Opera Software ha annunciato l'inizio di una partnership con Haute Secure, azienda leader nella protezione degli attacchi mediante software malware proveniente dal Web, mirata a ridurre i rischi ed i pericoli che si accompagnalo alla navigazione nel World Wide Web. Infatti, Opera Software includerà nella prossima release 9.5 del suo noto browser la tecnologia Fraud Protection di Haute Secure che protegge gli utenti da spiacevoli eventi, quali il download di software infetto mirato al furto di dati personali e riservati, come il numero di una carta di credito e le password per l'accesso a interfacce web ricervate.
In accordo a Jon von Tetzchner, CEO di Opera, la sua azienda è fortemente motivata per "garantire la sicurezza di chiunque scarichi Opera" mentre per Steve Anderson, co-fondatore di Haute Secure, "gli utenti di Internet oggi sono esposti come non mai ai Web threat" e che "l'allenaza con Opera servirà a proteggere oltre 20 milioni di navigatori".
Opera and Haute Secure partner to protect consumers from next-generation Web-based threats
Oslo, Norway and Seattle — June 6,
Opera Software today announced a new partnership with Haute Secure, the leader in Web-based threat protection. This
partnership broadens Opera’s industry leading Fraud Protection by incorporating Haute Secure’s advanced prevention technology to shield consumers from
malware, malicious software hidden throughout the Web. Available in Opera 9.5, the upcoming new version of Opera’s Web browser, Fraud Protection featuring
HauteSecure technology prevents users from accidentally or unknowingly downloading rogue malware designed to steal personal data such as credit card numbers,
passwords and other identity information.
“When someone downloads Opera, we make a commitment to do everything we can to keep them
safe,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. “Today we’ve extended that commitment beyond the browser to protect our users from malware that tries to attack
when they visit a compromised Web page or that they may unintentionally try to download. Haute Secure’s prevention technology is reinventing Web-based threat
detection and we look forward to working together in protecting our users all over the world.”
Together, Opera and Haute Secure block
Web sites known to distribute malware as well as protect Opera users from downloading software from links designed to trigger malicious attacks. The
combination of the industry’s largest database of known malware distributors from Haute Secure and Opera’s Fraud Protection architecture enables Opera users
to secure their entire computers proactively from malware that threatens the security of personal data.
“Malware innovation is morphing
malicious software at a pace so rapid, it makes current security technologies useless in protecting web users from harmful attacks,” said Steve Anderson,
co-founder of Haute Secure. “Today’s web users face more threats than ever before and Haute Secure is solely focused on building best-of-breed malware
protection that prevents users from becoming crime victims just by browsing the Internet. With Opera’s dedication to keeping its users secure, our
partnership is protecting more than 20 million web users from malicious attacks.”
Built specifically to keep consumers safe from
constantly evolving malicious software prolific across the Internet today, Haute Secure delivers the only complete way to protect a user’s personal data from
Web-based malware. In addition to core technology that predicts, warns and protects users from hidden threats, Haute Secure has developed an additional layer
of community protection that harnesses the collective intelligence of partners and users to ensure data security, and now Opera’s community is a part of this
Malware protection powered by Haute Secure is integrated to Opera’s Fraud Protection, and will be available
in the upcoming Opera 9.5. Opera 9.5 will be available free from http://www.opera.com/.Opera’s commitment to
Opera is dedicated to protecting you online. Opera continually evolves its security profile in order to better safeguard you
and your personal data. Opera’s Fraud Protection, powered by Haute Secure, Netcraft and PhishTank, provides near real-time defense against fraudulent Web
sites and malicious software. Opera’s unique architecture allows rapid inclusion of new security technologies as both threats and defenses evolve. By
including technology partners that embrace community-powered identification and defense, Opera’s Fraud Protection allows anyone using Opera to contribute
easily to those communities and improve security for all. To learn more about how Opera keeps you secure, visit http://www.opera.com/security/.
Source: Opera Software Press Release