ESET launches Endpoint Antivirus for Linux

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At ESET, we are always striving to provide the highest level of protection to everyone, whether you run a small business or a major enterprise. This is especially important in a compliance landscape where regulators require that endpoints have antimalware installed as standard. Moreover, in order to provide complete protection, offering solutions that can cover the complexity of an entire network is vital, which is why ESET has developed endpoint security solutions for all the major operating systems: Windows, macOS and Linux.

Coming out today, ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux extends our protection offering, while simultaneously upgrading the features and functionality of our previous Linux solution – ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition for Linux Desktop. As a way of helping businesses that require security solutions for Linux, any existing customers who are using ESET Endpoint Antivirus or ESET Endpoint Security for Windows or macOS can now switch and/or upgrade to ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux for free.

It is common for IT staff within organizations, especially IT administrators, to use Linux desktops due to the system’s versatility and power. However, if these administrators’ desktops are compromised, this would allow an attacker to maneuver with greater effect throughout your entire corporate network with the aid of a compromised administrator’s privileged access.

Powered by the multiple layers of ESET technology, ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux provides an integrated security solution, ensuring that all Linux endpoints are safe from attack. The software combines speed, detection and minimal system impact, allowing more system resources for your desktops’ vital tasks in order to keep your IT operations running smoothly.

The product runs without a heavy graphical user interface (GUI) while still supporting desktop notifications. It also provides users with the option to schedule on-demand scans, actions and security tasks. It leverages DNA detection, reputation and cache, and ESET LiveGrid®, our cloud-based malware protection system, to respond instantly to the latest threats.

The saying about a chain only being as strong as its weakest link always holds true in cybersecurity. Organizations often have heterogeneous environments and need to cover all possible attack vectors across different operating systems. This is why it is crucial that we provide solutions that are consistent in their level of protection across diverse systems.

A compromised network or data breach is not only a matter of financial and reputational concern to organizations but can also result in the violation of regulations. As such, it is vital that organizations be completely secured.

ESET has always been popular with tech-savvy users who prefer Linux for their desktops, mail servers and file servers. ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux complements ESET File Security for Linux and ESET Mail Security for Linux, together providing improved protection for all Linux machines and offering users the same high-quality products they would expect for Windows or macOS systems.