Recent News - ESET Earns the Gold Award for Anti-Phishing Protection from AV-Comparatives


2014-01-21

ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection with a record 10 years of consecutive VB100 awards for its ESET NOD32 technology, has earned the „Gold Award“ for anti-phishing protection from AV-Comparatives, an independent testing authority - as reported in their annual report.


“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.

 

The advanced Anti-Phishing Module has been introduced in the sixth generation of ESET Smart Security with the latest, seventh version, offering enhanced anti-phishing protection. Anti-Phishing technology protects you 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 our 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.


“Advanced Anti-Phishing module along with features like the Exploit Blocker, Vulnerability Shield or Advanced Memory Scanner is one of the key highlights of our ESET Smart Security 7 launched last year. Our research & development is working tirelessly on developing new technologies and features for our products to offer even better protection to our customers and we are happy to see those improvement being recognized by independent testing authorities,”. 
says ESET Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Ignacio Sbampato.

 


 

About ESET
ESET, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32 technology which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. ESET has been selected as one of the most innovative companies in Europe for the 2011 HSBC European Business Awards and holds number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV Test and other organizations. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cyber Security for Mac are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Cracow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network for 180 countries. . For more information, visit our local office at http://www.eset.sg.

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which includes Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

Version 2 Singapore Pte Ltd is the local office of Version 2 Limited.
For more information, please visit http://www.version-2.com.sg/ or call (65) - 6296 4268 .

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