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360 Degree Protection Testing

A first-of-its-kind test that covers all angles, our pioneering 360 Degree Protection Test targets the key threats faced by internet users. In each test case we employ the full spectrum of Early Life Malware. We use a Time-To-Detect metric to measure how long it takes each application to detect and neutralise missed threats.

Our Phishing Test assesses products’ capabilities in blocking Phishing websites.

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Next-Gen Network Appliance/Endpoint Protection Testing

Companies face the challenge that their multi-layered protections with firewalls, anti-virus systems and intrusion detection systems can be bypassed by targeted attacks or advanced opportunistic attacks (Advanced Persistent Threats). Vendors responded to this problem with APT detection appliances, also known as breach detection systems or next-generation intrusion detection systems. We provide efficacy and comparative assessments of these APT detection appliances, with custom developed, never-seen-before malware.

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In-The-Wild Exploit Testing

Criminals on the internet started to distribute malware to victims years ago by targeting vulnerabilities in browsers, browser plugins, and document readers. The obfuscation used in these attacks renders some traditional antivirus protections ineffective. Thus vendors started to develop products which can detect and block exploits against these vulnerabilities, so the malware does not have a chance to start working. We provide efficacy and comparative assessments of these anti-exploit protections.

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Safe browser tests

Internet Security Suites and Financial Endpoint Protection systems can provide a safe browser solution to prevent the theft of confidential data and protect the integrity of financial transactions by protecting a browser against financial malware (e.g. Zeus, Dyre, Tinba, SpyEye, etc.). We provide efficacy and comparative assessments of these safe-browser protections.

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Recent projects

ETERNALBLUE vs Internet Security Suites and nextgen protections

2017 / 05 /19

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MRG Effitas Online Banking Certification Q1 2017

2017 / 05 /18

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Blog news

ETERNALBLUE vs Internet Security Suites and nextgen protections

2017 / 05 /18

Due to the recent #wannacry ransomware events, we initiated a quick test in our lab. Most vendors claim to protect against the WannaDecrypt ransomware, and some even claims they protect against ETERNALBLUE exploit (MS17-010). Unfortunately, our tests shows otherwise. Warning: We only tested the exploit and the backdoor, but not the payload (Wannacry)! We don’t want to disclose our test results until a fair amount of time is given to vendors to patch their product, but meanwhile we feel that we have to inform the public about the risks. The following 3 5 products protected the system against the ETERNALBLUE exploit …

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MRG Effitas Comparative assessment of Data protection/backup products

2017 / 04 /24

This report provides an independent comparative assessment of a group of data protection (a.k.a backup) products: Focus on ransomware protection – 10 ransomware family tested Performance tests Usability test 8 data protection product tested Download report

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