MRG Effitas awarded Kaspersky Lab for an outstanding protection of online

MRG Effitas awarded Kaspersky Lab its highest accolade for the development of reliable security technology for online banking.

As you may know, Kaspersky Lab solutions are regularly qualified as the best by a great number of independent security tests. Recently MRG Effitas awarded Kaspersky Lab’s technology for online banking protection with its highest accolade, OnlineBanking/Browser Security Award.


Researchers examined Kaspersky Lab solutions for four quarters in 2014-2015. Safe Money, a technology incorporated into Kaspersky Internet Security, provided the high quality protection for online banking operations. It was acknowledged to be one of the most reliable and thus awarded with the MRG Effitas Certified status.

About Safe Money: One of the key security technologies that ensures multi-level protection for the user’s online financial activity. Kaspersky solutions use it while checking the computer for malware, ensuring that the payment site is authentic and safeguarding transactions.

MRG Effitas experts regularly examine the latest versions of specialized and universal software that secure transactions. The last series of test continued for 12 months. All this time researchers were using different methods and approaches to evaluate the protection quality from different perspectives.

In the beginning of the research security solutions had to combat the collections of recently-discovered, active financial malware, and to prevent any leakage of payment data during transactions made from already-infected systems that were designed to imitate the most commonly-seen botnets.

In Q2 2014 the researchers continued bombarding security solutions simulating a Man-in-The-Middle attack. In Q3 2014 and Q1 2015 they tried to deceive security systems by redirecting API calls.

Round out the picture, in Q4 2014 they attempted to bypass browser protection with the help of Windows Application Compatibility and the Windows AppInit DLL method.

Besides, Kaspersky Internet Security was put to additional test: for several operations MRG Effitas experts ran KIS with all its subsystems disabled apart from Safe Money. Even that could not prevent the product from successfully blocking all threats in the test!

By the way, this is not the first time when Kaspersky Lab solutions receive the highest awards from MRG Effitas. For example, in 2013 Kaspersky Internet Security also demonstrated excellent quality and high protection level.

MRG Effitas experts recognized both the high performance during the tests and high protection quality that are consistently proved by Kaspersky solutions during every test, in spite of an ever-changing threat landscape.