March 19, 2014 | Bratislava | Press Releases

ESET Launches New Version of Protection for Macs – ESET Cyber Security

Advanced Anti-Phishing Module and ESET Social Media Scanner Protect Mac Users and their Data to Greater Extend without Limiting Performance

ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection with a record 10 years of consecutive VB100 awards for its ESET NOD32® technology, announced today the release of brand new and improved ESET Cyber Security Pro and ESET Cyber Security. Both products come with added layers of protection to Apple’s built in Internet security features.



Key new functionalities include: new Anti-Phishing Module, extending protection to cross-platform phishing attacks , ESET Social Media Scanner - protecting users on Facebook and Twitter. ESET Cyber Security and ESET Cyber Security Pro are full compatible with Apple’s latest operating system, OS X Mavericks (10.9).


“Fast, efficient and effective, our new security solutions for the Mac platform have the same small system footprint, ease of installation and user friendly experience Mac users expect from us,” said Ignacio Sbampato, ESET Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.


“We are excited to include proven technology found in ESET products for the Windows and Mobile platforms to protect users against phishing attack. In addition, we offer our social media scanning tool with many features to provide users with comprehensive protection of their data when using Twitter and Facebook”


ESET Cyber Security Pro and ESET Cyber Security better secure Mac users and their devices against identity and data theft using an advanced Anti-Phishing Module. Phishing attacks are OS independent and ESET protects against them by using the same database of phishing sites as for its ESET Windows and Mobile products.


ESET products for Mac detect cyber attacks or attempts acquiring sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, social accounts, banking or credit card credentials by fraudulent websites masquerading as legitimate ones.


In 2013, thanks to Anti-Phishing Module, ESET has on average blocked phishing attempts targeting data of 45,000 users a day, helping to prevent potential loss of their personal data stored in accounts or data stored on their devices. Moreover, the module earned at the beginning of the year “Gold Award” by independed testing organization AV-Comparatives for blocking 99 % of phishing websites.


In addition, ESET has launched an advanced version of ESET Social Media Scanner to protect users and their contacts from malware when engaging with content on Facebook and Twitter, using on-demand and automatic scans of these accounts. Apart from protecting against potentially unwanted content and apps getting into the user’s device, ESET Social Media Scanner also helps user’s manage privacy settings and suggests improvements. This is a welcome feature in light of a recent Harris Interactive survey findings showing that more than half of U.S. social media users are unfamiliar with their social media privacy policies 1.


The development of Mac malware can be studied in detail at a dedicated microsite ESET Straight Facts about Mac Malware. The growing number of Mac users means that cybercriminals are increasingly targeting this platform, which is also confirmed by AV-Comparatives, an independent security software testing organization. When it comes to addressing the issue, reviewers declared ESET Cyber Security Pro “excellent anti-malware solution for Mac OS X.”[1]


“Engineered for Mac, ESET Cyber Security products let you enjoy intuitive and familiar interface and the full power of your Mac with smooth and quick scans, and minimal resource consumption, while not interfering with your device’s performance,“
says Mario Turner, Product Manager for Cyber Security.


The new ESET Cyber Security Pro and ESET Cyber Security include a number of improved native functionalities and settings to deliver an overall Mac-like feel familiar to Mac users together with the low system demands. Furthermore, the solutions prevent the spread of malware to other computers via Mac and daily used apps and eliminate also Windows and Linux based threats which might harm Windows-based systems in a Mac user’s network.


To download and try all the benefits of ESET Cyber Security products, please visit ESET Cyber Security Pro and ESET Cyber Security product pages.



1 Harris Interactive Survey, September 2013: http://www.welivesecurity.com/2013/11/13/do-consumers-pass-the-buck-on-online-safety-new-survey-reveals-mixed-messages/

 



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 organizations 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.

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. More information is available via About ESET and Press Center.