Comodo Partners with E-Soft to Offer Customers Free Network Security Audits

SSL Customers now receive added benefit of free security audit with every Comodo SSL Certificate

Burlington, ON - December 1, 2002 - Comodo, the Internet security specialists, and E-Soft, a privately owned Internet security consulting firm, today announced the integration of SecuritySpace security audits into Comodo's SSL and web identity assurance offerings. The partnership will see InstantSSL customers, Comodo's leading SSL brand, and TrustLogo customers, Comodo's innovative web identity assurance technology, receiving free automated audits designed to identify up to 1124 potential security risks. As the free audit also involves the identification of the most appropriate corrective measures, the business can immediately correct potential network and server vulnerabilities.

"Our partnership with E-Soft will provide a very important enhancement of our SSL and TrustLogo product portfolio", comments Paul Tourret, Managing Director of Comodo Ltd. "Free security auditing will add considerable value to our SSL products, and the associated benefits will undoubtedly have great appeal to all our customers. As well as delivering professional SSL solutions, Comodo can now offer customers complete peace of mind regarding the security of their networks. Furthermore, by making such tests available at no cost, we ensure that Comodo continues to make security affordable."

"Today's hacker is becoming more inventive and calculating, and the need for diagnostic tools to safeguard against security attacks is on the rise," said Thomas Reinke, President, E-Soft, Inc. "Comprehensive yet cost-effective security auditing services both identify areas of weakness and keep intruders out, but also regularly test for new vulnerabilities as they are discovered. E-Soft has worked with over 70,000 customers and has conducted over 35 million tests for vulnerabilities. Our new partnership with Comodo is an ideal opportunity for SSL customers to better defend their networks against unwanted entry."

Free Security Audit Features with every SSL & TrustLogo:

All Comodo SSL Certificate and TrustLogo customers are eligible for a free Standard Security Audit, offering the following features:

E-Soft's SecuritySpace auditing service provides one of the most comprehensive vulnerability test suites available, operating as a turnkey diagnostic solution over the web requiring no software downloads or installations. Continuously updated with new vulnerability tests, examinations include tests for Windows and Unix based attacks, denial of service attacks, root exploits, CGI abuses, mail server vulnerabilities, firewall weaknesses, and more. Detailed reports include fix information, as well as references to an on-line library of more than 3000 resources such as security advisories, knowledgebase articles, and more, all provided to Comodo's customers at no charge. E-Soft officials are quick to point out that more than 33% of all audits conducted by the company reveals a minimum of one high risk vulnerability.

Building customer confidence with InstantSSL:

InstantSSL Certificates are digital credentials that enable websites to secure customer transactions using the industry standard security protocol known as SSL. By allowing websites to create an encrypted secure tunnel between the site and the customer, SSL has fuelled the growth and confidence in conducting online transactions. The majority of Internet users now know to look for the 'little gold padlock' indicating an SSL secure session in their browser before entering critical personal information such as credit card numbers and passwords.

InstantSSL has been well received by customers, resellers, ISPs and web hosting companies since its launch earlier this year. By combining essential factors such as industry standard 128-bit SSL, full validation, full support, 99% browser ubiquity and low prices, InstantSSL occupies a unique position in the SSL providers market.

The partnership also sees Comodo making available other SecuritySpace services to its global customer base, including advanced network auditing, site monitoring, site analysis and research reports. These services are available from

About E-Soft
E-Soft Inc. ( incorporated in 1995, operates as an independent, privately held Canadian company specializing in on-line services published via its SecuritySpace portal. E-Soft's services include Security Auditing services, Network Performance and Availability Monitoring, and monthly Internet Research Reports. E-Soft's services integrate best of breed products into a self-serve automation driven environment designed to provide cutting edge technology and services at affordable prices. E-Soft maintains its corporate headquarters in Burlington, Canada, with network points of presence in the USA, UK, and Canada. For product information, please contact 1-800-799-4831 (North America) or (905) 304-6922 elsewhere, or visit the SecuritySpace home page at

About Comodo
Comodo ( is a leading Internet security specialist and provides next generation E-commerce Security Solutions. Through a growing range of products, services and applications developed by its dedicated research lab, Comodo provides software, hardware, secure messaging and certificate based security. Since launching InstantSSL ( in March 2002, Comodo has experienced growing success as an SSL Provider. According to the Netcraft Server Survey (, Comodo has been responsible for intensifying competition and enlivening the SSL industry. After its first months of issuing SSL Certificates, Comodo has quickly become the 3rd largest Certification Authority in the world. For product information please contact US (720) 904-9120 or Europe +44 (0) 1622 832700 or visit the Comodo Home Page at

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Ying Chan
Marketing Manager
E-Soft Inc.
Steven Waite
Comodo Group

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