ESET gets the Gold Award for anti-phishing protection

ESET-LogoNew Delhi, India, January 25, 2014: ESET, global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumer, has bagged the “Gold Award” for anti-phishing protection from AV-Comparatives, an independent testing authority – as reported in their annual report.

The advanced Anti-Phishing Module was been introduced in the sixth generation of ESET Smart Security with the latest, seventh version, offering enhanced anti-phishing protection. Anti-Phishing technology protects one from attempts to acquire passwords, banking data and other sensitive information by fake websites masquerading as legitimate ones. The dedicated module includes an extended database of phishing sites as well as verified reports by users and partners.

The Anti-phishing database is updated by ESET regularly (users’ computers receive data about new phishing threats every 20 minutes) and this database includes information from the partners as well. Along this straightforward approach, ESET Anti-Phishing implements specific proactive algorithms. These inspect the visual design of websites in an effort to eliminate those acting as parasites on their genuine counterparts. This approach is used to detect for example fake internet banking forms.

“Phishing websites attempt to steal money from their victims without making any changes to the computer or device being used to access them. A security product that warns of known/suspected phishing sites can protect the user from fraud,” states AV-Comparatives and continues that ESET flagship security product ESET Smart Security has blocked the most phishing websites in their tests – 99%. “We found the interface of ESET Smart Security 7 to be excellent. The program is, in our opinion, very clear and easy to use, even on a touchscreen device,” concludes AV-Comparatives it’s analysis.

Director at ESET Pankaj Jain said, “We are very happy to see the progress of ESET Smart Security 7 gaining good recognition with its key highlights like advanced memory scanner, Exploit Blocker and Vulnerability Shield. We would really thank our researchers who are working very hard to deliver quality products which protects the critical assets of the company.”

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