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Antivirus : - Comodo Breaks Ground with Mobile App Enabling Small Business IT Staff to Manage Endpoint Security from Smartphones

Advanced Endpoint Protection Console for Microsoft Windows® Phone extends reach of security tool for SMBs

Jersey City, NJ, March 05, 2012Comodo, a leading certificate authority and Internet security solutions provider, today broke new ground with the announcement of a mobile app that enables small business IT staff to manage endpoint security from a smartphone.

Released to the Microsoft Windows Phone Marketplace today, the Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection Console for Microsoft Windows® Phone mobile app takes full advantage of the latest "Mango" phones and alerts users to changes in the endpoint security status of their environment. It provides views of the status of Antivirus updates, compliance and malware detections for all endpoints protected by Comodo Internet Security antivirus and firewall software and managed by Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection 2.0 Business Edition. The app's Active Reports with built-in remediation make it possible for IT admins to more quickly respond to security issues right from their smartphone as problems arise.

The mobile app extends the reach of Advanced Endpoint Protection 2.0 Business Edition, designed by Comodo to address the security monitoring and management needs of small- to mid-sized business owners and other computer users with limited time and IT support resources.

"With the launch of the Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection Console for Windows Phone mobile app, Comodo is making it even easier for small business IT staff to monitor and manage the security of a network - anytime, anywhere, right from a smartphone," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, Comodo's CEO and chief security architect. "Everyone knows that smartphones are changing the way business is managed today, but this Windows Phone app is a first, putting a valuable security tool in the grasp of small businesses."

Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection 2.0 Business Edition allows business users and IT staff to centrally deploy, manage and maintain Comodo Internet Security (CIS) 2012 antimalware and firewall software on networked PCs. CIS applies a rules-based Default Deny Protection™ security paradigm to endpoint machines and uses proprietary Defense+ Auto Sandbox Technology™ to isolate untrusted files in a virtual environment where they cannot compromise sensitive corporate data or resources. This provides the strongest possible shield against zero-day malware without interrupting the daily workflows of businesses or their employees. Unique among security vendors, Comodo backs up its claims of total antivirus and anti-malware defense with a limited warranty against infection while under its protection.

Utilizing the new version of Comodo's Internet Security software and Advanced Endpoint Protection 2.0 software for small businesses announced late last year, Comodo greatly reduced the time needed to configure, test and deploy and manage network-wide endpoint security. Improvements in console usability allow businesses to accomplish in hours what may currently have taken days. In addition to the savings business owners can realize via increased productivity, ESM's support for a non-dedicated management server can save business owners thousands of dollars in hidden costs of server software and hardware, and the improvements in antimalware technology can save them hundreds of dollars over using competitive solutions.

Ideal for organizations with 100 employees or fewer, Comodo ESM has simplified security administration by:

  • centrally enforcing configuration policy on all endpoints to insure the protection designed by the administrator is in effect company-wide,
  • using location-aware configuration policies that apply appropriate security policies depending on whether the endpoint is local or connected via the Internet,
  • consolidating information on active threats that may lead to a malware outbreak,
  • upgrading standalone installations so as to provide organization-wide security and compliance monitoring, and
  • reducing console complexity and increasing accessibility via a web browser and now, with this latest release, a Microsoft Windows Phone.

Pricing and Availability

Advanced Endpoint Protection Console for Windows Phone is free to current owners of Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection 2.0 Business Edition.

For more information about Comodo ESM Console for Windows Phone, visit the Microsoft Marketplace for Windows Phone at Windowsphone.com/en-us/search?q=Comodo+ESM+Console or from a Windows Phone search Comodo ESM Console in the Marketplace.

About Comodo

Comodo is a leading Internet security provider. With U.S. Headquarters in New Jersey and global resources in UK, China, India, Ukraine, and Romania, Comodo provides businesses and consumers worldwide with security services, including digital certificates, PCI scanning, desktop security, and remote PC support. Securing online transactions for more than 200,000 businesses, and with more than 35 million desktop security software installations, including an award-winning Firewall and Antivirus software, Comodo is Creating Trust Online®. To learn more, visit Comodo's website.

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