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INFOTECH: SentryBay Neutralises Two Biggest Internet Threats


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LOCAL software security specialist and SentryBay partner, J2 Software, has announced that the SentryBay Data Protection Suite focuses on neutralising the two greatest threats to internet users – key logging spyware and phishing attacks. These two attack methods are the cause of almost 95% of all data stolen from PC users.

J2 Software managing director John Mc Loughlin believes SentryBay is the best kept secret in internet security. “SentryBay solves the problem of identity theft and stops phishing with patented technology. By protecting against key logging and screen captures every time you enter data online, and by preventing phishing sites from loading in your browser, the SentryBay Data protection Suite provides safe, secure browsing.”

The Data Protection Suite is not designed to replace anti-virus, anti-spyware or other desktop Internet security suites, but to supplement them by providing focused protection for all data entered into websites. Independent tests have verified that the unique and proactive nature of SentryBay’s solution means that it protects against brand new threats better than any other solution, counteracting the weak points of conventional desktop anti-virus security software.

Mc Loughlin says by installing SentryBay Data Protection Suite, one is deploying the most comprehensive, real-time data protection available for users of the web. “SentryBay Data Protection Suite provides Anti-Phishing, the software prevents identity and data theft by identifying whenever a user navigates to a scam phishing site.”

It prevents the site from loading, thus safeguarding you from entering confidential data into these web pages. Your software is trained to recognise popular phishing targets. Whenever you attempt to navigate to a phishing page, you are warned through a message in your browser,” he explains.

The SentryBay Data Protection Suite protects the data that one enters online from being harvested by key loggers. Key loggers are forms of Spyware or Trojans that monitor one’s computer activities and covertly record the keystrokes entered by a user. Criminals use key loggers to steal people’s identity, usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, banking details, SSN, etc.

The anti-key logging features of this software work on multiple levels of one’s operating system and are far more powerful in terms of protecting data than those measures employed by conventional anti-virus solutions,” he adds.

Many key logging Trojans also have a screen capture facility enabling data to be stolen from online keypads, drop down menus etc. The SentryBay Data Protection Suite prevents Trojans from stealing sensitive information by preventing them taking pictures of your screen. Once again, this feature ensures that users are far safer browsing the net than if they merely have conventional anti-virus software installed.

He says one of the main anti-key logging measures of the SentryBay Data Protection Suite is that anything one enters into the web fields in the browser is automatically scrambled, it is replaced with fake random characters. “The green display shows these scrambled characters as you enter data. This is what any key logger in your computer would pick up - not your real key entries. When you see the scrambler working, you know your key entries are being protected.”

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