Download.com Awards 5 Stars to Comodo Firewall Pro v3.0

Jersey City, N.J. — Jan. 10
Comodo, a certification authority and global provider of security solutions, announced the latest version of Comodo Firewall Pro (v3.0) has again been awarded five stars out of five in a recent review by CNET's Download.com. In this review, Comodo Firewall Pro was, for the second time in a row, commended for, “providing a smorgasbord of information and options for advanced users, but simple enough for beginners. Don't be fooled by the name, either. Comodo is labeled Pro, but it offers up its dragon-sized treasure of features for free.”

This version follows the five-star rating Comodo previously received for the 2.4 version of the firewall in October 2007. In addition, user support continues to increase as the firewall received an “excellent” rating, getting a four-star user rating.

With this release, Comodo has moved away from traditional detection-based desktop security models to a radical new approach using a (proprietary) technology architecture platform called A-VSMART™. With A-VSMART™, short for “Anti-Virus, Spyware, Malware, Adware, Rootkits and Trojans,” prevention becomes the first line of defense by preventing viruses computer access and only allowing known, trusted applications to be installed. With prevention as the first line of defense, threats are mitigated because unknown applications, including malware, are denied execution rights by the firewall. If a virus cannot install or run, then it cannot do any damage.

This new architecture is a fundamental change in how PCs can remain virus free versus the traditional, detection-based security solutions that allow…


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