Web security firm Network Intercept today announced the UK launch of its Secure-Me online security and privacy solutions, promising faster browsing and increased protection from identity theft.
Secure-Me, which is being sold in the UK through its namesake reseller, fires up a secure web browser which encrypts all traffic travelling to and from a user's device.
The software also features malware scanning and file encryption capabilities and virtual keyboard and keystroke interference software to thwart hardware and software key-loggers, according to Network Intercept chief marketing officer Jennifer Borun.
"Banks are talking about buying the chips or the application and passing them on free to their customers," she said.
"The challenge is that the liability [for fraud] is on the shoulders of the bank or business, but responsibility is in the hands of the user, so this is another way to help the banks and other companies get a hold on security."
The solution can be bought on a USB device for PC and Mac which works on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS X, or downloaded for Android, iPhone, Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms and PC desktops.
"Secure-Me offers protection for users no matter where they are - on the desktop, mobile phone or in an internet café," said Borun.
All updates are pushed down to the application from the cloud, while zero-day threat protection is enhanced by functionality which sends any risky looking files to the cloud where they are executed remotely in a quarantined environment.
A spin-off benefit of the proprietary data compression technology used in the product means that browsing speeds can be improved by as much as three times, according to Network Intercept.
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