Jersey City, New Jersey – (The Hosting News) – June 20, 2008 – Internet website security provider, Comodo, has released its new Partner Portal, developed for web hosts, resellers, and affiliates, to provide a method to find information needed to create, promote and sell Comodo’s product line.
The Portal includes specific information on all of the different Comodo partner programs available, as well as how they may be integrated into a diverse set of partner business models. Comodo introduced the Partner Portal to assist understanding on how to best leverage Comodo’s portfolio, for the best level of customer acquisition and retention. The portal resources include:
- Information on how to mine new customers opportunities based on Comodo’s depth of products
- Explanations of how to optimize the revenue potential of existing customers
- Descriptions on how to quickly integrate Comodo offers into a partner’s site
Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo noted, ”Comodo places great emphasis on its partner community and hopes to keep its partner community successful as we continue to build trust online. Our new Partner Portal gives our partners easy access to important assets that will help them become more successful.”
The portal also contains specific partner resources that show partners how to use their account, specific email templates that they can use to communicate with their customers and promote Comodo’s products, and promotional materials on the latest Comodo products, including EPKI, TrustLogo and EV SSL.
Those interested in becoming a Comodo Partner, either a reseller, web host reseller or an affiliate, can visit the website and sign up. The site contains information on how partners can set up their account and get started in the program.
Recently, Comodo entered into a partnership with Russian web hosting service provider, Rusonyx, whereby Comodo will provide Code Signing Certificates verifying publisher identity to assure downloadable code content integrity. With Code Signing Certificates, users are protected from maliciously modified code and from hackers that corrupt the code during the download process, as these tactics are often used to steal sensitive user information.
The Internet has become the main distribution channel for software vendors around the world. At the same time, the dangers involved in downloading a product from the Internet have increased. When a user downloads a product via the Internet, they often risk acquiring malicious code that includes spyware, viruses, and Trojans. These programs can damage valid programs, destroy data and allow hackers access to a user’s personal information.
Software developers can obtain from Rusonyx a Code Signing Certificate for their executable code after going through a stringent application and verification process designed by Comodo. Code Signing Certificates provide key features and include:
- Digitally signed – 32-bit or 64-bit Portable Executable (.exe, .ocx, .dll or other) or .cab files
- Ensures authenticity – assures users that they know where the code came from
- Ensures integrity – verifies that code has not been tampered with since publication
- Microsoft Authenticode – industry standard coupled with trusted Comodo infrastructure
- Vista compatible – Code Signing Certificates are supported by all versions of Vista
Customers who download digitally signed Active X controls, dynamic link libraries, .cab files, HTML content or other code from a verified publisher’s site can be confident that code comes from its author and hasn’t been altered or corrupted since it was created and signed.
Code Signing Certificates, through the use of digital signatures, enables software developers to include information about themselves and their code so end users can be confident that code really comes from the programmer and has not been altered or corrupted since it was created and signed. If the code has been tampered with, the digital signature will not be valid and will alert customers that the code has been altered and is not trustworthy.
Rusonyx is one of Russia’s leading Web Hosting Service providers for Small to Medium Enterprises (SME). The RUSONYX.RU world-class, fully automated infrastructure is built on the RTComm nation-wide broadband backbone (30 GBps, over 130 cities) and offers SMEs secure, reliable and comprehensive VPS, dedicated and shared web hosting solutions.
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.
For more information about the Comodo Partner Portal, please visit: www.comodopartners.com.
To learn more about n Comodo, please visit: www.comodo.com.