Jersey City, New Jersey (PressExposure) December 14, 2011 -- Comodo, a leading Internet security provider, is spotlighting an unprecedented user response reported by a social media analytics firm as further evidence that "real world" reviews are an increasingly valuable source of information for consumers comparing Internet security solutions.
Last week Amplicate, a social media analytics service that tracks more than 170 million opinions from more than 33 million social media users, reported "tens of thousands" of users had responded to Comodo's recent social media outreach, helping to increase the company's "positive rating" from 56 percent to 96 percent in the space of a single day.
"Comodo believes real world reviews from computer users are the most meaningful source of information for consumers, and as this Amplicate report demonstrates, we have earned their trust," said Comodo's CEO Melih Abdulhayoglu. "While many industry ratings and reviews are valuable, consumers should consider real-world reviewers - like these knowledgeable users identified by Amplicate - who can offer invaluable perspectives regarding various Internet security solutions."
Abdulhayoglu also spotlighted Comodo's performance in the Amplicate report - a contrast to the criticisms leveled at other Internet security companies like Symantec and McAfee - as reinforcement of the company's unique approach to protecting users online.
"The Internet security industry is stuck in the past, promoting the same "default-allow" technology that has left consumers vulnerable to e-threats - and later forcing them to turn to the same providers who allow access to the infected files to clean up the problems," said Abdulhayoglu. Comodo instead takes a "default deny" approach that not only stops obvious malware but also automatically "sandboxes" the unknown files until they are determined to be good or bad.