ESET Smart Security 4.2 with improved Firewall and Antispam Now Available for BETA Testing

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ESET launches the version 4.2 of its ESET Smart Security and ESET NOD32 Antivirus for public beta testing. All main modules of ESET Smart Security – Antivirus, Antispyware, Personal Firewall and Antispam – are improved to ensure better stability and performance of the software.

Among other improvements ESET Smart Security 4.2 offers full support for Windows Automated Installation kit 2.0 for Windows 7 enabling users to create a Rescue CD. Moreover, Mozilla Thunderbird 3 e-mail clients are also supported, extending advanced protection to users on the go.

Additionally, ESET Smart Security 4.2 features an improved and integrated Antispam capability. One of the most important new features is Trusted Zone Authentication intended to enhance especially the security of portable computers. The authentication is carried out by identifying the authentication server within the network or via changing the LAN settings. In this new version, the user can create rules and switch quickly among them to set the firewall behavior as required. Thanks to Firewall Profiles, another new feature added, each firewall profile can have special settings assigned. These serve to definie different profile actions in a specific situation, such as when to remain active, inactive or revert to default mode.

ESET also made improvements to the Encrypted Communication Scanner and added a support for the older version of Windows NT 4.0 SP6 (only for ESET NOD Antivirus 4).

Public beta testing will go onuntil the official release of Version 4.2 scheduled for the first quarter of 2010.

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ESET would like to point out to all potential testers, that ESET Smart Security / ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2 are in their Beta versions, thus do not contain all the features and functionalities expected in the final version. Intended for experienced users, the beta versions of ESET products should not be installed on computers or networks which perform critical tasks due to potential errors or crashes.

ESET Smart Security offers complex protection against malware, combining a built-in , Antispyware, Personal Firewall and Antispam. The deep integration of these elements ensures supreme level of protection and award-winning performance. ESET created a form of security-oriented artificial intelligence which is exceptionally efficient and fast at detecting malicious code based on its behavior. The unique ThreatSense® technology allows for smart detection of malware utilizing advanced heuristics to help protect from unknown threats while generic signatures and genetic technology detect unfamiliar mutations of known malware.

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Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for enterprises and consumers. Thanks to its ThreatSense.Net® technology, it is able to collect data on a volunteer basis from users all around the world, allowing it to react flexibly to emerging threats. ESET has offices in Bratislava, SK; Buenos Aires, AR; San Diego, USA; and has an extensive partner network in 160 countries. In 2008, ESET has opened a new research center in Krakow, Poland. ESET was named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa.