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Internet Group (iG), Brasil Telecom's internet branch, Selects Comodo's flagship control panel solution, H-Sphere, To manage web hosting operations

November 22, 2006; 12:42 AM

Jersey City, NJ - Comodo, through their Web Hosting and server automation division PSOFT, today announced that Brasil Telecom has selected Comodo's H-Sphere solution to provide web hosting automation for its new line of internet services dedicated to small and medium size businesses (SMB), called iG Empresas. The multi-year deal is seen as a critical enabling technology for iG to be able to generate and fully leverage revenue from their large and growing base of 40,000 web host customers.

Brasil Telecom Group is a leading telecommunications and web hosting operator in Brazil. Brasil Telecom Group offers a full range of services: local fixed-line telecommunications, domestic and international long distance fixed-line telecommunications, mobile telecommunications, data transmission, data center and Internet services, which provide a full range of converging services with a unified vision and mutual synergy. iG is the largest internet access provider (ISP) of Latin America, reaching 28% of the Brazilian residences that has computers and was the first free Internet access provider in Brasil. Today, beyond free access and broadband access, value-added services offered include e-mail, hosting, multimedia content, Wi-fi, among others. Approximately 1 million subscribers pay for services, including broadband access and value-added services.

Internet Group Ltda (iG) chose H-Sphere over rival solutions primarily because of the unparalleled ease with which it can be integrated into iG's existing, well established infrastructure. H-Sphere's built in billing system and multi-currency support allowed iG to provision its very large local customer base without recourse to a third party solution outside of the control panel. H-Sphere's multi-language support and almost infinite scalability also were key criterion in H-Sphere's selection by iG.

H-Sphere is a leading web hosting control panel widely recognized as uniquely suited to meet the demands of large scale hosting operations. It offers a complete client control panel, an admin interface, private label reselling, built-in SSL certificate management tools, virtual private servers, dedicated server hosting, MS Exchange hosting, integrated billing, trouble ticket system and powerful clustering capabilities - even allowing the management of multiple Linux, FreeBSD & Win200x servers in one centralized cluster. For a full list of feature, please visit us at:

"H-Sphere has proven itself to be one of the world's most scalable, cost effective and versatile web host control panel and we are delighted to be able to offer this functionality to iG," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, President and CEO of Comodo. "This partnership represents a perfect synergy between two forward-looking and innovative companies. iG can now offer their customers a single, centralized control system for the management and development of websites while benefiting from H-Spheres unique billing solution and multi currency and language support."
About Comodo

Comodo is a leading global provider of Identity and Trust Assurance services on the Internet, with over 200,000 customers worldwide. With global offices in the US, UK, Ukraine and India, the company offers businesses and consumers the intelligent security, authentication and assurance services necessary to ensure trust in online transactions.

As a leading Certification Authority, and in combination with the Digital Trust Lab (DTL), Comodo helps enterprises address digital ecommerce and infrastructure needs with reliable, third generation solutions that improve customer relationships, enhance customer trust and create efficiencies across digital ecommerce operations. Comodo's solutions include integrated Web hosting management solutions, infrastructure services, digital e-commerce services, digital certification, identity assurance, customer privacy and vulnerability management solutions. For additional information on Comodo - Creating Trust Online™ - please visit:
About Brasil Telecom

Brasil Telecom S/A is the principal fixed telephony operator in the Federal District of São Paulo and the states of Acre, Rondonia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Tocantins, Goiás, Santa Catarina, Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul. The company provides local and intra-regional long distance voice and data services. Brasil Telecom's network covers 33 percent of the country and serves 23 percent of the population (approximately 40 million inhabitants) in a geographic area that represents 25 percent of the country's GDP (approximately $280 billion reais). Today Brasil Telecom has more than 10 million installed lines and more than 285,000 public telephones, of which 97 percent are digital. More information about Brasil Telecom can be obtained at

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