June 21, 2008 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) Comodo, one of the world's largest Certification Authorities (CA) and a global leader in Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions, has announced the availability of Unified Communications or UC Certificates to its channel partner community. Comodo's multi-year UC Certificates allow a single certificate to provide SSL-secured communications for multiple domains and multiple host names operating on a single IP address or server. UC Certificates are particularly relevant to companies providing hosted or managed Microsoft Exchange 2007 services (and/ or Microsoft solutions partners) and represents an important enhancement to Comodo's extensive digital certificate portfolio.
Greater Flexibility, Economy and SSL Security for Microsoft Exchange 2007 and/or Office Communications Server 2007 networks.
UC Certificates make Microsoft Exchange and Office Communications Server 2007 implementations and administration easier and more flexible than ever before. Built for Microsoft Exchange 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007, Comodo's multi-year UC Certificates are designed to allow customers to access the features of these new applications which enables administrative flexibility to secure, client-server and server-server communications while supporting multiple Exchange and Office Communications 2007 services (e.g. OWA, SMTP, Autodiscovery, ActiveSync and Outlook Anywhere) - all with a single UC Certificate. For example, while traditional SSL certificates provide security for a single fully-qualified domain name and Wildcard certificates can only cover all first-level sub domains of a domain, one Comodo UC Certificate can be used to secure the following Exchange Server 2007 domains:
Comodo's UC Certificate is now available to channel partners at various discount levels off of Comodo's $285 one-year retail price and includes three domains
* Fully trusted by over 99% of email clients and web-browsers
* Simplifies certificate management with a single certificate to support multiple domain names, host names and server applications
* Unlimited certificate re-issuance - have the certificate re-issued for free whenever changes are made to domain names
* Simplifies administration for web hosts when customers make changes to domains
"Microsoft Exchange is the most popular messaging platform in the world, and Comodo is one of a select group of Certificate Authorities that can offer these certificates," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo. "UC Certificates presents a unique, rich revenue opportunity for channel partners as they can offer this certificate that is becoming central to making enterprise communications secure."