New Use for SSL Certificates: Authenticating Web Applications
Back Published 2009-09-18
Jersey City, N.J. — Sept. 18
Comodo, a leading provider of trust online, which develops software and services enabling e-merchants, enterprises and individual consumers to interact and conduct business securely via the Internet, announced an alliance with SafeMashups Inc., an application authentication pioneer.
"Be it an e-commerce site interacting with a payments processor, or with a new mashup technology, Internet applications continue their relentless march. Consumers get their functionality from multiple interacting Web services now," said James Langman, vice president of business development at Comodo Group Inc. "In this new environment, it is critical for Web applications interacting through a user's browser to be able to establish a secure, mutually authenticated channel, even in the presence of a potentially malicious user. SafeMashups' innovative MashSSL repurposes the tried and tested SSL infrastructure to solve this issue."
The MashSSL specification and software are available as free downloads at Safemashups.com. The technology was named a finalist at the 2009 RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox. NetworkWorld recently named SafeMashups one of the Top Ten Companies to watch out for in the next year.
"We are pleased that an industry leader like Comodo would choose to partner with us in making MashSSL ubiquitous," said Ravi Ganesan, founder and CEO of SafeMashups. "MashSSL has the potential to fill a significant hole in the fabric of the Internet with a secure and standard protocol. MashSSL will also drive the adoption of SSL certificates, including EV-SSL certificates, in a significant fashion."
Both companies reiterated their commitment to work with other partners to rapidly make the standard completely open.