Rusonyx Partners With Comodo to Provide Code Signing Certificates for Software Developers
Partnership ensures that valid code from Russian developers is rapidly recognized as trusted, helping to keep the Internet safe and secure.
PR9.NET June 11, 2008 - Jersey City, NJ - Comodo, a leading Certificate Authority and Internet security company today announced a partnership with Rusonyx, one of Russia's leading Web Hosting Service providers, to provide Code Signing Certificates that verify the identity of the publisher and assure the content integrity of downloadable code. With Code Signing Certificates, users are protected from maliciously modified code and from hackers that corrupt the code during the download process, as these tactics are often used to steal sensitive user information.
The Internet has become the main distribution channel for software vendors around the world. At the same time, the dangers involved in downloading a product from the Internet have increased. When a user downloads a product via the Internet, they often risk acquiring malicious code that includes spyware, viruses, and Trojans. These programs can damage valid programs, destroy data and allow hackers access to a user's personal information.
Software developers can obtain from Rusonyx a Code Signing Certificate for their executable code after going through a stringent application and verification process designed by Comodo. Code Signing Certificates provide key features and include:
* Digitally signed - 32-bit or 64-bit Portable Executable (.exe, .ocx, .dll or other) or .cab files
* Ensures authenticity - assures users that they know where the code came from
* Ensures integrity - verifies that code has not been tampered with since publication
* Microsoft Authenticode - industry standard coupled with trusted Comodo infrastructure
* Vista compatible - Code Signing Certificates are supported by all versions of Vista
Customers who download digitally signed Active X controls, dynamic link libraries, .cab files, HTML content or other code from a verified publisher's site can be confident that code comes from its author and hasn't been altered or corrupted since it was created and signed.
"The Russian software development industry is rapidly growing and is a key constituent in software development worldwide. By partnering with Comodo, we will help Russian software developers get their Code Signing Certificates legally, quickly and conveniently by providing Russian-speaking operational support and validation," said Alex Gontcharov, Executive Director of Rusonyx.
Code Signing Certificates, through the use of digital signatures, enables software developers to include information about themselves and their code so end users can be confident that code really comes from the programmer and has not been altered or corrupted since it was created and signed. If the code has been tampered with, the digital signature will not be valid and will alert customers that the code has been altered and is not trustworthy.
"Comodo's partnership with Rusonyx is important as Russia is an ever-growing center of innovative programming development," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo. "With this increase, comes an increased need to ensure the validity and security of their code. This partnership will help programmers rapidly receive recognition for quality, valid code, and helps promote trusted, safe online communications."
Comodo Code Signing Certificates are available immediately and are priced at 4100 Rubles per year. Comodo Code Signing Certificates can be used to sign 32 and 64 Bit files including .exe, .dll, .class, .msi, .ocx (ActiveX) and JAR files. These certificates are supported by all versions of Vista.
For more information, visit http://www.RUSONYX.ru/services/ssl/code_signing/
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About Comodo Inc
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 business 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, Desktop Security, Code signing certificates, identity and vulnerability management solutions.
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