possible, and develop a highly effective website which will realize the full potential of their e-commerce business.

Website: merchant-accounts.ca

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 3,000,000 users of our desktop security products. 

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