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Comodo partners with iQBio Inc. to provide new level of security to managing portable data

2006-08-17

New 1G fingerprint enabled flash drive offers unrivaled value and security

Jersey City, NJ (August 17, 2006) - Comodo, a global Certification Authority and leading provider of Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions, announced today that it is partnering with iQBio Inc. to deliver to market a holistic and secured approach to managing portable data. This offering is comprised of the BioCert® ClipBio™ Pro 1GB biometric flash drive in combination with a Comodo desktop security solutions to protect the host PC.

Conservatively, Gartner® Dataquest estimates unit volumes of USB Flash drives at 84 million in 2005. The BioCert® ClipBio™ Pro 1GB biometric flash drive provides consumers with the latest in biometric technology to secure data, while allowing the user to securely control access to their private data with a touch of their fingerprint. Using advanced encryption methods and a secure biometric algorithm to authorize user's access, this flash drive optimizes functionality, security and price. To secure the host PC, Comodo is delivering a FREE suite of applications with each BioCert® ClipBio™ Pro.

This suite of free desktop security solutions (with no subscription or renewal fees) includes:

* Firewall - rated an Editor's Choice by PC Magazine
* VerificationEngine - the anti-phishing solution that authenticates web content
* Anti SPAM - uses challenge/ response technology to clear inbox of SPAM
* E-Mail Certificates - allows you to digitally sign and encrypt emails
* Back-Up - utility that allows users to quickly and easily create backup copies of critical files.

"Functional, stylish and secure, The BioCert® ClipBio™ Pro is one of the most innovative and advanced Personal Secure Portable Storage™ devices on the market," said Mr. James Childers, CEO of iQBio Inc. "This plug-and-play Secure Portable Storage device may become the next standard for secured portable data."

This advanced flash drive in combination with Comodo's desktop security suite assures customers that their portable data won't be compromised through non secured PC's. Further this integrated approach is delivered to market at a substantial value of $99.95 with comparable solutions priced at $300 or more. Finally, in support of our armed forces, this solution is available to military personnel and families at 35% discount, (www.everysoldieronline.com)

"Combining sophisticated biometrics into portable devices with best of breed desktop security provides substantially increased security to the management of portable data" said Melih Abdulhayoglu, President and CEO of Comodo. "This approach is well aligned with our strategy of incorporating prevention and detection technologies within a truly user-friendly holistic model that focuses on customer satisfaction. This solves a real customer need and helps promote greater security."

About iQBio, Inc., a division of Artemis Solutions Group (www.iQBio.com)

ASG (www.artemis-usa.com) is a closely held, private security firm specializing in fingerprint biometric and smart card security solutions. With offices in the US, EU, Canada, Mexico and Hong Kong, ASG sells directly and through its global network of resellers and system integrators best of breed biometric and smart card security systems to small & medium business and local government agencies throughout the world. ASG's related company iQBio is tasked with design, supplier relations, manufacture and OEM manufacturing oversight and global sourcing, distribution and logistics of its solutions.

ASG markets a range of computer, software and consumer products under its properly registered and owned trademark BioCert® and BioSaf® through a network of domestic and international resellers and extensively on the Internet through their owned and operated websites.

About Comodo

Comodo is a leading global provider of Identity and Trust Assurance services on the Internet, with over 200,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, NJ with global offices in the 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: www.comodo.com.

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