E-commerce security service scans consumers' PCs

Panda Software service designed for banks and merchants

Panda Software Wednesday unveiled a service that lets banks and online merchants scan a consumer's PC in memory for a few seconds to determine if resident malware could pose a threat to the e-commerce exchange.

Panda Security for Internet Transactions is a managed in-the-cloud service that relies on Panda's ability to identify malware through both signature and behavior patterns. It works through an ActiveX-based scan to the consumer's PC. "For business-to-consumer Web sites, it uses a 200K ActiveX [code] downloaded to the endpoint," says Gary Leibowitz, general manager at Panda.

He says Bankinter, a bank in Spain, is the first to use the service.

If the scan discovers malware on the consumer PC, a number of response options are available to the bank or merchant using the service.

"The bank can decide to stop the transaction or send an alert," says Leibowitz. The service does not involve deleting code from the consumer's PC.

Pricing starts at US$1.50 per user.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Ellen Messmer

Network World
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?