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AV-Comparatives publishes Anti-Phishing Certification Test – AVAST, FORTINET and KASPERSKY certified

AV-Comparatives released the results of the anti-phishing certification test. This qualification test is the most comprehensive anti-phishing test available.

AV-Comparatives publishes test results of security companies passing the 2018 phishing challenge

The independent security software tester AV-Comparatives released the 2018 results of the yearly anti-phishing certification test. This yearly qualification test is the most comprehensive and challenging anti-phishing test available.

Relevance of specialized Anti-Phishing protection

Phishing is an attempt to obtain sensitive personal or financial information such as usernames, passwords, credit card and banking details for malicious and fraudulent purpose by posing as a reputable entity or person. Phishing attempts typically contain a message (the bait) in a trustworthy look and feel containing a link (the hook) to a malicious website.

Three security vendors pass the 2018 challenge – Avast, Fortinet, Kaspersky

Security products passing the challenge have proven to successfully block at least 90% of malicious URL’s. These URL’s were fresh and active phishing campaigns, which we collected, verified and analyzed through our real-world malware testing environment. The freshness of our test set is what makes our phishing protection test so challenging and unique.

The follwing vendors reached the certification:

Avast
Fortinet
Kaspersky

Read the full report here!

Read the full test methodolgy here!