New York 14th July 2005 Comodo, the internet security specialists, today added HackerGuardian remote vulnerability auditing service to its portfolio of free security tools. HackerGuardian identifies security weaknesses found on any internet connected device and generates in-depth reports outlining the solutions and patches needed to eliminate exposure to threats.
The online service offers a choice between a safe, non destructive scan and a thorough test that simulates a real life hacker attack. The scan can also identify vulnerabilities residing on common internet service ports such as mail, ftp and web - which are typically left open by most firewall configurations.
After creating an account, users will collect a free license that enables them to scan a single IP for a web server, network server, desktop computer or other internet connected device. Running an in-depth scan requires virtually no technical knowledge as the service auto-detects the IP of the target machine.
Following completion of the test, users receive a notification email linking to a diagnostic report detailing any vulnerabilities that were found. Each report ranks discovered threats by severity and provides links to associated patches and solutions.
Although primarily aimed at securing network servers and e-commerce websites, Melih Abdulhayoglu, President and CEO Comodo Inc., notes that the service is equally relevant to the desktop,
"Home users are arguably the most vulnerable people around simply because they are usually not well protected. Adopting a 'path of least resistance' model, intruders will often zero-in on them -exploiting 'Always on' broadband connections and typical home use programs such as chat, internet games and P2P files sharing applications.
"Anyone that connects servers or devices to the internet is vulnerable to attack. Network Administrators, E-commerce sites, webhosts and home-users alike are all potential beneficiaries of a HackerGuardian Security Audit"
HackerGuardian vulnerability scans are available at HackerGuardian.com and join Comodo Antispam, TrustToolBar, Free Email Certificate and i-Vault in Comodo's growing range of free consumer protection technologies.
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 SSL, Code Signing, Content 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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