Learn about Zero Trust Architecture
Impenetrable cybersecurity without sacrificing usability
Gain detailed visibility into all your endpoints activities
Harden applications and hardware environments
Immediate and continuous response to incidents
Close the window of time your data could be exposed
Get your Comodo solutions setup, deployed or optimized
Control access to malicious websites
Defend from any internet based threats
Stop email threats before it enters your inbox
Preserve and protect your sensitive data
Keep your website running fast and malware free
Add encryption to your websites
Automated certificate mgmt. platform
Secure private intranet environments
Digital signature solutions for cloud apps
Encrypt emails for senders and recipients
Stay compliant with PCI DSS
Trusted authentication for IoT devices
Francisco Partners a leading technology-focused private equity fund, has acquired a majority stake in Comodo’s certificate authority business. Newly renamed from Comodo CA Limited to Sectigo Limited. Privacy Policies, Trademarks, Patents and Terms & Conditions are available on Sectigo Limited’s web site.
Meet the people behind the direction for Comodo
Get the latest news about Comodo
People are the key to achievement and prosperity
Stay up to date with our on-demand webinars
Worldwide: Sales, Support and General Inquiries
Schedule a live demonstration of our solutions
Need immediate help? Call 1-888-551-1531
Instantly removes viruses to keep your PC virus free
Experience true mobile security on your mobile apple devices
Secure Internet Browser based on Chrome
Chrome browser internet security extension
Submit a ticket to our support team
Share any product bugs or security flaws
Collaborate with research experts on data sets
Valkyrie Threat Intelligence Plugins
Valkyrie Threat Intelligence APIs
We are starting to see it more and more: ransomware attacks are on the rise – and we’ve been seeing it especially (and unfortunately) in the medical profession lately, where patient records, medical data and key healthcare information are all being locked and held for ransom by cybercriminals.
So why is this happening? And why now?
One of the main reasons is that the security technology that many hospitals, as well as banks and government agencies use, is becoming increasingly antiquated and is based on a model that hasn’t kept up with the aggressive technology innovation that cybercriminals are creating every day.
The traditional signature-based detection and default-allow architecture which many IT departments employ are totally ineffective against these emerging ransomware attacks.
The technology most organizations are still using is basically comparable to installing a home security system that alerts you to an invasion weeks after the criminals have already stolen everything and vandalized the house. By then, it’s simply too late.
We spoke with Zach Forsyth, Director of Product Strategy at Comodo, who said IT departments need to take some decisive steps before they too are victimized. The first step is to replace their aging security solutions with a more modern Secure Web Gateway that will effectively block malware and contain all untrusted files in-flight. They also need to ensure that endpoint protection solutions go beyond just simple signature-based detection to actually provide true next generation malware containment and prevention. Instead of relying on a simplistic and flawed strategy that identifies known good and bad files, and provides virtually no protection against previously unseen files, organizations need to embrace endpoint protection strategy that identifies and prevents risk from all unknown files. If your anti-malware solution doesn’t recognize a file, then it should be classed as untrusted and totally contained until it is deemed to be safe.
With so many new malware strains and variants being introduced every day, “signature based detection and default-allow is a dead end and also a giant waste of money,” Forsyth said. “Buying into that architecture is futile against modern malware, and not only are you paying for the product up front, but then you have the ongoing IT operating costs of maintaining a system that can’t actually protect you against emerging threats. It’s costing business owners money and becoming less and less effective over time. That is clearly a bad investment.”
Forsyth went on to say, “the primary purpose of advanced solutions such as secure web gateways and endpoint Virus protection is to stop malware infecting the endpoint. Simple as that. So, why are companies still deploying expensive and complex solutions that can’t actually fulfill that primary objective? If you’re serious about security you have to start using a totally different approach – the Comodo approach.”
Forsyth continued, “Containment is a clear solution that solves the malware problem, and containment is what Comodo is all about.” Whether it is Comodo 360, with Valkyrie, our cloud based verdicting system, or Advanced Endpoint Protection, cWatch or Comodo Dome, the containment aspect is the key.
By forcing any unknown files to run contained — until their intention is determined — users are free to access and use those files on their endpoints, systems are not slowed down, and there is no possibility of a virus – whether malware or ransomware – infecting the drive or the endpoints. And then, if deemed good, the file is let out of containment faster than any of our competitors. And if it’s deemed bad, it’s deleted from the environment. For more information on the different types of malware, visit Comodo’s malware search engine at https://file-intelligence.comodo.com/
Be sure to visit https://www.enterprise.comodo.com for more information on Comodo’s groundbreaking containment-based approach to solving the malware problem.
If you feel your company’s IT environment is under attack from phishing, malware, spyware or cyberattacks, contact us at Comodo https://enterprise.comodo.com/contact-us/?af=7566 or at email@example.com
Useful Resources :
Tags: Ransomware attacks,ransomware
Reading Time: 3 minutes Overview One of thefirst times the public witnessedfirsthandand realized the power of ransomware was when WannaCry broke out in 2017. The government, education, hospitals, energy, communications, manufacturing and many other key information infrastructure sectors suffered unprecedented losses.Looking back, thatwas just the beginning, as there have since been many versions, such asSimpleLocker, SamSam and WannaDecryptor for…
Reading Time: 3 minutes Celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month By Learning to Protect Against Ransomware Attacks It’s the season for pumpkin picking, leaves changing color, getting ready for Halloween parties and trick-or-treating. But ghosts and ghouls aren’t the only scary things you’ll be seeing this month: October is also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time when business leaders and…
Reading Time: 3 minutes Two months have passed since the city of Baltimore was hit by the latest in a string of ransomware attacks targeting municipalities, and things still aren’t completely back to normal. The attack, perpetrated by an unknown cyber criminal, impacted over 10,000 municipal government-owned computers, and disrupted tax collection and city employees’ access to their email…
Sign up to our cyber security newsletter
Comodo Cybersecurity would like to keep in touch with you about cybersecurity issues, as well as products and services available. Please sign up to receive occasional communications. As a cybersecurity company, we take your privacy and security very seriously and have strong safeguards in place to protect your information.
See how your organization scores against cybersecurity threats