CLIFTON, N.J., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Comodo, a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions and the worldwide leader in digital certificates, today announced that it is making Comodo Dome Shield, its DNS- and cloud-based web security offering, available free of charge. Dome Shield avoids the need for on-premise web gateway hardware and serves as a first line of defense to protect enterprises, small businesses and individuals from web-borne threats.
Malicious websites provide a well-known haven for malware and other threats to lurk. Unsuspecting users may inadvertently visit these sites after receiving an email containing a link. These sites are at their most dangerous when they contain unknown or zero-day threats. Such files can bypass conventional signature-based approaches because no malware signature is available.
Comodo Dome Shield provides a baseline level of web security by blocking access to sites where malware resides. It offers a first layer of protection that prevents users from accessing known malware sites. If users cannot access the site where a malware threat is housed, they avoid downloading the malicious file—even if it is a zero-day threat. Organizations that want to take advantage of the Comodo offer simply point their DNS settings to the Comodo IP address to activate the DNS-based security provided by Comodo Dome Shield. The service also provides web domain filtering and advanced reporting and analytics.
"We are pleased to extend this offer of an unlimited user license for Comodo Dome Shield at no charge. A layered defense is essential for maximum security, and our cloud-based web security provides an easy way to roll out a first line of defense against web threats while providing upgrades to more robust security features," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and chief security architect at Comodo.
Dome Shield is the base-level tier of the Comodo Dome Security as a Service product family. The company provides paid offerings with additional security for customers that want to expand their protection beyond this base level. Customers can opt for full secure web gateway functionality with portable file containment, an antispam gateway, firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, data loss prevention and other features.
Citizens Bank of Kansas uses Comodo Dome in conjunction with Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection.
"Just knowing that we're controlling security first—instead of looking at it secondarily—is important to us," said Brian Gentry, the bank's chief technology officer. "We're definitely in a better position to avoid a malware-induced breach. There's a huge comfort level knowing that Comodo is doing its job, as well as understanding the depths at which it looks at files."
Comodo Dome Shield is available immediately at https://www.comodo.com/cdomeshield/freelicense/.
Interested IT security professionals can also learn more about the offering at the same link.
The Comodo organization is a global innovator of cybersecurity solutions, protecting critical information across the digital landscape. Building on its unique position as the world's largest certificate authority, Comodo authenticates, validates and secures networks and infrastructures from individuals to mid-sized companies to the world's largest enterprises. Comodo provides complete end-to-end security solutions across the boundary, internal network and endpoint with innovative technologies solving the most advanced malware threats, both known and unknown. With global headquarters in Clifton, New Jersey and branch offices in Silicon Valley, Comodo has international offices in China, India, the Philippines, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit comodo.com.
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