Award 2016/2017

We are delighted to announce that we were able to deliver the MRG Effitas Online Banking/Browser Security award to Kaspersky Lab and Webroot.

Our award is the result of our quarterly comparative quality assessment which evaluates the reliability and efficiency of security solutions against financial threats. It has become the de facto standard of the industry.

It is an achievement just to pass the MRG Effitas Banking Certification, so for these firms to win this award is a significant achievement.

The tests we use to determine the winners of this award replicate real world conditions:   during the fourth quarter of the tests, we tested the solutions against in-the-wild financial malware, botnets running in our environment (SpyEye, modified Citadel, ZeusVM) and, in the simulator tests, developed new simulators targeting the following functionalities: Cookie stealer, In-memory Keylogger, SpyEye webinject, hook via not exported functions, hook via page exception, hook via debug register, remove hook protection and inline hooking.

The software we tested was:

  • Kaspersky Internet Security
  • Webroot SecureAnywhere

Our award signifies that the tested safe browsers can protect online banking transactions and e-shopping on a computer which is infected with active financial malware. The safe browsers will prevent the malware from stealing credit card data or modifying the online banking transaction.

Award ceremony at Kaspersky Labs in Budapest. Zoltan Balazs, CTO of MRG Effitas (left) with Vyacheslav Zakorzhevsky, Head of Kasperksy Labs’ Anti-Malware team and Evgeny Vovk (far right), Kaspersky’s Head of External Benchmarking and Technology Positioning.

Online Banking Award for Webroot

About the MRG Effitas Online Banking/Browser Security Award trophy

Or trophy is shaped like a shield with a coin bearing the Effitas logo positioned on a pedestal behind it. The focus can be on the shield or on the coin resting on the pedestal. The shield symbolizes protection and security, while the coin symbolizes value and wealth. The shape can also be interpreted as an open shell in which a coin is shown instead of a pearl. The carbon fibre frame on the shield and the pedestal symbolizes the use of advanced technology, security and safety. The award was designed by IndividuARCHT, Hungary.

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