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CryptoLocker Ransomware Continues to Claim Victims, While Enterprises Remain Safe with Comodo Endpoint Security

The US Government's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has warned of an upsurge in the CryptoLocker ransomware virus, but enterprises that use Comodo Endpoint Security are guaranteed to be protected.

Clifton, NJ, November 15, 2013 - Comodo, a leading Certificate Authority and Internet security organization, today announced that their Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection software proactively protects endpoints from getting infected by the CryptoLocker ransomware. CryptoLocker is a highly malicious Trojan that is spread mainly through fake emails that mimic the look of legitimate businesses or via phony FedEx and UPS tracking notices. Once the user opens the message, CryptoLocker installs itself on the user's system, scans the hard drive, and encrypts the files. All files are rendered inaccessible to the user until they pays a ransom to receive a decryption key."

ESM and its Comodo Endpoint Security (CES) software prevents threats, including the CryptoLocker ransomware, by isolating all applications that it cannot verify as safe. If a threat is known to be malicious, the Antivirus (AV) will detect its signature and prevent the infection of your files. If the threat is unknown, the HIPS and Comodo’s unique Auto-Sandbox technology will intercept it and stop it from contaminating the underlying operating system. Therefore, even before CryptoLocker became a known virus, CES automatically sandboxed it to prevent encryption of files.

"CESM 3 is truly next generation in proactive endpoint security" said Michél Bechard, Comodo Product Line Manager, "because it's the only anti-malware solution that brings 5 layers of defense (Antivirus, Firewall, Host Intrusion Prevention, Auto-Sandbox & File Rating) to the point of impact, the desktop. We have such confidence in the strength of our solution that we are the only AV vendor to offer our customers up to a $5,000 limited warranty against infection."

Comodo's new Advanced Endpoint Protection 3 (CESM 3) platform provides a state-of-the-art anti-malware suite to coordinate threat protection on local and remote endpoints from one browser based console. It is designed to assist system and security administrators with centrally managing their laptop, desktop, and server endpoints with a minimum of administrative effort. The latest version of CESM features the addition of several new capabilities, including centralized monitoring of sandboxed (unknown) and malicious files, Endpoint auto-synchronization via Active Directory, Encrypted VNC sessions to local & remote endpoints and support for Windows 7 Embedded Standard.

To learn more about the next generation in proactive endpoint security, visit:Comodo.com/business-enterprise/cesm3/index_v2.php

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