What's the latest in ESET’s antivirus Windows security solutions?

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It was almost exactly one year ago today that we introduced some really exciting features into our home internet security solutions like UEFI Scanner, combating emerging threats, and Connected Home Monitor to check the security of devices connected to your home network.  

At that time we also moved to “feature based” product releases; that means that we release updates and features into the product as we build them, rather than waiting until October of each year (which is how “updates” and annual product releases occurred historically). This is good for our customers because it allows them to receive new security features sooner, thus ensuring they get the latest innovation and “layers of technology” from ESET with no delay.   

So what’s been added to ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Internet Security and ESET Smart Security Premium over the past year?  

·       Security Reports give you the ability in real time to see what threats have recently been blocked. We wanted to empower our customers to know that their security solution is working silently in the background; if you don’t hear from us, it means we are doing our job. Now, you can see the actions. Security Reports provide users with an overview of what ESET‘s solution has been actively detecting, blocking and mitigating in the background.

·       Improvements to product installation now cut down the installation time by about 40 percent, so installation of new ESET products will now only take a couple of seconds. ESET is known for its high speed and low system impact; this is just another one of the ways we deliver.  

·       Connected Home Monitor (in ESET Smart Security Premium and ESET Internet Security), which was first introduced in October 2017 to help protect devices connected to users’ routers, now allows users to test router-connected smart devices for vulnerabilities such as weak passwords and suggests possible fixes. It also allows users to scan for port vulnerabilities, known firmware vulnerabilities, malicious domains, weak or default router password and malware infections.

·       Refer a friend, get rewards! It is now easier and more rewarding to spread the word about how much you love ESET…and get rewards at the same time. For each friend you refer, you get one month of free protection. You can share your unique referral link easily through the product interface.

·       General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. In March 2018, GDPR went into effect, which placed certain mandates on how companies handle data. The latest release of ESET's consumer products have been developed for the GDPR environment. We respect and place a high emphasis on the privacy of our customers and always go above and beyond privacy and security best practices. 

Same as in previous years, users can choose from three different antivirus/antimalware solutions: ESET NOD32 Antivirus for basic protectionESET Internet Security with additional layers of security, and ESET Smart Security Premium for those seeking the most advanced protection.

Built on machine learning and three decades of knowledge, all ESET products run unnoticed in the background so our customers can enjoy their online activity with confidence and peace of mind. Check to make sure you are on the latest version of your ESET security solution to enjoy the full benefits of your protection. Keep a lookout for new, exciting features coming in early 2019. With 30 percent of our more than 1600 employees around the world working in R&D, our focus continues to be building timely and effective technology to keep people and businesses protected from cyber threats.