NSS Labs: Internet Explorer 9 is the most secure browser

NSS Labs research shows that Internet Explorer 9 is able to either block or warn against 99% of socially-engineered malware.

According to NSS Labs,

With a unique URL blocking score of 94% and over-time protection rating of 99%, Internet Explorer 9 was by far the best at protecting users against socially-engineered malware.

Internet Explorer leads the industry in providing protection from socially-engineered attacks.

Jason Miller of Shavlik Technologies, a global leader in simplifying the complexity of IT management, notes that with the recent NSS findings, “Microsoft is showing, with their current browser technologies, that security for end user browsing is important to them.”

Through its SmartScreen technology, Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 Beta help protect customers by detecting and blocking websites that distribute socially-engineered malware and phishing attacks. The difference in performance between IE8 and IE9 above comes from the addition of innovative features such as SmartScreen Application Reputation.

This new feature for Internet Explorer 9 adds an additional layer of protection by warning users when they attempt to download a higher risk application.

Click to download Internet Explorer 9 Beta to see how you can enjoy a more beautiful, fast and trusted web experience.

Source: WindowsTeamBlog.

Advertisements

3 responses to this post.

  1. […] a previous post, NSS lab research released a study, which reported that Internet Explorer is the industry leader in […]

    Reply

  2. […] conference, Microsoft announced the launch of the latest iteration of the world’s most-used and secure browser Windows Internet Explorer 9 in 40 languages and its available for download at the Microsoft […]

    Reply

  3. […] According to a recent analysis conducted by NSS Labs, Internet Explorer 9 tops the chart when compared to other browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, when it comes to blocking social engineering attacks. In a report last year, NSS Labs research shows that IE9 is able to either block or warn against 99% of socially-engineered malware. […]

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: