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The commercial release of Trustix Enterprise Firewall follows the successful BETA version and is proven to deliver advanced protection that is “out of the box” easy to deploy. Trustix Enterprise Firewall now includes new Anti-SPAM features for improved performance

JERSEY CITY, NJ March 12, 2008 — Comodo, a leading security company, announced today the commercial release of Trustix™ Enterprise Firewall version 4.8, (TEF) a free enterprise class LINUX-based firewall solution. Trustix™ Enterprise Firewall delivers a high performance firewall that monitors network traffic and protects the network against unauthenticated traffic or login attempts which could inject Trojans, worms, or infected files into the network. This commercial version builds on the previous BETA release of this solution and incorporates a powerful new anti-SPAM module for improved performance and security.

Trustix™ Enterprise Firewall is widely acclaimed for its innovative WYSIWYG feature in combination with its sophisticated security features and remains free for use with no license, subscription, or renewal fees. The technology in this firewall was designed allow a high level of control over inbound and outbound network traffic in order to ensure the security of the network. Administrators are able to monitor all network activity including any malicious activity, utilize an intuitive GUI to visualize and edit firewall policies, and manage traffic for all security zones (up to 24).

Additionally, this new release adds important new technology that improves the efficiency of TEF.

    DSPAM is a scalable and open-source content-based spam filter designed for multi-user enterprise systems. DSPAM filters spam by learning what spam is and isn’t. It does this by learning each user’s individual mail behavior. This allows DSPAM to provide highly-accurate and personalized filtering for each user. DSPAM work efficiently even on large systems and provides an administratively maintenance free solution capable of learning each user’s email behaviors with very few false positives. DSPAM supports many different MTAs and can also be deployed as a stand-alone SMTP application.
  • Content Filtering
    Web Content Filtering prevents indiscriminate Internet surfing that often conceals viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, keyloggers, phishing, pharming and more. TEF offers intelligent surfing protection through its user identity-based Internet Content Filtering solution. TEF guards enterprises from security, productivity threats, and legal liability. The web content filtering solution is based on a combination of categories, keywords, URLs, domain names, and file types, making it a comprehensive filtering mechanism.
  • High Availability & Load Balancer
    TEF makes use of LVS(Linux Virtual Server) to provide fast load balancing. The Heartbeat(Linux-HA) is used to monitor the Linux-directors – the hosts running LVS and doing the load balancing. This is combined with ldirectord which monitors real-server – the hosts that accept end-user’s connections. These three core components support TEF4.8 to provide Highly Available and/or Load Balanced network services.
  • Antivirus
    TEF’s fully integrated gateway anti-virus engine provides reliable web and e-mail security at the gateway for enterprises. The gateway Anti-virus solution supports business flexibility and prevents Internet threats like worms, viruses and malicious programs from entering the networks.
  • Intrusion Detection system (IDS)
    IDS is capable of performing real-time traffic analysis and packet logging on IP networks. It can perform protocol analysis, content searching/matching and can be used to detect a variety of attacks and probes, such as buffer overflows, stealth port scans, CGI attacks, SMB probes, OS fingerprinting attempts, and much more. It uses a flexible rules language to describe traffic that it should collect or pass, as well as a detection engine that utilizes a modular plugin architecture.

Additional firewall security related features and functions:

  • Packet-filtering enabling TEF to act as a router to accelerate data transmission
  • Command-line scanner
  • Virus database auto updater, virus scanner C library and on-access scanning
  • Built-in support for various archive formats such as – Zip, RAR, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, OLE2, Cabinet, CHM, BinHex, SIS and others, almost all mail file formats, ELF executables and popular document formats including MS Office and MacOffice files, HTML, RTF and PDF
  • Executable files compressed with UPX, FSG, Petite, NsPack, wwpack32, MEW, Upack and obfuscated with SUE, Y0da Cryptor and others
  • Fully-featured packet-filtering router with advanced capabilities,

Comodo created Trustix Enterprise Firewall to enable administrators to easily configure and manage firewall policies, manage demilitarized zones, and control Virtual Private Networks by simply clicking and dragging connections between servers with a ‘drag ‘n’ drop’ GUI. Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo explains, “Comodo’s Enterprise Trustix Firewall has earned a well deserved reputation as a high-performance, free enterprise firewall that is highly intuitive and easy to use. This best-in-class enterprise firewall is innovative because it integrates multiple technologies to make it operationally and economically feasible to deploy comprehensive security services to more network locations.”

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The Comodo companies provide the infrastructure that is essential in enabling e-merchants, other Internet-connected companies, software companies, and individual consumers to interact and conduct business via the Internet safely and securely. The Comodo companies offer PKI SSLCode SigningContent Verification and Email Certificate; award winning PC Security software; Vulnerability Scanning services for PCI Compliance; secure e-mail and fax services.

Continual innovation, a core competence in PKI, and a commitment to reversing the growth of Internet-crime distinguish the Comodo companies as vital players in the Internet’s ongoing development. Comodo secures and authenticates online transactions and communications for over 200,000 business customers and 3,000,000 users of our desktop security products.

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