ESET wins MRG Effitas Online Banking Award

ESET today announced that its ESET Internet Security solution has been awarded this year’s MRG Effitas Online Banking Award, recognizing ESET Internet Security as most reliable solutions against financial threats by evaluating software providers’ ability to protect online banking transactions.

Online financial security is a vital concern for consumers and businesses – hardly surprising considering the increase in online banking and e-commerce which has also led to increased threats.

To rank the wide range of solutions on the market, MRG-Effitas tested financial security solutions by deploying a barrage of in-the-wild financial malware and botnets across four financial quarters. These tests replicate real world conditions and examines whether safe browsers can protect online banking transactions and e-shopping on a computer which is infected with active financial malware. The safe browsers must be able to prevent the malware from stealing credit card data or modifying any online banking transaction.

As part of the tests, MRG-Effitas analysed ESET Internet Security – an advanced solution that provides comprehensive protection to everyday web users. Offering a host of features including highly sophisticated banking and payment protection, the software includes a special secured browser through which users can safely pay online and automatically protects them when using internet banking or accessing web-based crypto-wallets. The software also encrypts the communication between the keyboard and the browser for even safer transactions as well as protecting users from keyloggers, a type of surveillance technology used to monitor and record keystrokes on a computer. Following the tests, ESET was judged as one of the winners.

“We are proud to have ESET Internet Security recognized for its features and the level of security it provides users pursuing online banking and payments, and even accessing online crypto-wallets”, said Elod Kironsky, ESET Head of Core Technology Development. “The thoroughly modern feature set, including keylogger and clipboard protection, represents our consistent effort to build practical tools for everyday use while also offering protection for early adopters too”, he continued.