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Comodo Internet Security Earns ICSA Labs Certification Passing Rigorous Independent Security Testing

Independent Comparative Testing Body Confirms Quality of Comodo Internet Security, Awarding Antivirus Certification

JERSEY CITY, NJ, December 9, 2010 – Comodo, a leading Certificate Authority and Internet Security organization, today announced that its Comodo Internet Security (CIS) software earned the prestigious ICSA labs certification, a leading independent security product testing facility.

Comodo Internet Security guarantees protection against viruses and malware by focusing on prevention not simply detection. Comodo’s patent pending prevention-based technology creates an impenetrable shield that identifies safe, unsafe and questionable files. Comodo Internet Security offers real-time protection against Viruses, Trojans, Adware, Spyware and other Malware threats.

Comodo AwardsWe are pleased that Comodo Internet Security has earned the respected ICSA Labs Certification, an important third-party validation of our detection capability of our Antivirus,” said Melih Abdulhayoglu, Comodo CEO and chief security architect. “PC users can now have even greater confidence in Comodo’s ability to protect their systems from today’s security threats thanks to the rigorous, independent real-world testing performed by ICSA Labs.

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business, has been providing credible, independent, 3rd party product assurance for end users and enterprises for the last 20 years. ICSA Labs has provided vendor-neutral testing and certification for hundreds of security products and solutions for many of the world’s top security product developers and service providers. Enterprises worldwide rely on ICSA Labs to set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product compliance and performance. ICSA Labs provides services in three areas: Consortium Operations, Security Product Testing, and Certification Programs, Custom Testing Services and Accredited Government Testing Services.

For a product to be certified, the products are tested against updated test sets as well as against evolving threats and vulnerabilities. ICSA labs certification for Antivirus attests to the fact that Comodo’s Internet Security system meets stringent quality standards.

To browse the Certification for Desktop / Server Anti-Virus Detection you may go to:

Comodo Internet Security protects against viruses and malware by focusing on prevention not simply detection. If Comodo Internet Security encounters an unknown application, it will run that application in a virtual operating environment (or ‘sandbox’). While in the sandbox, the application has limited system access privileges and will write to a virtual file system and registry. This allows safe applications the freedom to run as required while denying malicious applications the ability to cause any damage to the users ‘real’ system. Simultaneously, the application is submitted to Comodo Antivirus labs who will run further tests to determine whether the application is safe or malicious. If the application is determined as safe it is taken out of the sandbox, added to the CIS whitelist and will execute normally on subsequent runs. If found to be malicious, the application will be added to the global blacklist of known threats (which will be distributed to all CIS users) and deleted or quarantined on the user’s machine.


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 25 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.

For more information, reporters and analysts may contact:

Robin Carley,
Comodo Public Relations and Corporate Communications
Office: 201-963-0004 x 4073

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