But isn't it better to prevent them from infesting you beforehand? CIS is comprehensive security for your computer. Before malware starts nibbling at your important files, CIS reports it to you and kills it. With CIS, we hope to change the focus of internet security to prevention, rather than detection.
Jersey City, NJ (Vocus) October 28, 2008
Comodo Security Solutions, Inc., the computer security company famous for its widely acclaimed free firewall, has released Comodo Internet Security (CIS), a complete antivirus and firewall security package free to all PC users. Among its many powerful features, this security software detects and prevents malware such as viruses, adware, spyware, Trojans, bots and rogue software, and includes always-on, real-time protection against threats.
"Safe computing on the Internet should be a right, not a privilege," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, President and Chief Security Architect of Comodo. "We are offering an advanced, intelligent Internet Security package at no charge in order to promote a safer, trusted Internet for everyone."
The Comodo Internet Security package includes the award-winning Comodo Firewall Pro and Comodo's highly-praised antivirus software. Comodo's Firewall is consistently rated the best free firewall in the industry, winning praise from the Washington Post, PC Magazine, and Lifehacker. Teamed with Comodo Firewall Pro in the new CIS suite is Comodo's highly-regarded free antivirus software -- also acclaimed by industry experts, and by magazines such as Computer Shopper and Computer America. Both the firewall and antivirus have been revamped for the release of CIS. CIS includes all the essential features of a fully-functional Internet security suite, but at no cost to customers. In fact, this powerful suite offers for free more security benefits than similar competitor products costing upwards of $70.
Not only does CIS offer better functionality than more expensive programs, but it also offers services that only a handful of other competitors provide. CIS can monitor regular application usage and users' Internet habits, and can train itself to identify incongruous, potentially destructive behavior as an advanced method of detecting malware. CIS's Firewall and AntiVirus are now smarter, better at detecting suspicious activity, and feature a stronger threat reporting system.
Users can upgrade to a paid, Pro version of CIS, which features remote access PC support that allows an expert to fix security threats for them. If a user thinks his or her computer has been infected, he or she can start a live chat with an expert online to help resolve the attack. Furthermore, those experts can also tune up a user's PC to clean out its registry and make it run faster.
CIS Pro also includes TrustConnect, a Comodo service for shielding computers from hackers on a public network and securing wireless and P2P transactions. Customers can purchase CIS Pro at a price of $39/year, well below many competitors' price tags.
Comodo has released CIS to change the focus on personal security from detecting and resolving malicious attacks, to preventing such attacks altogether. CIS's software is designed to prevent any malware, including virus, worm, Trojan, or phishing attacks, from damaging PCs.
"When the termites are already eating your house, you call the exterminator," said Melih Abdulhayoglu. "But isn't it better to prevent them from infesting you beforehand? CIS is comprehensive security for your computer. Before malware starts nibbling at your important files, CIS reports it to you and kills it. With CIS, we hope to change the focus of internet security to prevention, rather than detection."
To download CIS, please visit: http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/download_cis.html .
The Comodo companies provide the infrastructure that is essential in enabling e-merchants, other Internet-connected companies, software companies, and individual consumers to interact and conduct business via the Internet safely and securely. The Comodo companies offer PKI SSL, Code Signing, Content Verification and E-Mail Certificates; award winning PC security software; vulnerability scanning services for PCI Compliance; secure e-mail and fax services.
Continual innovation, a core competence in PKI, and a commitment to reversing the growth of Internet-crime distinguish the Comodo companies as vital players in the Internet's ongoing development. Comodo secures and authenticates online transactions and communications for over 200,000 business customers and 3,000,000 users of our desktop security products.
For more information, reporters and analysts may contact:
Comodo--Creating Trust Online
+1 (201) 963 0004 x4073
Email: kath @ comodo.com
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