ESET’s internet security just keeps getting better thanks to new IoT protection and UEFI Scanner

ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity celebrating 30 years of continuous IT innovation, today launched its latest consumer security product portfolio for Windows. The enhanced solutions are designed to protect people from an expanding array of cyberthreats, data theft, malware and viruses.  

The features released today enhance the security capabilities of ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Internet Security and ESET Smart Security Premium.

The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Scanner, included in all three products, adds elevated levels of malware protection by detecting threats that potentially launch before the operating system boots up. Threats, including rootkits and ransomware, target vulnerabilities in the UEFI and are highly persistent, even surviving after an operating system is reinstalled. ESET’s UEFI Scanner prevents these types of attacks.

The enhanced Connected Home Monitor (previously Home Network Protection) helps users protect their computers from threats coming from Wi-Fi networks; the updated version can test network-connected devices proactively and safeguards users in three ways:

·        IoT protection: Internet of Things (IoT) protection empowers users to test their router-connected devices for vulnerabilities such as weak passwords and suggests solutions to fix possible issues. The monitoring includes port scanning, service checks, and password and account checking.

·        Router protection: Enables users to test their home routers for known vulnerabilities and unsafe firmware, and suggests how to fix possible issues. Deep router testing includes scanning for port vulnerabilities, known firmware vulnerabilities, malicious domains and DNS server reputations, weak or default router passwords, malware infections and router web-server vulnerabilities.

·        Catalogue of Connected Devices: Lists and categorizes devices, such as mobile phones or IoT devices, connected to the user’s home network to quickly identify any rogue devices.

“At ESET, we continually add new layers of security so that people get the highest levels of protection against evolving cyberthreats, including threats targeting UEFI and IoT devices,” said ESET Product Marketing Manager Ben Reed. “Our consumer customers benefit from the same technology that powers our business products, used by top companies and enterprises across the world.”

The new features are available globally today. There is no additional charge for customers upgrading to the latest version of the software.

ESET’s suite of security products are available at eset.com and through its network of resellers.

To learn more about the latest product offering, please visit eset.com.  

About ESET

For 30 years, ESET® has been developing industry-leading IT security software and services for businesses and consumers worldwide. With solutions ranging from endpoint and mobile security to encryption and two-factor authentication, ESET’s high-performing, easy-to-use products give consumers and businesses the peace of mind to enjoy the full potential of their technology. ESET unobtrusively protects and monitors 24/7, updating defenses in real time to keep users safe and businesses running without interruption. Evolving threats require an evolving IT security company. Backed by R&D centers worldwide, ESET became the first IT security company to earn 100 Virus Bulletin VB100 awards, identifying every single “in-the-wild” malware without interruption since 2003. For more information, visit www.eset.com or follow us on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.

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