Jersey City, New Jersey (PressExposure) December 05, 2008 -- Prudent personal computer users do not entrust their private information to non-encrypted email. It is easy for a mildly-talented hacker to intercept email messages. If email messages include confidences about union negotiations, or personal financial information, the result could be more than embarrassing. It could be catastrophic.
Until now, alternatives to non-encrypted email have either been slower than email, for example, sending information by US Mail. Or they have been more expensive or cumbersome, or both, for example, email encryption software.
Now Comodo, a leading provider of Internet identity and trust solutions, offers SecureEmail free to non-commercial users.
With Comodo SecureEmail, Internet users can easily install encryption software that makes their emails unintelligible to anyone but the intended recipients. Whereas previous software required people exchanging encrypted emails to first exchange "digital certificates," Comodo's patent-pending technology enables recipients to claim a one-time-use digital certificate in order to read the message.
Digital certificates are electronic documents that may be installed on users computers. They are difficult to forge, since they are issued by official entities known as certificate authorities.
When the recipient opens the encrypted message, he or she can decide whether to use the free single-use certificate, or to save a free certificate on his or her computer for future secure emails.
"With SecureEmail, computer users can send even sensitive private information by email with confidence," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo. "Instead of choosing between slow and insecure communications, Internet users can enjoy the best of bothâsecure communication with the speed of email--free."
For more information visit http://www.secure-email.comodo.com/ 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 has over 10,000,000 installations of desktop security products.
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