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First line of surfing protection

Today, new Web threats come not from sites built to host malicious content, but also from legitimate sites that have been compromised. Haute Secure uses a variety of tools to prevent first-victim online attacks.

A safe Web-surfing product, Haute Secure is out of beta and available for both Internet Explorer and Firefox. Founded in 2006 by former Microsoft security engineers, Haute Secure hopes to distinguish itself in a crowded field including Grisoft Linkscanner and Finjan SecureBrowsing. Today, new Web threats come not from sites built to host malicious content, but also from legitimate sites that have been compromised.

While we were pleased with the active threat detection within Haute Secure, newly active phishing sites without embedded malicious content did slip through. Older phishing sites were blocked. Haute Secure is free to download for home use; businesses will be charged to have their Web pages checked for malicious code. At the moment there is little technical support offered beyond a few FAQs and a users forum.

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