Recent News - ESET Launches Fifth Generation of Flagship Products: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 and ESET Smart Security 5


2011-09-13

BRATISLAVA - September 13, 2011 - ESET, the leader in proactive protection against cyber-threats, today announces the launch of its flagship products ESET Smart Security 5 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5.

The latest generation of the company’s home user products offers even more advanced detection technology and multi-layered security features. ESET has been pioneering security solutions against malware since 1992 and has been awarded with the highest consecutive number of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards.

ESET has been the security solutions against malware pioneer since 1992 and has been commended with the highest consecutive number of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards.

Even before its release, testing versions of the fifth generation of our flagship security solutions have been downloaded more than four million times. After thorough testing and months of development, we are now proud to present our customers with completely new ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 and ESET Smart Security 5 products,” says Richard Marko, CEO, ESET. “With the new technologies we are incorporating into the product like ESET Live Grid and our Advanced HIPS, we will be providing an even more comprehensive protection than ever before. At ESET, we always strive to deliver technologically advanced products employing the latest innovations. At the moment we are already working on developing future generations of our security solutions.”

ESET Smart Security 5 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 offers various new and improved features. The top five features are:
 

ESET Live Grid, cloud-based reputation and protection technology
There has been revolutionary change in what used to be called ThreatSense.Net - ESET’s cloud-based malware collection system that utilizes data from ESET solutions users worldwide. The technology is now named ESET Live Grid and offers optimization of scanning based on the whitelisting of "safe" files. Cloud-based reputation is yet another method used by the latest generation of ESET products to determine whether a particular object is secure or not. The result is enhanced precision in detecting threats along with increased speed of scanning.

 

New Removable Media Control, with more granular control of external devices
As shown by regular ESET threat statistics month after month, removable media is now used increasingly to spread viruses and malware. When plugged-in, a USB media can transfer a hidden virus, affecting computers without the need for internet access. The Removable Media Control feature automatically prompts the user to scan the content of all flash drives (USB, SD), firewire, CDs and DVDs, so that specific threats can be blocked from trying to get through to the system through the media devices. Users can block/allow removable media, based on the type of media, manufacturer, size and other attributes. In addition, permissions can be set to blocked, read-only or read/write access. They can be set either for a specific user or groups of users. User can decide to block the access and setup a whitelist of “allowed” USBs.

 

Parental Control (ESET Smart Security 5 only)
Parental Control allows sites that may contain potentially offensive material with pre-defined website categories to be blocked. The user can set up a “role” for each user account, each with its own set of default website categories that are allowed or disabled during browsing.

 

Advanced Host-based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS)
HIPS offers another layer of security and allows tech savvy users to customize the behavior of the whole system and each part. User can define rules or system registry, processes, applications and files.

 

Gamer Mode
Gamers will appreciate the Gamer Mode that switches to silent mode and disables pop ups to conserve system resources and enhance the gaming experience. This results in uninterrupted playing or focus on tasks running in full screen mode. "Great performance and no effects on game's quality: these are the two principal points which matter in the selection of AV software - that is why I trust ESET," says Marcel "k1llsen" Paul, e-sports gamer in the top gaming league ESC in Germany.


ESET customers will benefit from improved usability and graphic user interface for a new user experience which is more intuitive, transparent and easy to navigate.

Please visit the following product pages for further features and benefits:
ESET Smart Security 5
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5

 

About ESET
ESET develops software solutions that deliver instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. ESET pioneered and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, its flagship product, consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing and is the foundational product that builds out the ESET product line to include ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and an extremely small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. Both products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessary large size found in some solutions. This means faster scanning that doesn’t slow down computers or networks. Sold in more than 160 countries, ESET has worldwide production headquarters in Bratislava, SK and worldwide distribution headquarters in San Diego, U.S. ESET also has offices in Bristol, U.K.; Buenos Aires, AR; Prague, CZ; and is globally represented by an extensive partner network. For more information, visit our local office at http://www.eset.com.sg.

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.

Version 2 Singapore Pte Ltd is the local office of Version 2 Limited.
For more information, please visit http://www.version-2.com.sg/ or call (65) 6296-4268.

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