ESET Releases ESET Endpoint Security for Android-based Smartphones and Tablets with Remote Management for the Business Environment
ESET, the leader in proactive protection celebrating 25 years of its technology this year, has today released its mobile security product ESET Endpoint Security for Android specifically designed for the contemporary business environment. The solution features all the benefits made popular by the previous version of ESET Mobile Security Business Edition, enriched by the ESET Remote Administrator support and ESET USSD Control tools. Among other features, ESET Endpoint Security for Android includes the Anti-Theft, therefore having the capability to localize the phone in case it goes missing, locking it remotely to prevent unauthorized access to company data and servers, and comes with an option to remotely delete all contacts, messages and data.
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. On top of that, it features all the benefits of a regular Mobile Security suite like SMS/MMS Antispam and Call Blocking. The product is suitable for all Android-based devices including smartphones, tablets and e-readers and adds another layer of protection to the ESET Endpoint Solutions.
Other important part of the new product is 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 and due to checking for malicious codes before they are executed, ESET USSD Control makes sure all data on Android phone stay 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. ESET Endpoint Security for Android brings a fast, smooth and comprehensive solution to protect these newly-important endpoints in the company network,”
says ESET Chief Technology Officer Palo Luka.
According to the Online Security Brand Tracker (OSBT)*, a global research project, 1.1 billion of users worldwide are connecting to the Internet using their smartphone, of whom 47% 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% 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 Gartner** analyst firm, Android is now installed on almost 65% of smartphones, making the protection of data ever more important.
ESET Endpoint Security for Android employs the award-winning technology of ESET Mobile Security: “ESET Mobile Security was one of few products that made data recovery after a remote wipe completely impossible,” as it overwrites the entire memory. “ESET Mobile Security currently contains the most modern security components for smartphones,” concluded AV-Comparatives in the report. Moreover, the internal AV-TEST report dated November 2012*** 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% and up) with no false positives occurring. There was no noticeable performance impact or battery drain either. I would like to congratulate ESET for their product's excellent results," states Andreas Marx, CEO AV-TEST.
ESET Mobile Security for Android Provides These Key Features and Benefits:
- ESET Remote Administrator support
- ESET USSD Control
- Unique Behavior-based Detection
- Anti-Theft Security System - Remote Lock, Remote Wipe, SIM Matching, GPS Localization
- SMS/MMS Antispam
- Call Blocking
- Admin Contacts
- Security Audit with Built-in Task Manager
- Fresh, New User Interface
- Uninstall Protection
ESET Endpoint Security for Android is offered not only as a standalone product but also for companies already using other ESET Endpoint Solutions as well as part of the ESET Business Solutions for businesses with more than 25 seats. The new, simple and easy business solutions allow companies to choose protection according to their business needs, and mix and match between various Endpoints platforms; please contact your local ESET software provider for information about the cost-effective offer.
* 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 manage sales and marketing activities of ESET, as well as technological development of its products. The number of selected countries was 49; field work was carried out by InSites Consulting (Belgium) on online panels of respondents, with analysis conducted by United Consultants (Slovakia) throughout April– May 2012).
*** AV-TEST internal test information: Malware Protection for Android