Leading Certification Authority Provides Free Identity and Trust Assurance Security Suite to Charities and Not for Profit Organizations

Jersey City, NJ (January 10th, 2006) – Comodo Inc., a global leader in Identity and Trust Assurance, today announced an initiative aimed at helping charitable organizations protect their donors from website data theft and online fraud.

This initiative was the result of Comodo’s extensive research into identifying Internet Fraud segment clusters. Based on our technologies as a Certification Authority, Comodo was able to ascertain that Not for Profit organizations were the new targets of phishers and pharmers, “We’ve noticed a huge increase in attacks on charities by an ever more indiscriminate cyber-criminal fraternity. As a Certification Authority, we have a duty to help these worthy organizations get the donations they urgently need”, said Judy Shapiro, VP of Marketing at Comodo. “Our free Identity and Trust Assurance solutions will quickly provide complete transactional, infrastructural and anti-phishing protection for non-profit websites.” Comodo expects that over 3,000 Not for Profit organizations will benefit from this initiative
Comodo’s Identity and Trust Assurance offering enables NPO’s to enjoy the same total security as high profile retail and banking websites worth thousands of dollars and includes:

” Free High Assurance SSL Certificate – High Assurance SSL certificates ensure any data passed between the donor and the server is 256 bit encrypted and cannot be intercepted. Furthermore, that the charity has been vetted and is a legitimate entity.

” Free Content Verification Certificate -CVC’s give donors the ability to unequivocally ascertain the authenticity of charity websites by simply moving their mouse over the website logo. Only the genuine site will display a green border around the browser.

” Free Daily Server Vulnerability Scanning – Comodo’s HackerGuardian service will conduct daily scans of the target server to identify and eliminate potential weaknesses. Charities will also receive an unspoofable site seal that certifies their servers as secure.

” Online fax service, TrustFax, at cost – Comodo will offer the service, which features fax broadcasting and high volume traffic capabilities, at cost price.

Recent security breaches such as the theft of 2,000 donor addresses from a UK Christian Charity website add weight to existing research suggesting cyber criminals are focusing on non-profit sites as an easy target. However, unlike private corporations, many charities do not have the time, resources or expertise necessary to protect themselves from the latest attacks. The problem is exacerbated by the wider misconceptions that an SSL certificate alone is sufficient protection against online fraud.

Comodo is committed to urgently address this emerging threat so that charities can retain the continued trust of online donors without making donors vulnerable to theft.

About Comodo

Comodo is a leading global provider of Identity and Trust Assurance services on the Internet, with over 200,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, NJ with global offices in the UK, Ukraine, Norway and India, the company offers businesses and consumers the intelligent security, authentication and assurance services necessary to ensure trust in online transactions.

As a leading Certification Authority, and in combination with the Digital Trust Lab (DTL), Comodo helps enterprises address digital ecommerce and infrastructure needs with reliable, third generation solutions that improve customer relationships, enhance customer trust and create efficiencies across digital ecommerce operations. Comodo’s solutions include integrated Web hosting management solutions, infrastructure services, digital e-commerce services, digital certification, identity assurance, customer privacy and vulnerability management solutions. For additional information on Comodo – Creating Trust Onlineâ„? – please visit: www.comodogroup.com.

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