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Comodo Named to Gartner Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) Magic Quadrant

Comodo is recognized for its completeness of vision and ability to execute

CLIFTON, N.J.—Feb. 1, 2017 – Gartner Inc. has added Comodo’s Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) solution to its Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) Magic Quadrant in recognition of the company’s completeness of vision and ability to execute1. Comodo is a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions and the world’s leading certificate authority (CA). 

Comodo’s AEP makes the default-deny security posture into a practical reality. While no one can completely stop unknown malware (zero-day threats) from entering a network, Comodo AEP can prevent even unknown threats from causing any damage. 

AEP uses Secure Auto-Containment™, based on Comodo’s unique OS virtualization technology, combined with forensic analysis and human intelligence, to check 100 percent of files to determine if they are good or bad. The key difference with Comodo AEP is that all unknown files go into Secure Auto-Containment until a verdict can be rendered, so such files cannot have unfettered access to system resources. No unknown file executions mean no infections, even from zero-day malware. 

Comodo AEP’s lightweight footprint makes the default-deny approach practical. Secure Auto-Containment avoids disrupting end user productivity, while protecting the system and preventing any damage, with a minimal impact on machine performance. 

In contrast to the cybersecurity industry’s failed “default-allow” approach that allows unknown and potentially bad files to run, a default-deny architecture is the only way enterprises can be assured that new and unknown malware cannot compromise their endpoints, servers and networks.

The EPP placement comes as a result of Comodo AEP’s first submission for the Gartner EPP Magic Quadrant. In addition to Gartner’s recognition, Comodo received accolades from several prestigious organizations in 2016, including being recognized as the No. 1 global digital certificate authority market leader for 21 consecutive months by industry researchers w3techs. According to its analysts, Comodo dominated the CA industry in 2016, sustaining 40 percent or more market share each month and surpassing all of its competitors by 20 market share percentage points or more. 

Verizon’s ICSA Labs also honored Comodo with its prestigious 2016 Excellence in Information Security Testing Award, recognizing successful completion of five years of continuous ICSA Labs information security testing and certification.

Comodo’s AEP, based on its unique, true default-deny platform, allows the known good files, blocks the known bad files and then isolates the unknown files in automatic containment in a virtual environment on the endpoint. Usability is never impacted, and the endpoint and network are always protected and secure.

More information is available online at https://enterprise.comodo.com/advanced-endpoint-protection.

To register for a free Comodo Forensic Analysis to uncover zero-day malware lurking on enterprise endpoints and networks, visit: https://enterprise.comodo.com/freeforensicanalysis.

Learn more about Comodo AEP at enterprise.comodo.com or RSA Conference 2017, Feb. 13-17, at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, South Hall booth #1127.

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About Comodo 
The Comodo organization is a global innovator of cybersecurity solutions, protecting critical information across the digital landscape. Building on its unique position as the world's largest certificate authority, Comodo authenticates, validates and secures networks and infrastructures from individuals to mid-sized companies to the world's largest enterprises. Comodo provides complete end-to-end security solutions across the boundary, internal network and endpoint with innovative technologies solving the most advanced malware threats, both known and unknown. With global headquarters in Clifton, New Jersey and branch offices in Silicon Valley, Comodo has international offices in China, India, the Philippines, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit comodo.com.

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