Jersey City, NJ, January 10, 2008 — Comodo, a leading Certification Authority and global provider of security solutions today announced that the latest version of Comodo Firewall Pro (v3.0) has again been awarded the maximum 5 stars out of 5 in a recent review by CNET's download.com. In this review, Comodo Firewall Pro was, for the second time in a row, commended for, "providing a smorgasbord of information and options for advanced users, but simple enough for beginners. Don't be fooled by the name, either. Comodo is labeled Pro but it offers up its dragon-sized treasure of features for free." This version follows the 5-star rating Comodo previously received for the 2.4 version of the firewall in October 2007. In addition, user support continues to increase as the firewall received an "excellent" rating, getting a four star user rating.
With this release, Comodo has moved away from traditional "detection based" desktop security models to a radical new approach using a (proprietary) technology architecture platform called A-VSMART™. With A-VSMART™, short for "Anti - Virus, Spyware, Malware, Adware, Rootkits and Trojans", prevention becomes the first line of defense by preventing viruses computer access and only allowing known, trusted applications to be installed. With prevention as the first line of defense, threats are mitigated because unknown applications, including malware, are denied execution rights by the firewall. If a virus cannot install or run, then it cannot do any damage. This new architecture is a fundamental change in how PCs can remain virus free versus the traditional, "detection based" security solutions that allow all applications access to the computer and then try to "detect" damaging files by recognizing the file's "signature". The old model is flawed because the malware has to be already on a computer for the detection technology to work - giving the malware opportunity to do damage before it is detected and/ or removed. Further, this model leaves computers unprotected against Zero day attacks which are attacks from viruses not recognized by security solutions. These files therefore have no trouble gaining access to users computers (until a patch is created and distributed which can often be days after the initial attack).
This CNET rating suggests that Comodo's vision to change desktop security to a best practices "prevention" model is; market ready, leading edge for malware prevention yet is industry accepted and user endorsed. In the last 45 days alone, installations of this firewall more than doubled so that now tens of thousands of people are installing this solution every day. CNET's high rating coincides with a Firewall & PC Magazine review by Neil J. Rubenking, Lead Analyst for Security at PC Magazine."
A-VSMART™ TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECTURE OVERVIEW
The key component of this next generation firewall lies in its A-VSMART (Anti - Virus, Spyware, Malware, Adware, Rootkit, Trojan) technology architecture that proactively monitors internal system applications and processes while also actively monitoring all incoming and outgoing Internet traffic. Specifically, this architecture proactively protects against potential security breaches by; 1) enabling tighter control of internet traffic, b) controlling which applications are allowed to gain access to a computer's CPU (central processing unit) and 3) limiting critical system access to allow only trusted system modifications.
Key proprietary and patent pending technologies of the A-VSMART architecture:
Prevention Based Security Delivers Better Protection and Benefits
"Comodo Firewall Pro with A-VSMART technology is a key milestone in creating a trusted Internet because this solution architecture is designed to prevent potential damaging threats from executing on a computer in the first place." said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo. "One key element of a trusted Internet requires computers that can be trusted to be virus and malware free. This CNET recognition confirms our commitment to innovate in creating a trusted Internet is a much needed advancement in the industry."
This latest review is yet another in a list of positive reviews this product has received from independent sources like PC Magazine, pcmag.com/search_results/0%2C1208%2C%2C00.asp?qry=comodo&site=3
To see the CNET review in full, please visit download.com/Comodo-Firewall-Pro/3000-10435_4-10775568.html?tag=lst-1
To download the firewall, please go to personalfirewall.comodo.com.
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