Trusteer has announced the launch of a real-time transaction monitoring service that does not require any software to be installed on the endpoint device.

According to the company, Pinpoint enables enterprises, financial institutions and other online service providers to transparently detect immediate threats on the user's machine before allowing them to sign-in or execute transactions.

Trusteer said that Pinpoint uses intelligence gathered from malware command and control servers to detect behaviours associated with infected computers. This information is provided in real-time through an updated cloud service. It claimed that this cloud service performs an entire assessment of machines that request Trusteer to protect web pages.

Pinpoint can be configured to support both manual and automated workflows to respond to malware attacks by sending an email alert to the administrator with information about the end-user and the malware detected, or by having the web application read the results using the Pinpoint API during login or when the user executes a transaction.

Yaron Dycian, vice president of products for Trusteer, said: “Web fraud prevention is a three legged stool that combines detection, protection, and remediation. With the release of Pinpoint, we have added a no-software option for login and transaction monitoring that complements the comprehensive protection and remediation capabilities provided by Rapport.

“Now organisations can deploy multi-layer protection that covers their entire customer base and generates real-time information about malware that can be used to block fraud attempts.”

Matthew Harper, group vice president of client authentication at SunTrust Banks, said: “Layered security is the best approach to help protect against malware related fraud. The combination of Pinpoint with Rapport can provide two different layers of protection for our online treasury manager clients. Pinpoint looks at logins and alerts us to any endpoints that may pose a security risk, while Rapport provides endpoint protection.”