May 19, 2008 | San Diego, CA | Press Releases

NetBox Blue Partners with ESET to Unify Best of Breed Security Solutions for SMBs

ESET®, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced a strategic partnership with NetBox® Blue, Australian Internet and email security and management provider, to integrate ESET's award-winning NOD32 Antivirus into NetBox Blue"s full line of Unified Threat Management (UTM) and virtualized security solutions. As a result of the union, small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) will have access to NetBox Blue"s integrated security and management suite and full line of localized security solutions through ESET's vast network of worldwide partners.

"The ESET partnership formalizes our joint commitment and focus on aggressively growing our mutual business in the global SMB market," said John Fison, Chairman of NetBox Blue. "By combining our customized UTM, content filtering and management solutions with the industry's fastest, lightest and most accurate antivirus solution, ESET NOD32 Antivirus, we are providing ESET"s partners with the ideal value proposition for SMBs – security that is not only effective, but easy to deploy, use and manage."

In addition to combining ESET's unique antivirus engine with NetBox Blue"s all-in-one gateway appliances and virtualized security solutions, customers and partners will receive the following benefits:

·         Flexibility of deployment – The unique offering can be deployed in various forms, including NetBox Blue's small form factor appliance, an IBM-based gateway server or as a soft appliance running in a virtual VMware environment.

·         Customized and localized solutions – NetBox Blue and ESET will work with global distributors to meet individual territory requirements and customization needs.

·         NetBox Blue's semi-managed service – Customers will receive seamless push updates of new security definitions - including the ESET NOD32 Antivirus, remote monitoring of the underlying hardware platform and a back up service for the configuration settings to facilitate restoration in the event of a disaster.

·         IBM on-site support – IBM server customers receive on-site global hardware support from IBM as a result of the NetBox Blue relationship.

"ESET and NetBox Blue have been working closely for over five years to help meet the needs of our SMB customers around the globe. As this market segment continues to rapidly expand, we are pleased to formalize our relationship and offer our partners and customers a world class solution," said Anton Zajac, CEO of ESET, LLC. "NetBox Blue and ESET both have a long history in the SMB market, and we remain laser-focused on delivering solutions targeted to this segment."

Availability and Pricing
NetBox Blue will supply the ESET / NetBox Blue solution exclusively through ESET's global distribution channel. The pricing model is dependent on the level of customization required, support and the individual territory needs. ESET has a rapidly growing OEM and security product business, and sees this as a high growth area and a method for providing customized solutions to meet local market conditions.

About ESET NOD32 Antivirus
Built on the award-winning ThreatSense® engine, ESET NOD32 Antivirus is a tightly integrated security solution that proactively detects and disables viruses, spyware, adware, phishing, rootkits, and other Internet threats. It is the only antivirus technology that has not missed an "in-the-wild" virus in Virus Bulletin VB 100 testing over the past nine years, while producing only one false-positive during that time. It was also named "Best Antivirus Product" of 2006 and 2007 by AV-Comparatives.

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.

About NetBox Blue
NetBox Blue Pty Ltd is a leading provider of innovative internet and email security and management solutions. NetBox Blue provides organizations with the tools to protect their network from internal and external threats, control data leakage and ensure staff use the Internet productively. The company offers a broad portfolio of products and services including "Unified Threat Management" appliances, soft appliances for virtual environments and OEM-ready solutions, which are currently used and distributed by some of the world's best known companies. More information is available at
www.netboxblue.com or sales@netboxblue.com