Comodo is recognized for its completeness of vision and ability to execute
Gartner has added Comodo’s Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) solution to its Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) Magic Quadrant in recognition of the company’s completeness of vision and ability to execute. Comodo is a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions and the world’s leading certificate authority (CA).
Comodo’s AEP makes the default-deny security posture into a practical reality. While no one can completely stop unknown malware (zero-day threats) from entering a network, Comodo AEP can prevent even unknown threats from causing any damage.
AEP uses Secure Auto-Containment, based on Comodo’s unique OS virtualization technology, combined with forensic analysis and human intelligence, to check 100 percent of files to determine if they are good or bad. The key difference with Comodo AEP is that all unknown files go into Secure Auto-Containment until a verdict can be rendered, so such files cannot have unfettered access to system resources. No unknown file executions mean no infections, even from zero-day malware.
Comodo AEP’s lightweight footprint makes the default-deny approach practical. Secure Auto-Containment avoids disrupting end user productivity, while protecting the system and preventing any damage, with a minimal impact on machine performance.
In contrast to the cybersecurity industry’s failed “default-allow” approach that allows unknown and potentially bad files to run, a default-deny architecture is the only way enterprises can be assured that new and unknown malware cannot compromise their endpoints, servers and networks.
The EPP placement comes as a result of Comodo AEP’s first submission for the Gartner EPP Magic Quadrant. In addition to Gartner’s recognition, Comodo received accolades from several prestigious organizations in 2016, including being recognized as the No. 1 global digital certificate authority market leader for 21 consecutive months by industry researchers w3techs. According to its analysts, Comodo dominated the CA industry in 2016, sustaining 40 percent or more market share each month and surpassing all of its competitors by 20 market share percentage points or more.
Verizon’s ICSA Labs also honored Comodo with its prestigious 2016 Excellence in Information Security Testing Award, recognizing successful completion of five years of continuous ICSA Labs information security testing and certification.
Comodo’s AEP, based on its unique, true default-deny platform, allows the known good files, blocks the known bad files and then isolates the unknown files in automatic containment in a virtual environment on the endpoint. Usability is never impacted, and the endpoint and network are always protected and secure.