ESET Announces Availability of Antivirus for Smartphones
ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced the availability of ESET Mobile Antivirus, a new security solution for mobile devices. ESET Mobile Antivirus will immediately address mobile malware and SMS-borne threats on Windows Mobile devices, delivering the same highly-effective, non-intrusive experience on handsets as on PC platforms. As smartphones rapidly gain market share in the United States, industry analysts predict they will become popular targets for Internet-borne attacks. The increasing quantity of personal and company data stored on these devices, including data unknowingly stored in browser caches, make mobile devices especially vulnerable to malware and other malicious exploits.
By utilizing ESET's NOD32 scanning technology, this lightweight anti-malware software has been optimized to proactively protect mobile devices from the latest malicious attacks. The addition of spam protection for SMS messaging adds another layer of security.
"After experiencing performance issues with a mobile antivirus solution offered by a large security vendor, I downloaded ESET Mobile Antivirus when it became available in beta form because I had used ESET NOD32 for years and had been extremely impressed with the accuracy and speed of the desktop solution," said Walter Goddard a service manager at Superwinch Inc. "Aside from the peace of mind ESET provides by proactively protecting me from malicious attacks, the greatest benefit is that it has virtually no impact on my phone's performance."
One of the biggest challenges to providing mobile security for smaller platforms like smartphones is their inherently limited memory, processing, battery and bandwidth capabilities. With its light footprint, efficient use of processing power, ability to scan removable memory devices and compact update files, ESET Mobile Antivirus effectively delivers protection against attacks, within the constraints of mobile devices.
ESET Mobile Antivirus features and benefits include:
· SMS Spam Control – Sends unwanted text messages to the spam folder.
· Heuristic Threat Detection – Provides real-time protection against existing and future threats.
· On-demand Scanning – Allows scanning and cleaning of integrated and removable memory media.
· Advanced On-access Scanning – Scans all created/used files – including email attachments - at access time.
· Activity Log – Statistics about accomplished scanning tasks are stored in a user-friendly format.
· Variable In-depth Scanning of Cab Files – Uncovers malware even if embedded in multiple levels of compressed cabinet files.
· Automatic/On-demand Updates – Users can download signature updates on-demand or schedule updates on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
· Compact Updates – Update files are typically a fraction of the size of signature-dependent solutions.
· Intuitive User Interface – Easy-to-set dialogs and an intuitive menu enhance the user experience.
For specific product details, please visit http://www.eset.com/products/mobileantivirus.php
"As more consumers and businesses use smartphones to support their personal and work lives, they will require effective and non-intrusive protection against mobile malware," said Anton Zajac, CEO of ESET, LLC. "Every day, more and more users are sending and receiving emails and SMS messages on their mobile devices. As the amount of handsets and traffic grows, so will mobile users' need for the same level of effective and efficient threat protection millions of people around the world have come to expect from ESET."
ESET Mobile Antivirus is available immediately with support for Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pockets PCs Phone Edition; Windows Mobile 5.0; Windows Mobile 6 Classic, Professional and Standard; and Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1.
To download and purchase ESET Mobile Antivirus, please visit www.eset.com.
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.