A firewall is a first layer of protection or defense against viruses, trojans, worms and other type of malware. Since windows is one operating system which is quite volatile to such intruders despite of its own protection suites like inbuilt firewall and antivirus solution. So to protect your system from attackers, you need a wall around it that bounces back such intruders when it senses any. Comodo free firewall is one of the best free firewall security available in the market. It uses default deny protection rather than letting any malware enter your system and then detecting it and removing it. It doesn’t let any suspicious file to get executed in your system. If any type of malware or virus will try to enter your computer, it will raise an alert which notifies you. It has a clean and user friendly interface which makes it easier to navigate through and use it.
What is new in this Version?
- Apart from windows firewall, compatibility with other security suites is improved in Windows 7.
- Smart scan crash under certain circumstances has been fixed.
- BSOD is fixed when corrupted executables are loaded in memory in Windows 7.
- Enhancements in protection suite.
1. Prevention Based Security By Using Default Deny Protection
Prevention based security is an intrusion prevention system in which if any malicious behavior is observed in the computer network or activities, network security attempts to block or stop that activity. In this malware or virus is detected before it enters the system and is blocked at first layer of security. Comodo firewall uses default deny protection for prevention based security i.e rather than letting any malicious software enter your computer, it denies that software for access to your computer and bounces it back. Even if it still tries, it generates alerts.
2. Auto Sandbox Technology
Sandbox is a security mechanism which typically provides tightly controlled set of resources for a program to run in or it may be a virtual operating environment for guest or untrusted program. Auto Sandbox technology automatically runs any suspicious program inside the Comodo firewall sandbox when the program is executed, due to which any virus or malicious software are completely isolated from rest of the computer and are prohibited to enter your main system.
3. Cloud Services
Cloud services is a hybrid of Reputation services which allow this firewall to make more intelligent decisions and Streaming updates that allow Comodo Firewall to always stay up-to-date against latest threats. Under Cloud Services, it uses cloud based ‘Behavior Analysis’ and cloud based ‘Whitelisting’. Cloud based behavior analysis system detects zero-day malware quickly and instantly where as cloud based whitelisting of trusted publisher easily identifies a safe file and vendor.
4. Specific, Precise and Personalized Alert System
You can personalize your alerts with Comodo firewall as it always remember that which software is allowed to operate and changes its alerts according to customization. Warnings that generates alerts are specific and precise in nature like they will specify the level and type of possible threat from the source that raises threat.
5. Application Control and Automatic Updates
Application Control is a program which allow users to lock down their computer for any unwanted applications. It will only allow those applications to run which are permitted by user. By using this application, you can have a complete hold over your computer. Automatic updates are consistently delivered within time so that you stay up to date with any current protection or change.
6. Easy To Configure and Detailed Summary Screen
It is quite easy to configure this firewall as you can set scan according to your requirement and you can add all current applications to a safe list at one go during installation scan. You can also have an access to its current security settings and get detailed summary if you want.
7. Training and Game Mode
You can set this firewall in ‘training mode’ to minimize alerts for some programs as it learns your trusted program and in ‘game mode’ it suppress the operations that could interfere while user is in gaming mood like alerts, updates or scheduled scans. So you can enjoy gaming without any interruption.