Comguard, a Dubai based leading value added distributor for IT security products today announced the launch of first virus removal device to support Windows 8 PCs from FixMeStick in Middle East.
The latest version of FixMeStick supports Windows 8 OS that comes with unique technology called Secure Boot. Secure Boot uses a public-key infrastructure to verify the integrity of the operating system and prevent unauthorized programs booting on the device.
Mohammad Mobasseri, Sr. Vice President, Comguard,“Windows 8 PCs contain a new technology called Secure Boot that only boots devices that have been verified by Microsoft. FixMeStick is the industry’s first virus removal device that can secure all the Windows 8 PCs users in Middle East”.
Since 2001 each new release of Windows includes new security capabilities, but computer virus infections remain a mainstream and growing problem. The practice of cleaning an infected device from an independent, external, known clean device is recommended by government cyber security departments and computer security leaders around the world.
Corey Velan, co-founder at FixMeStick, explains,"One consequence of Secure Boot is independent, external devices, rescue disks, Live CDs, and Live USBs, will no longer work on PCs that ship with Windows 8 unless they’re upgraded to include the necessary signed components or unless the PC’s system settings are modified by the user. FixMeStick is the first device to achieve compatibility with Windows 8 PCs right out of the box.”
Comguard FZ LLC is one of the leading Value added Distributor in the IT security space and has a reach across the Middle East and North Africa region. The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in Dubai, UAE. Comguard is a part of Spectrum Group which is engaged in IT networking and security training, and consultancy. Hence, the biggest strength for Comguard is the skill sets which has made it one of the fastest growing Value added Distributor in the region and have been recognized by several awards from vendors and industry platforms like Top 5 Value added Distributor by Reseller Middle East magazine and the Choice of Channel Award from VAR MEA magazine.
Headquartered in Montreal, FixMeStick is a private company, founded by two IT security veterans, Marty Algire and Corey Velan. The company's namesake product is an easy-to-use device that runs before Windows boots, enabling it to clean the PC while malware is inactive. It contains three leading anti-virus engines: Kaspersky, Sophos, and VIPRE, integrated behind a single full-screen application. The FixMeStick is set up and ready to go right out of the box. No additional installation is required and automatic updates are stored directly on the device. The FixMeStick works on any PC with a minimum of 512 MB of RAM.