PHOENIX, AZ and JERSEY CITY, NJ, January 31, 2008 - Global Water Resources ("Global") and Comodo, a Leading Certification Authority announced today the selection of Comodo's EV SSL Certificate to meet its security demands in its new customer care kiosk and on-line customer self service application, eCare. Global sought a security solution that delivered the highest level of authentication, and that was diverse enough to meet its demanding and regulated business environment. With EV SSL Certificates, Global's online customers will be able to visually verify that their transactions are secure and that they are on Global's authenticated site.
These security certificates are part of the on-line payment and customer care kiosks deployed into the Global Water Center in the City of Maricopa. Global's new center is the first green utility building in Pinal County, and the first commercial building in Arizona to use recycled water in municipal systems. The Center is also the technology hub for the utility's customer service and award winning outreach activities. This advanced, yet easy-to-use kiosk solution connects directly and seamlessly to CIS Infinity®, Global's customer information and utility billing solution. This seamless integration ensures customers get accurate real-time support with a few touches of the screen.
Comodo's EV SSL Certificates employs both encryption for security and identity assurance technology which turns the site's URL green to enable the visitor to authenticate both the site's owner and the certification authority that issued it. As online customers demand visual authentication more and more, EV SSL is a powerful tool to provide Global customers with the confidence their information is secure.
"This technology represents a breakthrough for customer service." Praised Leo Commandeur, Global's CIO, "Global water required online security to protect its customers as they perform online transactions with the company. The importance of securing customer information and guaranteeing the security and integrity of online transactions cannot be underestimated."
Global owns and operates 16 water and wastewater utilities in Arizona serving 80,000 people. The company is committed to investing in and improving the regulated water and wastewater companies it owns and to the conservation and preservation of Arizona's precious water resources.
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Comodo, through its group of Internet security companies, is a leading Certification Authority and global provider of Identity and Trust Assurance services on the Internet. Comodo secures and authenticates online transactions and communications for over 2,000,000 businesses and consumers.
With global presence Comodo offers businesses and consumers third-generation solutions for intelligent security and authentication technologies that create trust online. Comodo's technological expertise includes PKI Digital Certificate, Code Signing Certificate, Integrated Authentication Infrastructure Services, Web Content Authentication, Secure messaging Solutions, PCI Compliancy Scanning, SSL digital certificates including our flagship InstantSSL brand, HackerGuardian, Banking solutions including Two Factor Authentication, and Digital eCommerce services.
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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