CryptoLocker Ransomware Continues to Claim Victims While Enterprises Remain Safe with Comodo Endpoint Security

Clifton, NJ, November 15, 2013 – Comodo, a leading Certificate Authority and Internet security organization, today announced that their Comodo Endpoint Security Manger software proactively protects against endpoints from getting hit by the CryptoLocker ransomware. CryptoLocker is a Trojan that is spread mainly through fake emails that mimic the look of legitimate businesses or via phony FedEx and UPS tracking notices. Once the user opens the malicious message, CryptoLocker installs itself on the user’s system, scans the hard drive, and encrypts the files. All files are rendered inaccessible to the user until he or she pays a ransom to receive a decryption key.

ESM and its Comodo Endpoint Security (CES) software is able to assist in preventing threats including the CryptoLocker ransomware by isolating all unknown applications (malicious or not). If the threat is known to be malicious, the Antivirus (AV) will detect the signature and prevent the encryption of your files. If the threat is unknown, the HIPS and Auto-Sandbox will intercept it and stop it from contaminating the underlying operating system. Therefore, even before CryptoLocker became a known virus, CES would automatically sandbox it to prevent encryption of your files.

“CESM 3 is truly next generation in proactive endpoint security” said Mich??l Bechard, Comodo Product Line Manager, “because it’s the only anti-malware solution that brings 5 layers of defense (Antivirus, Firewall, Host Intrusion Prevention, Auto-Sandbox & File Rating) to the point of impact, the desktop. We have such confidence in the strength of our solution that we are the only AV vendor to offer our customers up to a $5,000 limited warranty against infection.”

Comodo’s new Endpoint Security Manager 3 (CESM 3) platform provides a state-of-the-art anti-malware suite used to coordinate threat protection on local and remote endpoints from one browser based console and is designed to assist system and security administrators with centrally managing their laptop, desktop, and server endpoints with a minimum of administrative effort. The latest version of CESM see the addition of sever new capabilities, including centralized monitoring of sandboxed (unknown) and malicious files, Endpoint auto-synchronization via Active Directory, Encrypted VNC sessions to local & remote endpoints and support for Windows 7 Embedded Standard.

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