Jersey City, NJ (August 16, 2007) - As recently reported in ComputerWorld, ("How do I tell if my computer is a zombie"; July 24, 2007), it is becoming more difficult for consumers to know whether their computer has been comprised. "Through a virus or worm, a criminal takes over your PC, [and] it receives instructions over the Internet to mass mail spam, take down a company's network as part of a DDoS attack or log your keystrokes to gain access to your bank account". To combat this and other growing threats, the Comodo group of Internet security companies has innovated by introducing prevention-based technologies into their award-winning firewall that transforms desktop security from being "detection-based" to a "prevention-based" safeguard on a user's PC.
" Our goal is to change the face of security. Instead of trying to determine whether a file is "bad" once it is on your computer, it is far more logical to prevent the breach in the first place, " says Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo. " We have a goal to evolve the role of desktop security from detection to prevention and Comodo Firewall Pro v3.0 (now in BETA) is our first step in reaching this objective. "
Unlike other firewall solutions, Comodo's unique approach identifies safe applications rather than simply detecting and blocking harmful applications. The firewall employs a white list of over 600,000 safe applications so that only trusted applications have access to the PC. The white list, developed by Comodo, allows Comodo Firewall Pro Version 3.0 to prevent many of the worst types of attacks because new threats (such as ones often used in day zero attacks) are simply not allowed to execute on a user's PC.
Comodo Firewall Pro V3.0 is expected to be widely available within a few weeks. This version introduces powerful new features that are typically only available in enterprise class solutions. Nevertheless, consistent with Comodo's strategy of offering the best in security solutions at no cost to consumers, this version will offered free for download.
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Comodo Firewall Pro builds on the success of previous versions of this firewall which received top reviews from independent sources such as PC Magazine Online Edition , May 30, 2006; Matousec.com , When: March 2007; TechTarget , December 22, 2006; Computerworld.com , July, 2007 and Web User magazine (Print), July, 2007. Currently, over 350,000 users are downloading Comodo Desktop Security solutions every month. Comodo Firewall Pro Version 2.4 version can be downloaded now and users will receive auto update when the new V3.0 is released for general use.
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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