Published On: Sat, Jan 25th, 2014

ESET bags “Gold Award” for Anti-Phishing Security via AV-Comparatives


BANGALORE / MUMBAI: ESET, worldwide source for security solutions intended for businesses and consumer, has grossed the “Gold Award” meant for the anti-phishing protection, courtesy, AV-Comparatives, an autonomous testing authority – as informed in their yearly report.

The leading-edge Anti-Phishing Module was familiarized in the sixth generation of ESET Smart Security with the newest, seventh version, offering enhanced anti-phishing protection.  Anti-Phishing technology defends one from efforts to obtain passwords, followed by banking data and other sensitive information by way of counterfeit websites camouflaged as valid ones. The steadfast module comprises a comprehensive database of phishing sites plus verified reports via users and partners.


The Anti-phishing database is updated through ESET regularly (users’ computers receive data about new phishing threats every 20 minutes) and this database takes account of information from the partners too. Alongside this forthright approach, ESET Anti-Phishing devices precise proactive algorithms. These scrutinize the visual design of websites in an exertion to jettison those essaying their part as parasites on their genuine counterparts. This line of attack is used to detect for a case in point; 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,” reportedly states AV-Comparatives and continues that ESET flagship security product ESET Smart Security has blocked the most phishing websites in their Saga of 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,” accomplishes AV-Comparatives in its study.

Mr. Pankaj Jain, Director at ESET held that, “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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ESET bags “Gold Award” for Anti-Phishing Security via AV-Comparatives