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Comodo Acquires Assets of Privacy Software Corporation (PSC)

April 2, 2007; 08:25 AM

Jersey City, NJ - Comodo, a global Certification Authority and leading provider of Identity and Trust Assurance (ITA) Management solutions, announced today the acquisition of the assets of Privacy Software Corporation (PSC), a privately-owned company that develops security technology for the detection of malware, trojans, spyware and rootkits. Acquired solutions include NSClean, IEClean, BOClean and FileVac.

The acquisition extends Comodo's leadership in threat management, which began with firewall technology and has continued with recent moves into anti-spyware, anti-virus and anti-spam technology. Comodo will continue to market the former PSC solutions as standalone offerings as well as incorporate these products into Comodo's desktop security solution suite.

"This acquisition supports Comodo's strategy to create a best-in-class desktop security suite, and we are delighted to add to our business Kevin McAleavey's expertise and PSC's products, with their well-earned reputation for quality and independence," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, President and CEO of Comodo. "We intend to provide PSC with the resources to continually improve the quality of Comodo solutions. Kevin's extensive depth in detection technologies will bring a new level of protection to users and increase Comodo's current momentum towards becoming the dominant leader in the desktop security segment."

This acquisition reinforces Comodo's commitment to provide a tightly integrated approach to desktop security through technologies that develop extensive white lists in combination with superior approaches for malware detection. Helping customers protect their computers with the highest quality desktop solutions is an important objective for Comodo so that consumers can interact online with trusted access while also dynamically responding to threats.

Sold via the Web, PSC will continue to support current customers without any disruption to services or scheduled updates. The company intends to release BOClean 4.23 in April. All support questions should continue to be sent to [email protected]

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Privacy Software Corporation

Since 1997, Privacy Software Corporation has been committed to providing the most advanced and comprehensive privacy and security tools available to Internet users. As the threats continue to evolve, PSC continues to remain ahead of the curve with the tools required to address these challenges. PSC's mission is to provide and maintain a high level of system protection, ease of use and user satisfaction.

About Comodo

Comodo, through its group of Internet security companies, is a leading Certification Authority and global provider of Identity and Trust Assurance services on the Internet. Comodo secures and authenticates online transactions and communications for over 1,000,000 businesses and millions of consumers. With a global presence in the US, UK, Ukraine, and India, Comodo offers businesses and consumers third-generation solutions for intelligent security and authentication technologies that create trust online. Comodo's technological expertise includes PKI digital certification, integrated authentication infrastructure services, regulatory compliance solutions, and digital e-commerce services.

The Comodo companies develop technologies that address critical authentication and security needs with proven and reliable solutions such as SSL certificates, Mutual Authentication solutions, PCI compliancy services, Web Content authentication, Authentication email solutions, Desktop Security solutions, Code signing certification, digital e-commerce white list technologies, Two Factor identity assurance and vulnerability management solutions.

For additional information on Comodo - Creating Trust Online™ visit

Judy Shapiro [email protected], [email protected]

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