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Testmypcsecurity.com has become a respected “Virtual Security Community Watch Group” protecting the community through better information from a shared knowledge base reflecting the test results of a diverse set of independent testers
Jersey City, NJ (April 8, 2008) – Comodo, a leading security company, announced today that the recent launch of Testmypcsecurity.com has ignited a new model in security that is, in effect, acting as a “Virtual Security Community Watch Group”, helping community members with issues and questions about computer security. Importantly, this site, which will house one of the largest collections of computer security tests, provides an independent presentation of test results that inform members on the effectiveness of various security solutions. Its credibility is driven by the fact that all information is gathered and created by the users, for the users and does not promote any specific interests whatsoever. Comodo provides the infrastructure for the site but in no way affects the information represented.
Testmypcsecurity.com was launched as a new website to address an emerging concern in the security industry – the lack of an independent testing resource that gathers all of the tests and testers needed to objectively assess the effectiveness of PC security solutions. Existing testing sites provide a limited number of tests with information that is often dated and reflective a very limited set of testers. The appeal of Testmypcsecurity.com is that it provides a broad array of computer security tests, including firewall leak and Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) tests that all community members can use for testing purposes. The tests were created as a safe way for users of all abilities to determine the effectiveness of their security software at eliminating vulnerabilities that could leave their computer system susceptible to identity-stealing malware.
The results from community testers are posted on the site almost immediately (versus waiting for the scheduled test result updates of most standard testing sites) and represent a far broader set of results reflecting more diverse environments. This diversity of data is more representative of the “real world” as none of the results are altered to reflect commercial interests. The site been highly successful at attracting a wide variety of testers and the site actively encourages site visitors to join the community as testers.
Testmypcsecurity.com was designed to be both a testing and education resource for users and includes:
- Detailed and technical explanations about firewall leak tests and HIPS testing,
- Downloads of individual and batch security individual tests,
- Information on other people's test results and comments, and
- The ability to become part of the Test My PC Security testing community.
Testmypcsecurity.com creates a new type of community – a virtual community of like minded people concerned with creating better desktop security for all.” said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo. “The power of a community to help other community members in staying safe represents the new way forward in online security. The site is becoming the destination of choice for people who want to learn how to maintain safe PCs because they are exchanging information to help each other. This can only be accomplished within an environment that is independent of commercial interests and that’s why Testmypcsecurity.com site has exceeded our expectations in terms of impact and influence within the security industry.
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About Test My PC Security
Test My PC Security is a firewall and HIPS software testing project maintained by and for the end user. We provide a centralized location from which users can download security testing software so they can determine just how well their product is protecting them. Secondly, the website is a platform for registered testers to publish the results of their tests on the product of their choice. See Our Mission for more details about the purpose and ambitions of this website. See Become A Registered Tester if you would like to contribute to this site by running then publishing your test results.
As sponsors of the project, Comodo provides infrastructure support such as hosting the website and the community discussion forum. Comodo has no influence over the results of individual tests and, other than purely hosting the forum/website, does not seek to control the test environment in any way. Comodo initiated the project to help make sure that end users will always have access to up-to-date data on how well their security products are protecting them - as well as a platform for them to learn about why these tests matter. The future and growth of the project, on the other hand, is entirely down to the efforts of the wider community.
The Comodo companies provide the infrastructure that is essential in enabling e-merchants, other Internet-connected companies, software companies, and individual consumers to interact and conduct business via the Internet safely and securely. The Comodo companies offer PKI SSL, Code Signing, Content Verification and E-Mail Certificates; award winning PC security software; vulnerability scanning services for PCI Compliance; secure e-mail and fax services.
Continual innovation, a core competence in PKI, and a commitment to reversing the growth of Internet-crime distinguish the Comodo companies as vital players in the Internet's ongoing development. Comodo secures and authenticates online transactions and communications for over 200,000 business customers and 3,000,000 users of our desktop security products.
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