Authorize.net Partners with Comodo to Offer Merchants Highly Secure PKI-Based SSL Certificates

By | April 20, 2006

Authorize.Net, Corp., a service of Lightbridge, Inc., (NASDAQ: LTBG), and Comodo Inc., a global leader in Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions, today announced an exclusive multi-year deal to offer Comodo’s range of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) based Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates.

Comodo’s line of PKI-based certificates is designed for merchants to create a trusted online experience and include Instant and Premium High Assurance level SSL certificates. These premium SSL certificates ensure that legitimate Web merchants have a highly secure connection to the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway for optimum data transaction encryption and protection. Further, Authorize.Net merchants will be able to display the Comodo TrustLogo Site Seal that provides their customers with Web site identity assurance by linking to a real-time database to confirm the validity of Comodo’s SSL certificates.

As a leading payment gateway managing over 247 million online payment transactions for more than 136,000 merchants each year, Authorize.Net is committed to helping its merchants protect themselves from security threats such as phishing or ID theft. Implementing Comodo’s Identity and Trust Assurance (ITA) technologies provides a strong foundation of protection for Authorize.Net merchants by offering the strongest levels of encryption available, while providing validation of legitimacy to end users.

“Authorize.Net is always looking for new opportunities to provide our merchants with ways to enhance the security of their business,” said Roy Banks, Authorize.Net president. “With an SSL certificate issued by Comodo, merchants will be assured that all data passing between their Web site and the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway remains secure and confidential. In addition, by displaying the Comodo TrustLogo Site Seal, our merchants are sure to boost their customers’ trust and confidence.”

James Langman, director of business development at Comodo, said, “As a leading Certification Authority, Comodo is pleased to be chosen as the best fit to provide critical security solutions to Authorize.Net merchants to enhance end-user trust. Together, Authorize.Net and Comodo continue to deliver innovative new identity and trust assurance solutions that empower e-commerce merchants to increase Web traffic, conversion rates and ultimately revenues. This partnership will extend new trust solutions to a wide variety of online businesses to help them succeed.”

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