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Comodo Dome Firewall 2.0 Debuts with Government-Grade UTM

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Comodo today announced the official release of Dome Firewall 2.0, a unified threat management (UTM) virtual appliance that is ready to tackle government network security workloads.

According to the cybersecurity vendor and digital certificates specialist, Dome Firewall 2.0 has attained Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (CC EAL) 4+ certification after being testing by an independent, vendor-neutral lab. The computer security standard is commonly used in government deployments and recognized by 26 countries.

"CC EAL 4+ certification assures potential customers that Comodo Dome Firewall 2.0 satisfies a globally agreed-upon security standard, making it the default choice for administrators that are looking for UTM solutions," said Bulut Akisik, product manager of Comodo Dome Products, in an Oct. 3 announcement. "Our default-deny approach and network management features provide everything customers need on a single dashboard, and Comodo removes pricing concerns with our no-cost deployment of Comodo Dome Firewall 2.0."

Dome Firewall 2.0 includes the company's portable containment technology, which intercepts both known malware and unknown files during transit and packages them in a portable container that allows end-users to open the files without the risk of infection. The solution also enlists Comodo's Valkyrie technology to perform an analysis on every inbound file, with an added inspection from the company's malware experts if required.

Also included is a web content filtering feature that can be applied across an entire organization or tailored to specific groups, departments and even users. A stateful packet inspection firewall, complete with intrusion detection and prevention capabilities, offers administrators control over their networks ports and protocols, ensuring that only safe traffic gets through. Finally, Dome Firewall 2.0 includes a variety of network management tools, including virtual IP, VLAN (virtual local area network), VPN (virtual private network) and more.

If that sounds like a lot of heavy lifting for a firewall, it's because today's network threats are stealthier and more relentless than ever.

Recent security innovations, like the increased use of AI to sniff out threats and potential attacks, may have taken the spotlight away from the venerable network firewall, but security vendors keep innovating on this critical piece of an enterprise's network infrastructure. Today's firewalls can help businesses intelligently protect data flowing to and from their growing catalogs of cloud-delivered SaaS (software-as-a-service) applications, thwart DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks and much more.

Catch up on the network firewall market here.

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