February 29, 2008 | San Diego, CA | Press Releases

ESET and Safe-Protect Combine Forces to Provide Businesses

ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced the general availability of Safe-Protect Box™, an ESET Authorized Appliance. The solution integrates ESET NOD32 Antivirus software into Safe-Protect’s unified threat management (UTM) appliance, an ideal all-in-one security solution for small-to-medium sized businesses.

In a recent study , IDC states that, “over the next five years, the revenue generated by the sale of UTM security appliances will make up nearly 50% of the whole segment. Overall, IDC forecasts that the threat management security appliance market will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 14% through 2011. This growth translates into a total market of $6.39 billion.” Solutions like Safe-Protect Box are addressing a growing need among SMBs for reliable, cost-effective, all-in-one solutions that effectively combine spam filtering, antivirus, intrusion detection/prevention and application level content filtering, along with the traditional activities of a firewall.

Safe-Protect, a leading IT security company based in Paris, chose ESET because of its award-winning proactive detection capabilities to block malware before infecting network assets. The combined solution provides businesses using the Safe-Protect Box with comprehensive threat management, ensuring they always have the proactive capabilities to identify and protect against known and unknown threats.

“ESET’s proactive NOD32 software was the clear choice for the antivirus component of our UTM solution, as it offers our customers the reliability, stability, flexibility and scalability they demand,” said Philippe Brand, co-founder and CTO of Safe-Protect. “We look forward to leveraging ESET’s extensive sales channel to distribute this integrated solution all around the world.”

Installed in front of customers’ Internet access, the Safe-Protect Box provides a smart hardware solution capable of blocking all types of threats. The Safe-Protect Box checks all network flows and adapts itself according to the specific control and blocking technology (antivirus, antispam, firewall, etc.). All parameters can be customized on the Safe-Protect Box in line with individual organizations’ security approach, and it includes various tools that enable real-time configuration, analysis and control of the input and output checkpoints in your network.

Additional benefits of ESET NOD32 and Safe-Protect Box Integration:

·         Provides comprehensive defense against Internet-borne threats, including viruses, trojans and other forms of malware in real-time at the gateway.

·         Leverages ESET’s advanced heuristics technology to combat emerging forms of malware, offering superior protection that is not dependent on signature updates.

·         Offers advanced unified threat management protection based on an open-source appliance technology with extensive integration and customization for ease of deployment.


“ESET NOD32 Antivirus’ in-depth analysis of each data packet makes it an ideal complement to the Safe-Protect Box, a proven and robust security solution,” said Darin Andersen, COO of ESET, LLC. “Together, this integrated solution provides businesses with the industry’s most proactive protection against constantly emerging forms of malware – making it the perfect tool for comprehensive threat management.”


High-performance, low-impact ESET NOD32 Antivirus software offers comprehensive enterprise-class protection in a product designed to automatically update behind-the-scenes without impacting other applications, so end-users always have the most current protection available. It integrates its ThreatSense® technology, an advanced heuristics engine that enables proactive detection of malware not covered by even the most frequently updated signature-based products.


The Safe-Protect solution will be offered in Q2 through ESET’s worldwide distributors.


About Safe-Protect
Safe-Protect is a leading French company in IT security created in 2003. Safe-Protect designs, develops and markets its own range of software and hardware products while offering multiple services such as audits, complex systems architecture (from design to production stage), administration, monitoring, outsourcing, and secure hosting. Safe-Protect is supported by OSEO-ANVAR, French agency which promotes and finances innovation under aegis of ministry of industry. With numerous patented developments, Safe-Protect has invested 2 M€ in R&D, got the support of  the SGDN (Secretariat-general of National Defense) as well as the licensing of the General Delegation for Armament (DGA).

The Safe-Protect Box appliance is a proven and robust solution, its distribution is carried out in more than 100 countries.


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
www.eset.com or call (619) 876-5400