December 4, 2012 | San Diego, CA | Press Releases

ESET Releases ESET Endpoint Security for Android-based Smartphones and Tablets

ESET, the leader in proactive protection, celebrating 25 years of its technology, today released its mobile security product, ESET Endpoint Security for Android, specifically designed for the contemporary business environment. ESET Endpoint Security for Android adds another layer of protection to the family of ESET Endpoint Solutions and features all the benefits made popular by the previous version of ESET Mobile Security Business Edition, supported by ESET Remote Administrator and now including ESET USSD Control tools. Along with Antivirus and Antispam features, ESET Endpoint Security for Android includes Anti-Theft, with the capability to locate the phone in case it goes missing, lock it remotely to prevent unauthorized access to company data and servers, and with an option to remotely delete all contacts, messages and data to prevent data leakage.

ESET Endpoint Security for Android offers connectivity to ESET Remote Administrator allowing the company’s IT administrators to check the status of smartphones used by employees, run on-demand scans, push security policies, and get an overview of the platforms, OS versions and other useful information they need to effectively manage Android devices just as they would with traditional endpoints. SMS/MMS Antispam and Call Blocking help reduce employee distractions, stop “phishing” and control data plan usage. The product is suitable for all Android-based devices including smartphones, tablets and e-Readers.

Another important feature in ESET Endpoint Security for Android is the ESET USSD Control tool, allowing the user to check potentially malicious phone numbers (USSD codes) before they are dialed (executed) by the default phone dialer. It also blocks malicious websites, when finding malicious codes before they are executed. ESET USSD Control makes sure all the data on an Android phone stays safe.

 

“At ESET, we are very aware of the critical infrastructure being deployed to the environment of mobile devices and how it needs to stand up to the daily test, blocking potential data loss and unwanted leaks,” said ESET Chief Technology Officer Palo Luka. “ESET Endpoint Security for Android brings a fast, smooth and comprehensive solution to protect these newly-important endpoints in the company network.”

According to the Online Security Brand Tracker (OSBT)*, a global research project, 1.1 billion users worldwide are connecting to the Internet using their smartphones, of whom 47 percent are using an Android-based device. In addition, tablets are increasingly popular with more than 492 million used as a device to connect to the Internet, of which 39 percent run an Android operating system. These portable devices store not only sensitive personal data, but also proprietary business information – similar to those stored on desktop workstations.

In addition, “worldwide sales of mobile phones to end users reached 419 million units in the second quarter of 2012, smartphone sales accounted for 36.7 percent of total mobile phone sales and grew 42.7 percent in the second quarter of 2012.”

According to the Gartner** analyst firm, Android is now installed on almost 65 percent of smartphones, making the protection of data more important than ever.

ESET Endpoint Security for Android employs the award-winning technology of ESET Mobile Security which, due to its ability to overwrite memory in its entirety, makes ESET Mobile Security, “one of few products that made data recovery after a remote wipe completely impossible,” according to AV-Comparatives. “ESET Mobile Security currently contains the most modern security components for smartphones,” concluded the independent testing authority in a recent report.

Moreover, the November 2012 internal AV-TEST*** confirms the protection quality and capability of ESET mobile security products. "We are impressed by ESET's very high detection rates of Android malware (99 percent and up) with no false positives occurring,” said Andreas Marx, CEO, AV-TEST. “There was no noticeable performance impact or battery drain either. I would like to congratulate ESET for their product's excellent results."

ESET Endpoint Security for Android Provides These Key Features and Benefits:

        Remote administration using ESET Remote Administrator

        ESET USSD Control – protects against USSD code attacks that wipe your device

        Real-time antimalware protection

        Anti-Theft - Remote Lock, Remote Wipe, SIM Matching, GPS Location

        SMS/MMS Antispam 

        Call Blocking 

        Security Audit with Built-in Task Manager

        Uninstall Protection 

For more information on ESET Endpoint Security for Android, click here.   

* Online Security Brand Tracker wave 7 is a global research project measuring brand performance of leading security software products in the home user segment. The survey is representative of 1.9 billion Internet users across six continents. Its objective is to gain knowledge of the current situation and trends on key markets; obtain market information and interpretations to guide sales and marketing activities of ESET, as well as technological development of its products. Field work was carried out in 49 countries by InSites Consulting (Belgium) via online panels of respondents, with analysis conducted by United Consultants (Slovakia) between April - May 2012.

** Gartner Says Worldwide Sales of Mobile Phones Declined 2.3 Percent in Second Quarter of 2012. Learn more

 

*** AV-TEST internal test information: Learn more

 

About ESET

ESET is on the forefront of security innovation, delivering trusted protection to make the Internet safer for businesses and consumers. IDC has recognized ESET as a top five corporate anti-malware vendor and one of the fastest growing companies in its category. Trusted by millions of users worldwide, ESET is one of the most recommended security solutions in the world. ESET NOD32 Antivirus consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing, and powers the virus and spyware detection in ESET Smart Security, ESET Cybersecurity for Mac, ESET Endpoint Security and ESET Endpoint Antivirus. ESET has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic). 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 180 countries. For more information, visit eset.com or call +1 (619) 876-5400.