Comodo Cybersecurity, a global innovator of cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Western New Mexico University has chosen Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection, to secure university IT assets and those of their student body. Like many other educational institutions, Western New Mexico University faced the challenge of protecting institutional IT systems, endpoints and users on a modest budget, and after a detailed review, the university concluded that Comodo Cybersecurity Advanced Endpoint Protection both met and exceeded their requirements.
Comodo Cybersecurity Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) delivers patent-pending auto-containment, where unknown email attachments, downloads and other executable files that request runtime privileges execute in a lightweight container environment. By isolating host system resources and user data from potentially harmful executables, the company’s endpoint solution provides 100% protection, even from zero-day threats. Comodo Cybersecurity AEP also employs unparalleled threat intelligence, providing verdicts on the nature of unknown files benign or malicious within 45 seconds, 95% of the time, while not impacting end-user productivity.
“An endpoint security solution is the best way to go,” noted WNMU Chief Information Officer Jason Collet. “Comodo had the best footprint for their endpoint client, the best method for stopping malware and was the best value for the price.”
CIO Collet is confident in Comodo Cybersecurity’s ability to protect WNMU endpoints with the company’s unique default-deny approach and believes it to be the only way to prevent threats from wreaking havoc. “We looked at the footprint usage for each of the endpoints and the method [that] the different solutions were using,” said Collet. “Comodo’s method of containing viruses in a virtual environment before they ever write to the hard drive seems to be the best method for stopping malware. Quite frankly, a default-deny approach is the only way we are going to be able to stop threats from coming in.”
WNMU used Microsoft System Center to deploy Comodo Cybersecurity Advanced Endpoint Protection, staging it first for the IT organization before rolling it out to the entire university, to ensure 100% business operation continuity. “The best ROI is that our users will not even notice the change. When our security is working seamlessly, it is just there,” Collet said of his expectations. He also remarked that he expects Comodo Cybersecurity Advanced Endpoint Protection to protect against “jailbreaking” where users with administrative privileges are compromised with malware, which enables cyber attackers to upload rootkits and keyloggers.
In addition to Comodo Cybersecurity’s technological excellence, WNMU also found the company’s customer service to be “exceptional across every interaction.” Collett elaborated “A really big piece of our decision was the human element. While Comodo’s solution was very strong, I was impressed by how communicative and helpful the team was.”
WNMU is also considering using Comodo Dome Shield, the firm’s free DNS-based web filtering service.
Established in 1893, Western New Mexico University (wnmu.edu) serves more than 3,500 students on multiple campuses and online. WNMU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, New Mexico State Board of Education, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Offering 70 fields of study, from accounting to zoology, WNMU awards 500 degrees each year.
About Comodo Cybersecurity
In a world where preventing all cyberattacks is impossible, Comodo Cybersecurity (comodo.com) delivers an innovative cybersecurity platform that renders threats useless, across the LAN, web and cloud. The Comodo One platform enables customers to protect their systems and data against even military-grade threats, including zero-day attacks. Based in Clifton, New Jersey, Comodo Cybersecurity has a 20-year history of protecting the most sensitive data for both businesses and consumers globally.