Fourth Consecutive Certification from MRG Effitas Proves Wontok’s Superiority Against Advanced Financial Malware Threats
SYDNEY, Australia and PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – 17 December 2014 – Wontok, Inc. an innovator of malware prevention solutions for endpoints, cloud and network providers announces MRG Effitas, the leading testing and assessors for online banking, browser and cloud security awards Wontok SafeCentral Q3 2014 certification. Wontok SafeCentral for online financial transactions and remote endpoints has once again passed all tests necessary to receive certification for the latest MRG Effitas Online Banking Security Simulation. Wontok is one of only four vendors out of the 18 security software solutions tested to receive the Q3 2014 certification. MRG Effitas provides cutting edge assessment and assurance services for security product efficacy. The latest tests were conducted on MRG’s upgraded testing environment hosted in an IBM SoftLayer data center with real world scenarios that map directly to financial Trojans and malware in the wild such as Zeus, Citadel and SpyEye. To find a copy of the report, please visit MRG Effitas site: https://www.mrg-effitas.com/.
In this Q3 2014 Online Banking Security Browser assessment MRG Effitas ran the following tests:
- In the Wild Real Financial Malware Test in which 406 live samples were used. The financial malware inter alia, the following: ZeuS (ZeuS P2P, Ice IX, KINS, Power ZeuS, Ramnit, Licat, Murofet, ZeuS Tasks), Citadel, SpyEye and Zberp, Dyre.
- New MRG Effitas’ ‘Real World’ Botnet Test which acquired leaked builders from real financial malware (ZeuS, Citadel, SpyEye) in the safe SoftLayer environment.
- API Hooking Simulator Test measures the protection capabilities against zero day threats. MRG Effitas used 4 different methods for the process injection phase.
Adam Tegg, CEO, Wontok states “These real-world based tests by MRG Effitas are required to stay one step ahead of crimeware. Once again Wontok SafeCentral demonstrates that our safe browser approach leads in preventing zero day and advanced malware threats from data exfiltration – that is, illicitly copying or extracting data – where traditional antivirus security solutions fall short.”
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Wontok, Inc. has operations in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. Wontok delivers proven data security solutions that are secure by design and fill the gaps left by conventional security offerings. With Wontok’s added layer of security businesses, government organizations and consumers can have confidence that their online commerce and communications are secure and their data is safe.
Wontok is dedicated towards delivering security solutions in each active market segment and actively invests in solution R&D to enhance its existing arsenal of advanced security technologies. Wontok was recognized by Virus Bulletin’s VB Lab Experts in the VB100 August 2014 and December 2013 comparatives for technical expertise in advanced malware prevention with top rankings. Wontok SafeCentral™ has received 2013 and Q2 2014 Certifications for real world Online Banking Browser Security Efficacy.
Wontok delivers its world-class data security solutions, Wontok ONE™ and Wontok SafeCentral™, through value add distributors, systems integrators, ISPs, MNOs, Telcos and other value-added channel partners. To learn more, please visit: https://www.wontok.com/
Wontok is a registered trademark of Wontok in Australia, and the subject of pending applications in various countries worldwide. SafeCentral is a registered trademark of Wontok in the USA and subject of pending applications in various countries.
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