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Comodo Announces Westcoast as Distributor in UK Cybersecurity Marketplace

Clifton, NJ – October 5, 2020 – Westcoast Limited, the number one UK distributor with nearly $4 billion in annual revenue has chosen partnership with Comodo, the world’s leader of next-generation cybersecurity. Together Comodo and Westcoast Limited will bring Comodo’s entire range of cybersecurity solutions, including the Dragon platform with Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP), SOC-as-a-Platform (SOCaaP™) and Managed Detection and Response (MDR) to their channel ecosystem.

“We are very interested in unique, market changing solutions from cybersecurity vendors who don’t accept the status quo of legacy cybersecurity. Comodo offers our customers compelling differentiation in a saturated marketplace, and a solution with which to approach their clients who are likely tired of failing, legacy solutions,” said Steve Smith, Head of Cyber Sales at Westcoast Limited. He continued, “We chose to partner with Comodo because of their strong channel focus, their willingness to cooperate and be flexible, and their strong belief that our value-added distribution proposition is a benefit to the entire channel and our customers.”

Comodo’s SOCaaP is the world’s first and only complete, next-gen SOC-as-a-platform offering, which includes people, process and technology. SOCaaP offers full white-label capability that makes it easy to add managed security services to a portfolio. The platform empowers any Managed Service Provider (MSP) to turn into a full Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) without upfront capital expenses or additional hires, driving additional high-margin monthly recurring revenue (MRR) and growth. “With SOCaaP our MSP customers can become MSSPs overnight without major upfront investment,” Ben Vadgama, Head of Cyber Channels at Westcoast Limited, said.

Comodo’s Dragon platform with Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) is a complete cloud-native framework that delivers a zero-trust architecture to protect and defend endpoints. Its patent-pending auto containment technology has active breach protection that neutralizes ransomware, malware and cyber-attacks. The auto containment runs any unknown executable in a kernel API virtualized mode, thereby offering attack surface reduction (ASR) which neutralizes ransomware attacks.

The Dragon platform also utilizes a Default Deny security posture with Default Allow usability to provide a most comprehensive protection against zero-day threats, while having no impact on end-user experience or workflows. Comodo’s Valkyrie analyzes and gives a trusted verdict for every file – no other company will analyze and give trusted verdict for 100% of the files on a network. Comodo’s platform shares intelligence and is therefore more secure than disparate products that claim best of breed but don’t share information. Comodo has architected its cybersecurity product to maximize intelligent sharing between every component of the platform, therefore providing superior security.

“The Dragon platform is a one-stop solution for an important element of cybersecurity that, for too long now, has been reliant on legacy renewals and a client’s lack of choice for something new, different, better and more cost-effective,” Steve said.

Comodo’s Managed Detection and Response offering is a 24/7 Security Operations Center delivered as a Service (SOCaaS). It provides a team of security researchers that extends a company’s IT team to safeguard IT systems and infrastructure. Using Comodo SIEM and endpoint management technologies along with threat intelligence from the Comodo Threat Lab, our security experts hunt for vulnerabilities, continuously monitoring IT systems for indications of compromise, and contain advanced threats. We work closely with IT teams to prioritize and fix security flaws and remediate issues.

Alan Knepfer, President and Chief Revenue Office at Comodo said, “We’re grateful that partners like Westcoast Limited trust in us to provide total cybersecurity requirements to the customers that they serve. Comodo’s groundbreaking technology and disruptive innovations will provide the most comprehensive defense against threats for the UK marketplace.”

About Westcoast

Established in 1984, the Westcoast Group remains privately held with its distributor arm, Westcoast Limited, distributing leading IT brands in the UK and beyond. Since then Westcoast Limited has grown to become the number one UK distributor for many of our vendors and customers. The Westcoast Group employs more than 1,600 people across a number of locations in the UK, Ireland and Europe. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff, the Group is flourishing. Our revenues have seen a sharp increase in recent years reaching £2.8 billion in 2019. We are consistently ranked in the Sunday Times Top Track of the 100 Largest Privately-owned UK Companies, and are now the largest privately held business in the Thames Valley region.

About Comodo

Comodo is the world’s leader of next-generation open source cybersecurity, with the industry’s most disruptive innovations.

We help customers stop breaches with groundbreaking auto containment technology that neutralizes ransomware, malware and cyber-attacks. Our complete cloud-native framework delivers a zero-trust architecture with active breach protection for the most comprehensive defense against zero-day threats. Comodo’s cybersecurity products maximize intelligent sharing between every component of the platform, therefore providing superior security. We are the only company that analyzes and gives a trusted verdict for 100% of files on a network.

Comodo leverages innovation to celebrate and support the cybersecurity community by offering the very first open source endpoint detection and response (EDR). We believe that an open source model using community-powered collaboration will ensure that every organization has access to the industry’s most sophisticated EDR.

Headquartered in Clifton NJ, Comodo’s global development team and threat intelligence laboratories deliver innovative, category leading, security solutions for thousands of companies’ endpoints, network boundaries, and internal networks. For more information visit https://www.comodo.com/

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