Jersey City, NJ (PressExposure) September 12, 2008 -- "Unsecured email messages are like sending a postcard written in pencil - without email protection software, they can be intercepted, read or edited by anyone along the way," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Information Architect of Comodo CA Limited.
Comodo CA Limited, a leading Certification Authority and Internet security company, announced today the availability of version 1.1 of SecureEmail.
People send highly-sensitive documents and messages via email, not realizing that unsecured email can be opened, and even altered.
"The information passes through many computers and servers on its way to the intended recipient. Users rightly trust many of these computers, but it only takes one to compromise your critical information. This leads to identity theft and stolen financial information. If you wouldn't write that information on a postcard, you shouldn't put it in an unsecured email," said Abdulhayoglu.
In effect, using an email certificate in conjunction with Comodo SecureEmail is like writing the message in code in indelible ink and slipping the postcard into an envelope.
This free software allows private Internet users to use the same PKI-based technologies to encrypt and digitally sign emails that businesses and the governments use. Comodo's SecureEmail is an Install-and-Forget program that encrypts the email, allowing only the email's recipient to read the email, either through their email program or through Comodo's online Web Reader Service. The service is compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2000 and above, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Incredimail, Mozilla Internet Mail, Thunderbird, and other S/MIME-capable email systems.
Email is one of the most vulnerable systems to attack. Comodo is offering SecureEmail for free to help accelerate market adoption of the practice of signing and encrypting email communications to protect users from the inherent vulnerability of sending email over the Internet.
Other key features include:
* Available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions for Windows XP and Windows Vista
* Automatic certificate exchange, installation and updates: SecureEmail also automatically imports all relevant mail settings for major email clients to ensure the fastest possible set-up time.
* Built-in wizard for easy sign-up and installation of a Comodo Free email Certificate.
* Version 1.1 of SecureEmail now supports SSL
"SecureEmail is another addition to Comodo's portfolio of security solutions," said Melih Abdulhayoglu "We create solutions that enable people to communicate, collaborate and access the Internet confidently."
For more information on Comodo SecureEmail, please visit: http://www.secure-email.comodo.com
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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