Consumers need specialist phishing protection
Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) January 31, 2007
FraudWatch International, an Australian based Anti-Phishing Company has recently released its powerful consumer phishing protection software, FWI Fraud Shield.
In the wake of recent Australian Internet banking fraud loss reports, FWI Fraud Shield provides peace of mind online identity theft protection for consumers who shop and bank online.
FWI Fraud Shield works as an add-in to the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser. It provides a multi-layered solution that protects from online identity theft by warning a user if they navigate to a known or unknown phishing website. FWI Fraud Shield utilizes a sophisticated heuristics detection engine, in combination with a comprehensive blacklist of known phishing websites.
The powerful heuristics within the software work silently in the background, using minimal system resources to analyse each website visited. This technology provides zero-hour protection ensuring users are protected even before a website is added to any blacklist.
Phishing is becoming more advanced, and also more difficult for users to spot a scam. FraudWatch International CEO, Mr. Trent Youl states, "Whilst one member of a household may be able to spot a phishing email or website, FWI Fraud Shield provides protection for the entire family. Too many consumers think it won't happen to them, or it's not their problem - the bank will reimburse any losses. Consumers must realise the stress and inconvenience placed on their families if their bank account is cleaned out. Consumers must take some responsibility for protecting their bank account login credentials."
FWI Fraud Shield has been released after a successful beta trial. "Consumers need specialist phishing protection," Mr. Youl stated. FraudWatch International specialises in Anti-Phishing Solutions, for both banks and consumers. "We know phishing; we are one of only a few companies in the world that specialises on phishing. Other security software companies may offer token phishing protection, which is only an add-on to their main software focus."
As primarily a solution for consumers, the FWI Fraud Shield will also be available for OEM partnerships, offering the technology for use in other security programs.
A free 14-day trial of FWI Fraud Shield can be downloaded at http://www.fraudwatchinternational.com/fraud_shield/
About FraudWatch International
FraudWatch International Pty Ltd is a privately owned Internet Security company based in Melbourne, Australia. FraudWatch International's core business is 'phishing fraud prevention,' providing a variety of anti-phishing products and services to protect consumers and business and currently protects over 100 million Internet Users worldwide.
FraudWatch International uniquely focuses on phishing Fraud. Although other Internet Security companies recognise phishing as a security threat, most regard phishing as secondary to their core business. We report the latest detected phishing incidents daily, providing the largest list of phishing incidents available on the Internet today, illustrating our authority on phishing fraud.
Our Security Operations Centre provides 24/7 phishing monitoring, detection and site take-down services for clients who are the targets of phishing attacks. We also offer a Phishing URL Data Feed to allow companies to block end users from visiting known phishing sites.