JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Comodo, a global Certification Authority and leading provider of Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions, is pleased to announce that it will immediately begin offering EV SSL certificates to sole proprietorships in light of the recent ratification of the EV SSL Guidelines by the CA/Browser Forum. This first ratification, two years in the making, is a milestone in the accessibility of authentication solutions for a wider range of businesses.
EV, until now, was not available to sole proprietorships and non-corporations, as the validation process only extended to corporations registered with government agencies. This put the sole proprietors at a disadvantage, as they did not have the budgets to create consumer trust through extensive brand building programs involving advertising or running "brick and mortar" retail outlets. Comodo, initiator of the CA/Brower Forum, was one of the key advocates for the extension of EV to sole proprietors, recognizing the greater level of trust they would get from EV certificates.