We are delighted to announce that the recipients of the MRG Effitas Online Banking/Browser Security Award 2018/19 are Kaspersky (Kaspersky Internet Security), ESET (ESET Internet Security), Bitdefender (Bitdefender Internet Security) and Avira (Avira Antivirus Pro).

We presented the coveted award to the vendors at this year’s Hacktivity Conference this Friday 25th October.

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.

To receive the award, the tested products passed our relevant In-The-Wild financial malware and botnet tests in quarters two, three and four of 2018 and quarter one of 2019.

Norbert Biro, CTO of MRG Effitas, said,

“This award provides feedback to its recipients about how their products perform in comparison to others within the financial malware landscape. In the tests over 4 quarters the products have to pass to earn this award, we use fresh and valid malware samples, and we continually monitor the financial malware families and global trends, so we hope this award means a lot to its recipients.”

MRG Effitas CEO Chris Pickard added,

“To pass a quarterly banking certification is an achievement, so to win this award is outstanding. Our assessments are increasingly being used by major consultancies to assess the value of IT security vendors preparatory to sale, so this recognition has now taken on another level of significance for some of the vendors who earn it. Our warmest congratulations to the winners.”