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Jersey City, NJ, United States, 2007/10/23 - Comodo a leading security company announced today that it is participating with the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Multi-State Information.
This effort is a national campaign focused on educating the American public, businesses, schools, and government agencies on ways to secure their computers against all forms of online threats and is an important initiative that helps protect people from malware and other online threats that undermine online security.
The goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month is to educate everyday Internet users on how to "Protect Yourself Before You Connect Yourself", by taking simple and effective steps. These steps teach Internet users how to safeguard one's computer from the latest online threats and offers advice on responding to potential cyber-crime incidents. One important component of safe computing includes using prevention security software such as Comodo's free suite of security products. This powerful security suite includes Comodo's award-winning firewall, Comodo Firewall Pro which was named an Editor's Choice from PC Magazine. Comodo's firewall has been tested by independent labs and found to be "leak proof" – a technical metric that tests the protection strength of the firewall.
"Our philosophy of empowering end users to be proactive in cyber security is very much in alignment with the National Cyber Security Division," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo. "We support these types of initiatives by offering a full array of free desktop security products that are often better protection than paid versions. There is no charge to use our solutions. To date, nearly 3 million users have downloaded our free solutions, but our goal is to protect every computer around the world. That way people can use the Internet as it was originally intended: to promote education, information, and commerce collaboration globally. We are proud to be actively working toward that goal."
Comodo Firewall Pro is a free solution that has been ranked as one of the most effective firewalls on the market today by independent sources such as PC Magazine, ComputerWorld and Matousec.
About The National Cyber Security Alliance
A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is the go-to resource for cyber security awareness and education for home user, small business, and education audiences. A public-private partnership, NCSA partners include the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Trade Commission, and many private-sector corporations and organizations. NCSA provides tools and resources to empower home users, small businesses, and schools, colleges, and universities to stay safe online.
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.