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Yaphank firm introduces new malware fighter

ECCT's Yaphank headquarters building.

ECCT's Yaphank headquarters building. Photo Credit: Handout

ECCT, a Yaphank software company serving credit unions, has teamed up with an Atlanta company to provide systems that block hackers using "advanced evasion techniques" to insert sasser, conficker and other malware, viruses and worms.

ECCT, founded in 1992 to work with Long Island credit unions, now has more than 500 clients in 41 states.

Its Georgia-based partner, Stonesoft, is credited with discovering the new hacking techniques that can evade many firewalls. 

ECCT will install the StoneGate system in 50 small banks this year, the companies said in a Wednesday news release.

"Financial institutions are facing greater security threats, and we needed to guarantee protection against those threats without breaking our client's budgets," EECT chief executive Gerard Heege Jr. said in the news release. "The threat landscape is becoming more sophisticated and our clients' networks are getting more complex."

Photo: EECT complex in Yaphank.

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