Great news for home users as ESET launches new internet security products for them

Mr. Parvinder Walia, Sales and Marketing Director, APAC, ESET & Mr. Ravi Lakshman K, CEO, Sakari IT solutions Pvt Ltd..

Mr. Parvinder Walia, Sales and Marketing Director, APAC, ESET & Mr. Ravi Lakshman K, CEO, Sakari IT solutions Pvt Ltd..

A Special Report by Surveshwar Sarvesh

The line of security solutions includes new features to guard against threats like webcam hacking and data theft

ESET launched version10 of its premium line of security solutions for home users on 8th December’2016. Built upon the award-winning NOD32 technology, ESET Smart Security Premium offers the optimal mix of detection, speed and usability. Additionally, the new product provides features that includes ‘ESET Password Manager’ for easier and safer authentication, as well as ‘ESET Secure Data’ for convenient and strong encryption.

Besides ESET Smart Security Premium, users will also be able to make the optimum usage of the brand new ‘ESET Internet Security’. For gamers, the incredible ‘ESET NOD32 Antivirus 10’ remains the ideal suite with enhanced protection and shield against script-based attacks.

“With the increasing trend of digitalization in India from online banking to gaming and entertainment, more than ever users need different layers of protection to safeguard themselves in the cyber world. Our new consumer product portfolio not only provides top notch protection against malware threats, ESET customers can now protect their files, passwords, webcams and even their entire home network,” elucidated Parvinder Walia, Director of Sales and Marketing for Asia Pacific and Japan at ESET.

With the new range of products, ESET highlights the need for privacy when operating PCs and laptops. For instance, ESET Webcam Protection – available with both ESET Smart Security Premium and ESET Internet Security – calibrates access to the camera thus ensuring full protection for the end user. Consumers will be able to monitor, block, or allow processes and applications striving to access the webcam, and switch off the computer’s camera as needed.

“Cyberattacks in India are increasing in size, scope and sophistication. A comprehensive approach to security is becoming essential for customers. We had significant success with ESET Smart Security in the Indian Market. We are excited to launch the ESET Version 10 security solution as we expect the products to benefit the end customer and Channel partners in India” remarked Ravi Lakshman K, CEO, Sakri IT Solutions Private Limited, National Distributor for ESET Products in India.

The ESET Smart Security Premium and Internet Security product portfolio for home users also includes myriad established features such as Banking & Payment Protection, Anti-spyware, Anti-Phishing, Exploit Blocker, advanced Personal Firewall, and the ESET LiveGrid Reputation System.

ESET is also consistently successful in independent tests, having received 98 prestigious VB100 awards for its NOD32 antivirus technology which indubitably happen to be, by far the most received by one product. Recently, ESET Smart Security 9 was certified as the only security solution with 100% protection among all products in SE Labs, Home Anti-Malware Protection test, and received the highest score in the AV-Comparatives’ Performance Test across all tested internet security products. ESET was also found to be undisputed No.1 in Spam Protection, dominating the VB Spam Test and AV-Comparatives Anti-Spam Test.

 

As far as some of the newly incorporated features in version 10 go, they include a ‘Script-Based Attack Protection’ which detects attacks by malicious scripts trying to exploit Windows Power Shell. It also detects malicious JavaScript that can attack via the browser; all major browsers are supported.

The other feature is the ‘Home Network Protection’ which enables users to test home routers vulnerabilities, such as weak passwords or out-of-date firmware, and offers them options for remediation. Besides, it also provides an easy-to-access list of connected devices, with devices categorized by type and shows who’s connected. This helps users see how safe their home networks are. Equally important is the ‘Webcam Protection feature’ which helps control processes and applications that access computer connected web cameras and displays notifications when unwanted applications try to access the camera. 

Then there is ‘ESET Secure Data’ that protects against data theft in the event of USB-key or laptop loss, and allows for secure collaboration and data sharing.

It is remarkable how ESET has been developing award-winning security software since 1987 which helps over 100 million users to Enjoy Safer Technology. Its broad security product portfolio encompasses all popular platforms and provides businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of performance and proactive protection. The company has a global sales network covering 180 countries, and regional offices in Bratislava, San Diego, Singapore and Buenos Aires.

 

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