Comodo Containerization in CIS 8 Proves the Future is Now!

December 2, 2014 | By Editor

cis8 boxSome people say that the future of Internet Security is Containerization.

Comodo says the future is now!

Comodo has announced the release of its Internet Security 8 (CIS 8) software for the Window’s desktop, including new and enhanced containerization protection.

CIS 8 provides desktop users with a multi-layered defense which includes Comodo’s award winning firewall, powerful antivirus, auto-sandboxing of potential threats and a secure Virtual Desktop environment.

According to Melih Abdulhayoglu, Comodo CEO and Chief Security Architect, the threat containerization technology in CIS 8.0 is a remarkable achievement.  It allows users to go about their business safely even in the most perilous threat environments. He said “We have proven in the real world that our containerization strategy is superior to any competing solution”.  He added “Not only are we the world’s first to bring containerization to the mass market, we also provide it completely free of charge to all users.”

Comodo’s security architecture differs in that it prioritizes threat “containerization” over simple threat detection. Under this system, untrusted processes and applications are automatically containerized in an isolated environment. This gives untrusted (but harmless) applications the freedom to operate while untrusted (and potentially malicious) applications are prevented from damaging the underlying PC or accessing user data.

New CIS 8

  • Policy based automatic-sandboxing
  • Ability to create auto-sandbox rules based on parameters such as file reputation, file origin and file source.
  •  New default auto-sandbox policy which is optimized to isolate risky applications
  •  Hardware virtualization support
    o  When Intel VT-x or AMD™ SVM Virtualization extensions are available, Enhanced Protection Mode makes use of these technologies and CIS operates at hypervisor level.
  • Extended Logging
    o  CIS can now send security and configuration events to Windows® Event Logs.
  • New UI theme
    o  “Flat Tile” theme with updated icons and colors for better look and feel.
  • Improved Viruscope. Viruscope is an advanced malware prevention technology which, uniquely, allows the user to completely reverse the effects of any changes made by a suspicious process.
    o  Added more registered recognizers
    o  Added ability to manage turn individual recognizers on or off
    o  Viruscope is now enabled by default, monitors more activities and works on containerized applications as well as non-containerized applications.

Enhancements

  • Viruscope Web Site Filtering:
    o  Viruscope is now enabled by default, and monitors more activities and works on sandboxed and non-sandboxed applications.
  • User Interface
    o  The Advanced Settings window has been redesigned to provide a better layout.
  • Sandbox
    o  Office 2013 documents downloaded from the Internet can now be opened inside sandbox.
    o  Microsoft Outlook® can now receive email inside sandbox.
  • Firewall
    o  Comodo Firewall is now compatible with AnyConnect Mobile VPN.

To download Comodo Internet Security 8.0, visit:
http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php

Existing CIS 6.x and CIS 7.x users will receive automatic upgrades to CIS 8.0.

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