Boston, November 20, 2012 – A new report from Aite Group provides an overview of secure browser technology and evaluates the solutions offered by six of the leading, global vendors in the space.
In response to the ever-growing variety of malware actively targeting financial institutions, regulators are advocating multiple layers of security, consisting of different, complementary technologies that protect against the wide variety of attack vectors. Secure browsing technology is emerging as a critical tool in the arsenal of financial institutions engaging in the global fight against cybercrime. Secure browsing technology consists of a piece of software or a hardware device that resides on the end user’s computer and creates a secure session, protected from malware and other threats that may already be present on a computer or mobile device.
“Online malware threats are growing at a frightening pace—the 92 million unique strains of malware detected in Q1 2012 represent a 20% increase over Q3 2011,” says Julie Conroy, research director with Aite Group and co-author of this report. “Financial institutions and their customers need to be more vigilant than ever and continue to deploy their own front-line techniques to protect their financial information.”
“In selecting a secure browser technology, financial institutions should select a vendor committed to ongoing invention,” adds David Albertazzi, senior analyst with Aite Group and co-author of this report. “Criminals’ pace of innovation is rapid, so it is important to choose a vendor that dedicates significant resources to advancing its solution set.”
Secure browser technology vendors profiled in this report are AhnLab, Gemalto, Kobil, Marble Cloud, ThreatMetrix, and Trusteer.
This 31-page Impact Report contains six figures and 13 tables. Clients of Aite Group’s Retail and Wholesale Banking services can download the report.