ID-Protect, Comodo Partner to Fight Identity Theft

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<p><strong>Jersey City, N.J. &mdash; Aug. 8</strong><br />Comodo, a global provider of identity- and trust assurance-management solutions, is partnering with ID-Protect, a U.K.-based consumer advice site designed to provide consumers with information on security tactics that help prevent identity theft.<br /><br />According to annual surveys co-sponsored by Javelin Strategy and Research and the Better Business Bureau, about 9 million American adults become victims of identity theft each year. </p><p>In the United Kingdom, one in four adults has been victimized, according to Equifax. </p><p>This illegal activity is costing individuals and businesses more than $50 billion per year. </p><p>To help consumers protect themselves from identity thieves, Comodo has joined with ID-Protect in distributing Comodo&#39;s free Firewall Pro solution, proven one of the most highly regarded firewall solutions on the market today.<br /><br />&quot;Providing unbiased information is core to our value proposition,&quot; said Julian Evan, ID- Protect managing director. &quot;Our audience views our information as leading-edge, actionable and effective in defeating the identity thieves out there. </p><p>&quot;We are pleased to join with Comodo and help distribute Comodo&#39;s Firewall Pro as a free security tool. Comodo provides a new level of technical expertise to benefit our audience.&quot; </p><p>ID-Protect provides reviews on firewall and anti-virus software in addition to a step-by-step best practices approach for protecting identities from being stolen.<br /><br />&quot;Staying ahead of the fraudsters is a challenge for many consumers &mdash; the level of sophistication of fraudsters is increasing all the time&quot; said Melih Abdulhayoglu, Comodo CEO and chief security architect. &quot;Our partnership with ID-Protect gives end-users access to up-to-date information and tools that can help them today.&quot;</p>

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