Agreed on Point #1 especially. Advanced user medium mode can afford more protection from malware-infested ads, but not websites. Not its job. But how many people actually know of and use uBO this way? Learning curve is simple with some trial and error. I can usually un-break a site with 1 or two clicks. Really only some built-in filters needed. No big deal.IMO uBlock Origin shouldnt be there, it is a wide-spectrum blocker (the best) and can improve the security by a very large margin, but it isnt a traditional security extension made to block zero day malware download.
For me the winner is Malwarebytes Browser Extension, the reason for that is because CheckPoint is a paid solution, more akin to FortiCloud Sandbox class of product.
Who the hell uses uBlock Origin to block malware?/QUOTE]
There's a bunch of people here who use it for that purpose. Malicious URL filtering. It's very inefficient.
The vast majority of phishing sites are taken down within 48 hours. So by the time they would be reported and added to a list, the site has already been taken down.That being said, how many here have run into a phishing site unknowingly?
Ad blocking makes sense. Anything else is a waste of resources. But the browser extension crazed forum members won't agree with that... no matter what kind of evidence is provided.
All the focus is upon how much an extension blocks, but that kind of testing never acknowledges reality - which is the fact that people very rarely end up on one of the sites in the lists.
Web content filtering protection is like 1 in 100,000 protection. Not effective and not efficient.
1. uBO is primarily an ad blocker with very limited malicious domain blocking capabilities.Who the hell uses uBlock Origin to block malware? I use it to cosmetically remove ads. That being said, how many here have run into a phishing site unknowingly? I've never in my life run into a phishing site.
I respect your opinion, but I'd rather rely on CheckPoint than on American companies, Edward Snowden, who says that, in addition to other minds around the world, the EUA is number 1 in spying on everyone elseCheckPoint, Bastion of Unit8200 talent. Zone Alarm back channel stealing data off systems, etc. Checkpoint has likely been weaponized by the IDF and someone has to be a masochist to use it.
US Govt. has massive budgets and can do significant levels of spying on the entire planet. For US Citizens, the use of such data is limited, if not impossible so it serves them no purpose in most cases as while they can collect the data, they cannot utilize it because it isn't paired with actionable intelligence to authorize it. It's also a violation of the US Constitution. For anyone not a US Citizen, those protections aren't in place and the data is a free for all for the most part. Also remember, contractors and public domain intelligence aren't as well protected so that's almost a free for all. There are 'ways' around restrictions, such as CIA operations on US Soil is proxied by a rep from the FBI fronting the activity at the behest of, etc.I respect your opinion, but I'd rather rely on CheckPoint than on American companies, Edward Snowden, who says that, in addition to other minds around the world, the EUA is number 1 in spying on everyone else
AV lab tests do not provide generic protection results. I don't know why people cannot grasp this fundamental fact. AV lab test results apply only to the specific test(s) performed using the specific samples\simulators used in the tests.although I believe in their tests, I suspect they are always sponsored by a vendor
for example, in previous tests, Arcabit was always top of the list but in the hub, it was average
in this test, they used a lot of words to describe Checkpoint but not anything else + checkpoint requires an external hardware to work so it's unfair for other standalone extensions
and how does avast online security block exe? It can never block exe. That's fact because that's how it works
I am the product manager in Check Point for the endpoint security products (including SandBlast Agent and SandBlast Agent for Browsers).
I want to assure you that we did not sponsor this test in any way. Actually, I, as a product manager was not even aware of this test until it was published.
Also, the solution does not require any hardware appliances as it can rely on a cloud service. However, the extension is provided as a part of our SandBlast Agent solution which provides very advanced EP threat prevention capabilities in addition to the browser extension. It does require a license that has some costs associated with it.
Regarding the below post, we are actually considering productizing the extension as a separate product with dedicated enterprise grade cloud management and we are looking for some feedback about our plans.
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You are encouraged to approach me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be a part of the product advisory board for this.