Comodo - Creates Trusted Online

24 September 2008

Internet interfaces all kind of stuffs related to e-business and its transaction, but it is always worth to work on Trusted Internet that ensures safety. Comodo is one of a reputed internet security company, which guides the customers for good practices by selling digital certificates that make it possible for online businesses to operate on secure socket layers. It is also the 2nd largest Certification Authority for ensuring Identity Trust & Assurance on the web. When I researched this web site I was very much involved to read its various resources concentrating on creating a Trusted Internet environment by providing a growing range of Identity and Trust Assurance encryption, verification and authentication services like Two factor Authentication, Painless PCI Compliance Program, Trustix Enterprise Firewall, AVSmart™ Warranty and few more fascinating ideas. They also provide security applications for business users, as well as for consumers. They have a well organized Digital Trust Lab with dedicated engineers to work across all platforms, including Linux and to maintain an online website identity assurance database (idAuthority), which made me to extend my research on its security assets. According to me, a video chat with the customers can further ensure security..!

Anyways, Here is the Press release relating to their activities.

Press Release:


In 2008, the Comodo companies have continuously innovated and introduced authentication and security technologies to build the foundation of a Trusted Internet.
Jersey City, NJ, August 27, 2008 - "We contend daily with the challenge of figuring out who and what to trust online," said CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo CA, Melih Abdulhayoglu. "The Internet has yet to achieve its full potential because we cannot tell the fraudsters from our friends. In 2008, Comodo has worked hard to combat this problem."

The Comodo companies announced their vision and the solutions they have developed for the architecture of the "Trusted Internet", a state that provides everyone increased online safety by introducing trust into every online interaction. The Trusted Internet depends on both authentication and security technologies to protect digital assets and transactions through mutual, real-time trust. Comodo's vision of the Trusted Internet is backed by a fast-growing and diverse team of innovators that deliver new solutions to the market at a faster pace than many other companies in the segment. In 2008 alone, the Comodo companies have introduced at least one new technology a month in the security and authentication categories, bringing the Trusted Internet state closer to all online users and businesses.

The Trusted Internet
The Trusted Internet vision incorporates a variety of authentication and security technologies needed to provide mutual authentication between sites and visitors. Within a Trusted Internet, Comodo empowers users to verify site content, verify site identity, and verify business practices of a site, all while staying safe using a holistic security system that incorporates malware detection, prevention, and removal services. The architecture of a Trusted Internet includes:

Authentication layer
Multi-layered security solutions
A) The Authentication Layer
The core technology model for the Trusted Internet is the Comodo Authentication Layer. This architecture incorporates patent-pending technologies with both centralized and distributed authentication processes. This capability harnesses Comodo CA's core competency in PKI for centralized authentication and innovations in creating platforms for harnessing user generated verification intelligence within a distributed authentication structure. Together, this provides for a balanced authentication infrastructure that addresses a diverse set of needs.

Comodo Centralized Authentication Solutions:

EV SSL for improved online business identity verification
Code Signing Certificates for verification of code publishers
Two Factor Authentication
Content Verification Certificates
VerificationEngine for content verification (patent-pending, free license)
PCI Vulnerability Management
Comodo Distributed Authentication Solutions:

UserTrust, a free feedback platform for eMerchants
TestmyPC, a free resource to assess the efficacy of a PC's security system
B) Multi-layered prevention, detection and remediation security solutions
Comodo Security Solutions has developed efficient security technologies for businesses and end users to address evolving multi-layered threats. The security architecture integrates prevention, detection and remediation technologies critical for effective security. The solutions within this area include:

TRUSTIX Enterprise Firewall (free license)
Comodo Firewall Pro (free license)
Comodo BackUp (free license)
TrustConnect, encryption services for wireless online sessions
Comodo Firewall Pro PLUS, PC maintenance and remediation service
"In an environment of increasing threats, we must empower all stakeholders within the Internet with tools to deliver the right authentication information quickly at the point of need to protect users and critical assets," said Abdulhayoglu. "The Trusted Internet initiative addresses the industry's and public's most pressing needs for trusted online interactions. It introduces new security and authentication technologies to increase the power of the Internet to improve the lives of millions of people."

The Comodo companies' 2008 Innovations
August - Free Secure Email for Consumers
July - Two-factor authentication for Microsoft SharePoint and Outlook Web Access applications
July - Painless PCI Compliance Program
July - Trustix Enterprise Firewall (V4.81)
June - Unified Communications Certificates (UCC)
May - TrustConnect
April - Automated Provisioning Tools for SSL Deployment
March -
March - Trustix Enterprise Firewall
February - AVSmart™ Warranty
February - Firewall Pro (V3.
January - UserTrust

To learn more about the Trusted Internet, please visit the Comodo Manifesto at

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 E-Mail Certificates; 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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