Firewall provider Comodo releases BOClean 4.23, formerly by Privacy Software Corporation (PSC)
New version provides robust malware protection as part of Comodo’s strategic initiative to secure the desktop for free
Jersey City, NJ (April 24 , 2007) – Comodo, a global Certification Authority and leading provider of Identity and Trust Assurance (ITA) Management solutions, announced today the launch of Comodo BOClean 4.23. Building on Comodo’s recent acquisition of the assets of Privacy Software Corporation (PSC), the release coincides with the re-launch of the PSC website under the Comodo brand. Like all of Comodo’s desktop security software, BOClean 4.23 is free of charge to end-users.
BOClean can be deployed on single computer or over a network and can be customized for any network or institutional situation. The application is designed to complement traditional anti-virus solutions by checking executable files just before they run. BOClean then consults its database of 278,000 malware signatures (which equates to nearly 2 million malware variants) and instantly kills the process if malware is detected. In this way, BOClean delivers an extra layer of protection by catching any virus, Trojan, or malware that has already eluded the other active guards a user has installed on their system.
BOClean was originally developed by Privacy Software Corporation (PSC) – a privately-owned company that develops malware, trojans, spyware and rootkit detection technology. Comodo also plans to release re-branded and upgraded versions of the entire PSC product family in the near future – which includes IEClean, NSClean, VacPac and FileVac.
“We are delighted with the release of Comodo BOClean 4.23”, said Nancy McAleavey, former CEO and founder of Privacy Software Corporation, “Comodo has demonstrated that they have the resources and commitment necessary to ensure the continuity of protection for existing BOClean license holders. We can move into the future with great confidence in Comodo’s ability to further develop and improve the already highly regarded PSC product line.”
Comodo BOClean strengthens the Comodo’s commitment to securing the desktop for free. Other free-of-charge solutions include Comodo Firewall Pro; Comodo Antivirus; Comodo iVault (a secure password manager); Comodo Anti-Spam and Comodo Backup.
All previous versions of PSC products will continue to be supported and updated with the latest signature databases. Existing BOClean customers are strongly encouraged to upgrade to the latest version. Users can download Comodo BOClean 4.23 for free from the Comodo website at: PersonalFirewall.Comodo.com/free-download.html
About Privacy Software Corporation
Founded by Nancy McAleavey in 1997, Privacy Software Corporation has been committed to providing the most advanced and comprehensive privacy and security tools available to Internet users. As threats evolve, PSC continues to remain ahead of the curve with the tools required to address these challenges. PSC’s mission is to provide and maintain a high level of system protection, ease of use and user satisfaction.
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