Tucows Inc. Adds Comodo and Trustwave to its OpenSRS Trust Service, Cuts Prices on GeoTrust and thawte SSL Certificates

Mar 16, 2011, 09:00 ET from Tucows Inc.

TORONTO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ - Tucows Inc. (NYSE AMEX: TCX) (TSX: TC), a global provider of domain names, email and other Internet services, announced today that its wholesale Internet services division, OpenSRS, has added Comodo® and Trustwave® Internet security products to the OpenSRS Trust Service. The addition of these two brands further extends and enhances the choice in trust and security products available to OpenSRS' over 11,000 resellers worldwide.

Along with adding new providers, OpenSRS also announced lower wholesale pricing on a number of GeoTrust® and thawte® brand SSL digital certificates.

OpenSRS has enjoyed a long-standing and successful partnership with GeoTrust, dating back to 2002 when it first introduced GeoTrust SSL certificates. That partnership, and that history of bringing competitive SSL pricing to the OpenSRS channel, continues with this price decrease.

OpenSRS expects that the new partnerships with Comodo and Trustwave, along with the pricing decrease on GeoTrust and thawte, will position OpenSRS resellers to better compete in an evolving market for online security and trust.

"We're pleased to bring both Trustwave and Comodo security products to our resellers," said Adam Eisner, Director of OpenSRS Product Management. "Both Comodo and Trustwave have excellent reputations within the industry and we expect that these new products, along with more competitive pricing for select GeoTrust and thawte products, will be very well received by our resellers."

"Trustwave is excited to launch this partnership with OpenSRS," said Brian Trzupek, Trustwave Vice President of Managed Identity and SSL. "OpenSRS has an amazing presence in online services and we believe that the strength and affordability of our SSL offerings will open up new channels for OpenSRS resellers to offer highly trusted products from a leading brand in online security."

"We are delighted that Comodo SSL certificates will now be included in the OpenSRS Trust Service," said James Langman, Comodo vice president of business development.   "Internet users worldwide recognize the Comodo brand as a trusted security provider and our SSL products are considered among the industry's best in terms of price versus features. The addition of Comodo SSL will serve to further strengthen the OpenSRS Trust Service."

The OpenSRS Trust Service is a part of a suite of wholesale services offered by OpenSRS. Resellers can also sell and manage domain names, hosted email and website publishing services through the OpenSRS platform.

About Tucows

Tucows is a global Internet services company. OpenSRS manages over ten million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 11,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover is the easiest way for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. YummyNames owns premium domain names that generate revenue through advertising or resale. Butterscotch.com is an online video network building on the foundation of Tucows.com. More information can be found at http://tucowsinc.com.

About Comodo

Comodo® is a leading brand in Internet security. With US Headquarters in New Jersey and global resources in UK, China, India, Ukraine, and Romania, Comodo provides businesses and consumers worldwide with security and trust services, including digital certificates, PCI scanning, desktop security, and remote PC support. Securing online transactions for over 200,000 businesses, and with more than 35 million desktop security software installations, including an award-winning firewall and antivirus software, Comodo is Creating Trust Online®. To learn more, visit Comodo's website: www.comodo.com.

About Trustwave

Trustwave is the leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. For organizations faced with today's challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its flagship TrustKeeper® compliance management software and other proprietary security solutions including EV SSL certificates and secure digital certificates. Trustwave has helped thousands of organizations-ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers-manage compliance and secure their network infrastructure, data communications and critical information assets. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit https://www.trustwave.com.

This release includes forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, this release includes forward looking statements regarding the expected impact of adding Trustwave and Comodo security products to the Open SRS Trust Services and decreasing prices for certain OpenSRS products.  These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Information about potential factors that could affect Tucows' business is included in the Risk Factors sections of Tucows' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements should be evaluated with the understanding of their inherent uncertainty. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to Tucows as of the date they are made. Tucows assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.

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