Here is a good example of why Comodo is different and why its important for you to continue supporting Comodo's efforts in making end users secure, whether using Comodo or other vendor's products!
Reality is, even competitors are benefiting from Comodo's Research and Development and all the hard work our developers and volunteers do! So please continue your support.
Let me try to explain what I mean.
Comodo spends big $$ in Research into vulnerabilities and new techniques for protection and support this with further development $$ by building new products. Comodo shares its findings with the world rather than keep it to itself in an attempt to improve the baseline security available to everyone whether using Comodo or other vendors products. Comodo also has initiated and sponsored other initatives that has benefited end users using Comodo or other vendors' products. The point is: Comodo is one of the (if not the) driving force behind end user security, PERIOD!
Let me give you a real life example:
A small firewall company called Tallemu that makes XP only firewall that provides a cut down version of their software for free and charge for the full version.
I will show you how Comodo's money and Comodo Volunteers time has helped this company improve its product hence benefited their users. This is a great example of how Comodo is driving and helping create more secure internet for end users whether Comodo or other vendors products!
1) We launched An ICMP attack vulnerability
and Tallemu has learned this new technique and improved their security with subsequent releases
2)We launched an initiative called www.testmypcsecurity.com
and with the help of volunteers we tested and found security flaws in security products (including ours
) and our volunteers have found 2 very important security flaws with Tallemu product
a) It was found that the Tallemu product was auto-allowing alerts if they were unattended.
b) due to lack of flood protection, Tallemu firewall could be crashed by a simple flooding attack
I believe (pls correct me if I am wrong) (a) has been fixed but not sure about (b) however I am sure they will fix it soon as this is a very basic protection that any firewall should have.
3)We yesterday released a new vulnerabilities we found about how rootkits can bypass security products with these 5 tests
. And once again you see below how Tallemu has benefited from Comodo by listening to Comodo vulnerabilities found and fixing them (i have attached a screenshot so that you can see how effective Comodo's vulnerability research is and how well everyone respects our findings and act so quickly on it)
You see, only within last few months there has been more than 5 areas/incidents where Comodo has helped this particular vendor improve their security thanks to Comodo Vulnerability research and testmypcsecurity.com initiative. These kind of research requires extensive skill and expertise in the field of security and Comodo researchers are one of the best if not the best when it comes to end user security. Therefore, it is important for ALL END USERS that Comodo's initiatives for securing the end users are supported!
I would invite everyone to contribute by joining testmypcsecurity.com and continue your support for Comodo! What we do benefits everyone!
Thank you all