Safe Money, Kaspersky Lab’s technology for protecting online payments, has once again earned the recognition of international experts, with MRG Effitas awarding the technology its highest accolade: the Online Banking/Browser Security Award 2014-15.
The technology has been awarded on the basis of its performance in four quarterly tests.
Unlike most independent labs that conduct comparative tests of security solutions, MRG Effitas assesses the reliability and efficiency of specific protection against financial threats. They regularly analyse the latest versions of specialised software that secures transactions and universal solutions that integrate financial security technologies. In particular, the lab has examined Safe Money, a technology incorporated into Kaspersky Internet Security. According to the four quarterly reports from Q2, 2014 to Q1, 2015, this technology has proved to be one of the most effective – demonstrating excellent results in all four studies and being awarded MRG Effitas Certified status.
To ensure a level playing-field for all applications, some tests required Kaspersky Internet Security to run with all its subsystems disabled apart from Safe Money. Even that could not prevent the product from successfully blocking all threats.
“Not every security technology can effectively combat current financial cyberthreats. Even fewer are able to cope with this task consistently in the face of an ever-changing threat landscape. Safe Money is constantly, from test to test, proving its effectiveness. That is why we are pleased to grant Kaspersky Lab the Online Banking/Browser Security Award”, said Sveta Miladinov, the founder and CEO of MRG Effitas.
Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, said, “Independent specialized tests are very useful for both customers and developers alike. I’m pleased that our solutions have returned good results in near-real-world conditions. It’s long been clear that protection on the Internet can’t be just a matter of basic antivirus alone; it’s also very important to have other things fully secured too, like for example one’s finances.”