ICOS UNESCO IFAP (Russia) to Distribute Free Software, Including Comodo Firewall Pro, to Help Combat Piracy and Cybercrime
Comodo and ICOS UNESCO IFAP (an NGO based in Russia) in collaboration with the LinuxCenter announce the distribution of a new collection of software launched through a joint project called the "Free Software for Education, Science and Culture".
The software will be distributed via CD-ROMs and includes a diverse set of applications to enable improved desktop security and to help users manage documents, graphic, audio and video data and office programs. This initiative is privately funded by ICOS UNESCO IFAP, an NGO (Non Government Organization) focused on stimulating educational, science and cultural outreach within many ex-USSR regions. ICOS UNESCO IFAP will distribute this CD-ROM free of charge, and it includes a complete set of the most popular software products - Comodo Firewall Pro, Comodo AntiSPAM, office productivity software, graphic editors, FTP-client, etc.
In addition to combating software piracy in Russia, this initiative also serves another important purpose - to improve the cyber security of Russian PCs. This CD-ROM includes security software such as Comodo Firewall Pro, Comodo AntiSPAM and utilities for timely updating of operational systems.
Other software copyright holders included in CD-ROM have been supportive of this initiative and include Solveig Multimedia and Adobe Systems Incorporated. The CD-ROM for Windows will be available at ICOS UNESCO IFAP (Russia) events and through an extended network of community centers within the framework of PCLI Programme. The CD-ROM can be copied and duplicated freely without further permission. About ICOS UNESCO IFAP (Russia) UNESCO Information for All Programme was established in the fall of 2000 as a result of merge of two large UNESCO programmes of the prior decade - General Information Programme and the Intergovernmental Informatics Programme. The programme became a platform for the international discussion about legal, ethical and social consequences of the Information Society and knowledge. The programme’s main objective - development of the Information Society for all by narrowing the gap between the information rich and the information poor, in other words - by maintenance of universal and equal access to the information.
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