Recent News - ESET’s child protection and Mac security solutions awarded for best balance of detection, usability and speed


2017-08-16

ESET products for online child protection and for Mac security have been certified in the latest comparatives by the world’s leading security software testers AV-Comparatives.

Mac Security Review & Test

There is a common misconception that macOS systems do not face the same threats as others. However, we know that Macs are not malware-proof as the legacy stated. Just recently we have been witnesses of various type of malware infiltrating this platform – from the most recent FruitFly to crypto-ransomware locking users out of their data. 

Designed specifically for macOS, ESET Cyber Security Pro is a fully featured security product that allows users to browse the internet safely, eliminating all types of threats, including viruses, worms and spyware. Its Anti-Phishing solution ensures sensitive personal data such as usernames, passwords and banking details are protected from fake websites masquerading as trustworthy ones. ESET Cyber Security Pro comes fully certified and recommended by AV-Comparatives, who praised the program’s ability to scan individual files, easy access and parental controls. In the test, ESET solution received very high detection on Mac malware combined with 100% detection of Windows malware.

In its assessment of ESET Cyber Security Pro, AV-Comparatives also identified the straightforward set-up of the software. With ESET, a user can easily install the antivirus software once and forget it’s there as the solution offers uninterrupted protection as the program runs in the background, and only asks for the user‘s attention when necessary. It will also identify potentially unwanted applications that usually require the user’s consent before installation.

In addition, AV-Comparatives addressed Mac users’ concerns that third-party security software would slow down their PC, confirming that the solution did not impact performance during daily operations nor did it reduce internet speed.

Keeping children safe online


AV-Comparatives highly rated ESET Parental Control for Android, awarding it the AV-Comparatives Approved Parental Control Award for 2017. Worldwide, only three parental control solutions were able to enter the testing and certify as the Approved product, including ESET solution.

The program keeps children safe from adult websites and safeguards them from online content that promotes gambling or weapons. Having tested the effectiveness of the parental control software against 2,000 websites with potentially inappropriate content for children, AV-Comparatives found that ESET’s solution blocked 98% of sites that featured adult content.

ESET Parental Control for Android enables a parent help their child navigate online safely, manage what apps and websites they use, and decide – together – what is appropriate for them to access. The software provides a very wide range of website categories that can be monitored and/or blocked, and allows parents to effectively control which apps their children use and at what times.

ESET Parental Control for Android was also praised for being child friendly, particularly in its design and SOS message feature, which allows children to send their location by text to their parents. Andreas Clementi, CEO at AV-Comparatives, stated, “We liked the SOS message feature, and the very child-friendly messages shown on the screen that explain what the program is doing.”

“Everyone – whether they use a Mac or device with another operating system, or whether they are 6 years old or 56 years old – should be able to use and explore the great opportunities of the internet safely and securely, without fear of becoming a victim of cybercrime,” said Branislav Styk, Head of Product Management at ESET. “We pride ourselves on building quality, complex solutions to ensure our customers can browse the web worry free, and to be recognized by AV-Comparatives in this way is credit to the work experts at ESET do.”

 


 

About ESET
ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning ESET NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 26 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 80th VB100 award in June 2013, ESET NOD32 technology holds the record number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. In addition, ESET NOD32 technology holds the longest consecutive string of the VB100 awards of any AV vendor. ESET has also received a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other testing organisations and reviews. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security®, ESET Cyber Security® (solution for Mac), ESET® Mobile Security and IT Security for Business are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

ESET recently updated its two-factor authentication (2FA) application, adding a secure validation to weak and static user passwords. This updated version of ESET’s 2FA application provides flexibility and deeper integration of 2FA into bespoke applications, making it the best cost-effective solutions for SMBs everywhere.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Jena (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia) and an extensive partner network for more than 180 countries. For more information visit http://eset.version-2.sg/ or follow us on Facebook.

 

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which includes Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

For more information, please visit www.version-2.com.sg or call (65) 6296-4268.

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