August 9, 2007 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) UK-based consumer advice site ID-Protect (http://www.id-protect.co.uk) and identity and trust assurance management solutions provider Comodo (http://www.comodo.com/) have announced a partnership designed to help fight identity theft.
Annual surveys co-sponsored by Javelin Strategy and Research and the Better Business Bureau suggest about nine million American adults become victims of identity theft each year, with one in four adults being victimized in the UK. The annual cost of such activity is in excess of $50 billion per year. In an attempt to combat the problem, Comodo has joined with ID-Protect to distribute Comodo's award winning free Firewall Pro solution, a highly regarded firewall solution.
"Providing unbiased information is core to our value proposition," explained ID-Protects Managing Director, Julian Evan. "Our audience views our information as leading edge, actionable, and effective in defeating the identity thieves out there. We are pleased to join with Comodo and help distribute Comodo's Firewall Pro as a free security tool. Comodo provides a new level of technical expertise to benefit our audience." 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.
"Staying ahead of the fraudsters is a challenge for many consumers. The level of sophistication of fraudsters is increasing all the time," added Comodos CEO and Chief Security Architect, Melih Abdulhayoglu. "Our partnership with ID-Protect gives end users access to up-to-date information and tools that can help them today."
Comodo is a leading certification authority and global provider of identity and trust assurance services on the Internet. The company caters for 3,000,000 businesses and consumers. ID Theft Protect provides consumers with a simple to use educational program called the STEP-BY-STEP and a useful FIND A SOLUTION search tool. According to the organization they are the consumers choice for finding a solution to protecting your identity in the 21st century.