Comodo, a global leader in Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions, today announced the availability of Comodo Personal Firewall V2.0, one of the most powerful personal firewalls ever created free for all home users. The software provides one of the highest levels of protection and control against known and emerging threats with its default, out-of-the-box settings and is free of charge to the end user without any renewal, license or subscription fees.
Suitable for both home users and corporate networks alike, the firewall features both inbound and outbound packet filtering in combination with robust outbound application filtering at the network layer. The new-look interface facilitates quick and easy access to all major settings, including the powerful and highly configurable security rules interface.
Importantly, Comodo’s Personal Firewall successfully detected and blocked 16 of the most sophisticated 3rd party ‘Leak-Test’ utilities, (small programs designed by security experts that deliberately attempt to bypass a firewall’s outgoing security settings). Furthermore, it was one of the only firewalls to pass Comodo’s own ‘Parent Injection Leak Test’ developed by Comodo’s Digital Trust Lab to emulate a hacker technique typically used in outbound Trojan attacks.
Comodo is delivering this highly rated firewall free to consumer as a cornerstone of an initiative to empower consumers to create a safe and trusted online experience whenever they go online. This new initiative will make available free to all consumers some of the leading tools that consumers can use to be safe and avoid leading threats such as phishing attacks. The free tools include; ability to authenticate web identities in real time (www.VEngine.com ), PC vulnerability scanning (www.HackerGuardian.com), free email certificates for secure email encryption, secure BackUp for backing up files on your PC and iVault for password management and launching secured Internet sessions. Most consumers now have to spend upwards of $200 to achieve a comparable level of Internet security and safety. All these products are offered free for the lifetime of the PC – without any annual subscription fees or licenses because Comodo, as one of the world’s leading Certification Authority is setting the standard for Identity and Trust Assurance online, ensuring that consumers and businesses establish trust online with true e-identity and e-business authenticity.
“Internet security threats are rising at an alarming pace, and while consumers are increasingly aware of the risks, to date they have very little ammunition to combat and defend against these threats that are easy to use and cost effective.” said Melih Abdulhayoglu, President and CEO of Comodo. “Comodo developed these advanced solutions so consumers will have access to simple, reliable and free tools for trusted communication and commerce because consumers need to protect themselves by knowing they are conducting business with legitimate organizations.”