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.
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