Comodo Internet Security

Comodo Internet Security and Auto Sandbox Technology

Comodo Internet Security is a multi-layered security application that keeps hackers out and personal information in.

Built from the ground up with your security in mind, Internet Security offers 360° Virus Protection by combining powerful Antivirus protection, an enterprise class packet filtering firewall, advanced host intrusion prevention and automatic sandboxing of unknown files.

How Sandboxes Are Essential For Security:

A sandbox is a tightly controlled environment where programs can be run. Sandboxes restrict what a piece of code can do, giving it just as many permissions as it needs without adding additional permissions that could be abused.

For example, your web browser essentially runs web pages you visit in a sandbox. They’re restricted to running in your browser and accessing a limited set of resources — they can’t view your webcam without permission or read your computer’s local files. If websites you visit weren’t sandboxed and isolated from the rest of your system, visiting a malicious website would be as bad as installing a virus.

Other programs on your computer are also sandboxed. For example, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer both run in a sandbox themselves. These browsers are programs running on your computer, but they don’t have access to your entire computer. They run in a low-permission mode. Even if the web page found a security vulnerability and managed to take control of the browser, it would then have to escape the browser’s sandbox to do real damage. By running the web browser with fewer permissions, we gain security.