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Lead Story

It's a green business after all


Industry Update

Lawmakers advance grip on interchange goes live

A March against fraud

Home is where the Heartland is

Comodo spreads security


GS Advisory Board:
Payments experts weigh in on Visa's IPO - Part I

The future of the industry

Eben Esterhuyse and Mark McMurtrie


Liquidity is good for us

George Sarantopoulos
Access One Group

SAQ changes: Knowing them is imperative

Ross Federgreen and Ken Musante
Humboldt Merchant Services


Street SmartsSM:
Safari njema - safe journey

Dee Karawadra
Impact PaySystem

Yellow is the color of advertising

Nancy Drexler
SignaPay Ltd.

Weeding out bogus buying offers

Lane Gordon

State security laws loom

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

Changing lanes on the merchant expressway

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

The intelligent sale

Aaron Bills
3Delta Systems Inc.

Company Profile

Transmedia Payment Services Ltd.

New Products

Paperless invoice fast, green, golden

Company: Your Best Interest LLC


Hitting the campaign trail



Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

March 24, 2008  •  Issue 08:03:02

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Comodo spreads security

It's not always about money. Judy Shapiro, Vice President of Marketing for Comodo Group, said her company's goal is to secure every PC on the planet - for free. To that end, Comodo, an identity and trust assurance solutions provider, launched the Trusted Internet Initiative (TII) to evaluate online security in schools and assist parents, educators and administrators in keeping students safer on the Internet.

Like the HackerGuardian PCI Plus Daily Scanning solution Comodo began offering in 2007, TII provides extended validation (EV) secure sockets layer (SSL) certification.

An EV SSL certificate confirms that a Web site is genuine, is not a phishing site and uses encryption to safeguard information. The TII is designed to keep sensitive student data like personal information, grades and test scores inaccessible to unauthorized users.

"People believe if they have online security software they are safe, but you can't be secure without authentication," Shapiro said.

"You may lock the door to your house as a security measure, but the door is no longer enough by itself. Authentication is knowing who is at your door before you open it."

Comodo developed a two factor solution that requires end-users or merchants to prove who they are two different ways.

"At Comodo, we take the approach of being the bouncer in an exclusive computer club - except that we don't let anybody in unless we can verify who they are," Shapiro said.

Comodo specializes in online certification. "Unprotected machines can attack us even though we have protection," Shapiro said.

"In order for the Internet to work it's got to work for everybody. When the Web started, everyone focused on access. Who gave thought to a criminal element developing? But in today's Internet society, one must assume everyone is bad. Unless they are known, they can't be trusted."

Melih Abdulhayoglu, Chief Executive Office and Chief Security Architect of Comodo, takes a philosophical approach regarding the company's new initiative.

"Someone once said to me, 'Responsible people should make as much money as possible because they do responsible things with it.' We try to make sure that everyone benefits from what we have so the future is secure for all Internet users."

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