ESET hasn’t yet quite received widespread recognition among personal computer users, but for many businesses it is a highly respected brand in the computer security industry. It first set up its operations back in 1992, and it has steadily grown over the years as it developed new technology to cope with emerging threats online. From its beginnings as a dynamic young company, it has grown into a global brand, having served more than 100 million users located in 180 countries around the world.
Home Security Products
ESET offers several outstanding security items for home users, and they can help those who use Windows, Macs, Linux, and mobiles.
For Windows users, there’s the ever popular ESET NOD32 Antivirus, which has proven itself with terrific scores in 3rd party tests. It’s particularly superior when it comes to fighting phishing scams and blocking malicious URLs. It even comes with a gamer mode that protects users from attacks without interrupting gameplay.
Then there’s the all-in-one Internet security solution called ESET Smart Security. It offers numerous protective layers over and above the excellent NOD32 detection technology so that it can keep you safe even from newly released or targeted malware. This is a brilliant security tool if you need banking and payment protection if you make online transactions, as it will keep your financial and personal data safe from identity theft and fraud.
Mac users can enjoy the ESET Cyber Security Pro, which adds parental control and a personal firewall to the standard protections against viruses, spyware, and phishing. There’s also an ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux users.
For Android mobile users, the ESET Mobile Security doesn’t just protect against viruses and phishing. It also offers an antitheft protective measure and it comes with an SMS and Call filter. With the ESET Parental Control program, parents can manage their children’s mobile surfing to filter all inappropriate content. It can even limit their game play, find their location for you, and send them messages that must be read.
ESET for Business
ESET also has a wide range of items for business and commercial users. You can customize the programs you get by choosing according to company size (you can choose an option of more than 500 employees) or you can choose according to your industry (with options for education, the public sector and government, finance, and the healthcare industry). Its range of software includes protection for sharing and for virtualization.
The VB100 awards given out by Virus bulletin started in 1998, and its mission is to compare various security programs launched by antivirus companies. It places special emphasis on detecting “In-the-Wild” viruses when a file is accessed (or by user demand), and also on generating no false positives.
Since the start of these awards, ESET has scored a success rate of greater than 97% on the Virus Bulletin tests, which has set the record for the industry. Other companies generally score success ratios in the 50 to 75 range. It’s why ESET was the first security company to receive 60 VB100 awards, and it explains why it has received consecutive awards for 10 years.