Comodo, a leading certificate authority and Internet security solutions provider, today released Endpoint Security Manager 2.0 Business Edition, which addresses the needs of small- to mid-sized business owners and other computer users with limited time and IT support resources, at a category-redefining price point under $1 per managed endpoint backed by an industry-first $5,000 limited warranty.
The new version of Comodo's Internet security management software for businesses greatly reduces the time to configure, test and deploy a network-wide security system and improvements in console usability allows businesses to accomplish in hours what may currently have taken days. In addition to the savings business owners can realize via increased productivity, the product's support for a non-dedicated management server can save business owners thousands of dollars in hidden costs of server software and hardware, and the improvements in antimalware technology can save them hundreds of dollars over using competitive solutions.
"Artificially inflated price points for Antivirus and Firewall software have left many small businesses exposed to unnecessary risk from software that can't guarantee results. Business owners end up paying for hidden costs of implementation and support, while only diminishing, and still not solving the main problem – securing their business assets," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, Comodo's CEO and chief security architect. "It's time for a new model, where the security needed to protect the business use of computers and the Internet is not held hostage to outdated signature-centric antimalware products, and the customer is not forced to pay for a security product's inability to protect them."
Comodo's Endpoint Security Manager 2.0 Business Edition is ideal for organizations with 100 employees or fewer (up to 250 endpoints is supported by the software), simplifying the administration process by:
• centrally enforcing configuration policy on all endpoints to insure the protection designed by the administrator is in effect company-wide,
• using location-aware configuration policies that apply appropriate security policies depending on whether the endpoint is local or connected via the Internet,
• consolidating information on active threats that may lead to a malware outbreak,
• upgrading standalone installations so as to provide organization-wide security and compliance monitoring, and
• reducing console complexity and increasing accessibility via a web browser.
Endpoint Security Manager can be easily administered from any computer via a customizable web-based dashboard that features detailed reports with in-report remediation and real-time alerts. A new simple-to-use, touch-aware, tiled interface closely mirrors the experience of using a modern operating system GUI.
Endpoint Security Manager allows business users and IT staff to centrally deploy, manage and maintain Comodo Internet Security (CIS) 2012 antimalware and firewall software on networked PCs. CIS applies a rules-based Default Deny Protection™ security paradigm to endpoint machines and uses proprietary Defense+ Auto Sandbox Technology™ to isolate untrusted files in a virtual environment where they cannot compromise sensitive corporate data or resources. This provides the strongest possible shield against zero-day malware without interrupting the daily workflows of businesses or their employees. Unique among security vendors, Comodo backs up its claims of total antivirus and anti-malware defense with a limited warranty against infection while under its protection.
"Comodo is not only making the Internet a safer place to conduct business – we're also putting traditional antivirus vendors on notice by making security more affordable for everyone through new licensing innovations and by eliminating the hidden costs and complexity of Internet security administration that proves to be a distraction for businesses," said Abdulhayoglu. "Through innovations such as Comodo Defense+ with Auto Sandbox Technology, we reduced our costs and passed along the savings to our small business customers."
Pricing and Availability
Endpoint Security Manager 2.0 Business Edition licenses are introductory priced in special bundles of 15, 45, 100 and 250 seat licenses available at a market-redefining price as low as 80 cents per endpoint: $19 for 15 endpoints, $49 for 45 endpoints, $99 for 100 endpoints and $199 for 250 endpoints for one year. Startup businesses needing greater flexibility than fixed licensing to support their growth can opt for the Startup Business Edition starter licensing which includes a 3 year standard license for 100 endpoints at $299 with the flexibility to exceed the license (up to 250 endpoints) with a corresponding automatic reduction in license term without the need to relicense the product. All pricing options include the latest Comodo Internet Security 2012 software and an industry exclusive $5,000 Limited Virus-Free Guarantee standard.
A console-only license includes the Endpoint Security Manager Business Edition Console software itself which can manage any pre-installed Comodo Antivirus and Firewall 2012 software under a previously acquired retail or free license. Introductory pricing starts at a savings of 50% off standard bundle licensing, or $49 for 100 endpoints, $100 for 250 endpoints.
For more information about Endpoint Security Manager 2.0 Business Edition, visit the website.
Comodo (comodo.com) is a leading Internet security provider. With U.S. Headquarters in New Jersey and global resources in UK, China, India, Ukraine, and Romania, Comodo provides businesses and consumers worldwide with security services, including digital certificates, PCI scanning, desktop security, and remote PC support. Securing online transactions for more than 200,000 businesses, and with more than 35 million desktop security software installations, including an award-winning firewall and antivirus software, Comodo is Creating Trust Online®.
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