SentryBay has launched PhishLock, a real-time solution which protects users of a company’s web site from phishing attacks.
PhishLock offers protection in real-time and can operate in the cloud, putting a stop to online identify theft, lowering fraud costs and preventing disruption to web services, while protecting brands and corporate reputations. The software operates on the end user client, or in the cloud.
Unlike traditional anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-phishing solutions which rely on identifying malware or black lists which become out-of-date almost instantly, SentryBay’s solutions detect virtually 100% of spyware and phishing attacks from the second they are launched, protecting against “zero-day’ attacks.
PhishLock is individually “trained” to recognise key features of a company’s website. When a user loads a web page PhishLock checks it is not the company’s official web page and analyses the page content. If the site is deemed to be illegitimately mimicking the company site, PhishLock will overlay a warning web page, automatically preventing the user from entering personal information, such as log in details and credit card numbers. This is a more specialised and timely approach to defeating phishing attacks than other methods, including heuristics.
PhishLock immediately alerts the organisation of the phishing attack so steps can be taken to shut it down. This happens automatically when the first user loads a phishing web site – without the need for anyone to report or discover it.