Leading Online Banking Browser Security Efficacy Assessor Awards Certification to Wontok SafeCentral

Sydney & Palm Beach Gardens, FL - 18 December 2014

Fourth Consecutive Certification from MRG Effitas Proves Wontok’s Superiority Against Advanced Financial Malware Threats

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. 

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.”

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