The new scanner is designed to prevent smartphone phishing attacks and is launched in partnership with Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic
ESDS Software Solutions, a managed hybrid cloud service provider has announced the launch of MTvScan 2.0, the latest version of its popular ‘Malware Threats & Vulnerability Scanner’ already in use by India’s leading public sector banks and other e-commerce websites.
The new version is equipped with deep-scanning technology that is designed to prevent smartphone-based phishing scams, similar to the recent Jet Airways free tickets phishing scam.
The MTvScan from ESDS has been adopted by close to 10,000 high-traffic websites belonging to banks like State Bank of India, Canara Bank, UBI, SIDBI, and MUDRA Bank, government departments and enterprises like HCL and Tata group of companies.
“Phishing and hacking attacks have evolved significantly over time, and have necessitated the invention of ‘deep-scanning’ technologies that power the MTvScan 2.0. The new version is hack-proof and is designed to assure full cyber-security to the digital presences of Indian banks, government departmentsand large enterprises, as it intelligently removes vulnerabilities in applications or databases,” said Piyush Somani, Founder and MD of ESDS.
MTvScan 2.0 can reliably tackle modern phishing attacks. The recent Jet Airways‘ free tickets’ scam circulating on WhatsApp was first caught by MTvScan, which immediately notified all affected users to get their passwords changed if they had opened the spoof link. The tool detects more than 90 types of threats and vulnerabilities in popular online web applications. Nearly all of these vulnerabilities can be exploited by hackers to hack into a website or secure database remotely. Further, MTvScan also tracks online conversations and notifies CISOs about any possible phishing attacks. The unique features of MTvScan include Content Monitoring, URL monitoring and Phishing attacks prediction.
“Cyber security is one of the biggest pain points for all Indian businesses with an online presence. It is also an ever-escalating battle with newer vulnerabilities and exploits releasing on a constant basis. This is why we are delighted to launch MTvScan2.0 with ESDS; and are confident that this new tool will be an important asset in fighting cyber crimes. Our partnership with ESDS is built on a shared culture and we remain committed to nurturing it over a long-term,” said Tarun Seth, Managing Director of Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic.
Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic has a special focus on emerging IT security demands in India.
“Cyber criminals today focus almost exclusively on getting access to valuable data; knowing well that they can trade this data for cash or crypto currencies. This is why tools like MTvScan are hugely valuable as they can help identify loopholes and vulnerabilities before these can be exploited,” said Anuj Gupta, CEO of Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic and leader of the company’s security practice.