JERSEY CITY, NJ January 17, 2008 - Comodo, a leading Internet security company, today announced that the new release of Comodo Firewall Pro Version 3.0. is being downloaded and installed at a rate of almost 40,000 new users per day which makes Comodo Firewall Pro the fastest growing free firewall solution, protecting millions of computers worldwide. This new release advances computer security from being a defensive and reactive system to a preventative and proactive solution based on a new A-VSMART™ technology architecture, (A-VSMART is short for "Anti; Virus, Spyware, Malware, Adware, Rootkit and Trojan"). While still free, Comodo's next generation firewall helps customers more effectively prevent virtually all types of threats from penetrating a computer and incorporates the latest security prevention technologies available.
Despite the sophisticated level of prevention, Comodo Firewall Pro (V3.0) remains easy for the home user to install and use "out of the box", yet does a better job of protecting computers from malware than conventional solutions because it operates from a prevention rather than a detection perspective. Unlike detection/ signature-based solutions that allow all applications to gain access to system resources to be evaluated based on their signature, Comodo Firewall Pro takes the opposite approach. Comodo A-VSMART architecture allows only those applications known to be safe to gain access to computer resources, greatly reducing the probability of damage occurring.
The feature list of Comodo Firewall Pro is designed to integrate advanced technologies with a full set of features designed to optimize usability, enhance functionality and enable a high level of user configurability.
The key component of this next generation firewall lies in its A-VSMART (Anti: Virus, Spyware, Malware, Adware, Rootkit, Trojan) technology architecture that both proactively monitors internal system applications and processes while also actively monitoring all incoming and outgoing Internet traffic. Some key features and technologies include:
Defense+ is an advanced Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) that proactively monitors systems and system processes to detect and prevent system changes such as rootkit installations, inter-process memory injections, key-loggers and more. HIPS technology is driven by a white list architecture which identifies trusted applications and prevents untrusted applications being installed onto the computer.
Comodo Firewall Pro is part of well architected set of free solutions designed to enable online users to conduct business within a trusted and authenticated environment - from the desktop to the Internet. These past 10 days alone, Comodo introduced two other free solutions in support of the "Trusted Internet" strategy. For the desktop, Comodo introduced Memory Guardian which protects PCs from buffer overflow and drive by downloads attacks. For trusted Internet transactions, Comodo introduced UserTrust, a feedback and rating platform that is free to businesses. UserTrust delivers the technology necessary to allow merchants to learn and grow from their customers. For consumers, UserTrust allows them to make better purchasing decisions because they know who to trust and why.
All three solutions are important elements for a Trusted Internet because they provide a layer of authentication for digital transactions between the online user and the E-Merchant.
For more information on Comodo Firewall Pro, please visit personalfirewall.comodo.com
For more information on Comodo Memory Guardian, please visit http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/
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 Usertrust.com 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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