Antivirus for Linux/BSD

ESET File Security for Linux / BSD

Proven security combining speed, accuracy and minimal system impact.

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Keep networks and data safe with minimal system impact

Keep your network clean and maximize IT efficiency without draining resources. File Security provides on-demand and on-access protection from known and emerging viruses, Trojans, spyware, rootkits and other threats. And, it not only detects and cleans malware that targets Linux, BSD and Solaris OS, it identifies and eliminates Windows and Mac malware as well.

Built to run fast and light, this solution saves money in the long run by extending the life of servers without sacrificing performance or security. In addition, the Linux-compatible Remote Administrator lets you run and review your overall security from a single console to save time and reduce IT demands.


Multiple layers of security keep servers running threat-free 24/7

Antivirus and antispyware proactively detect and remove malware, viruses, Trojans and spyware.

Antimalware protection
Eliminates all types of threats, including viruses, rootkits, worms and spyware, using advanced heuristics technology.

Broad Platform Coverage
Supported platforms now include NetBSD® 4, FreeBSD® 6, 7, and 8, Linux® Kernel 2.2 through 2.6, SUN Solaris 10.

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User-Specific Configuration
Set specific parameters for the scanning engine based on user identity or group.

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Remote Administrator
Deploy, run tasks, set up policies, collect logs, get notifications and review your network’s overall security via a single web-based management console.

Stay safe from malware designed to stay hidden from detection.

Customized scanning
Scan selected directories or drives via the command line or set up periodic scanning tasks; use On-access Scanner to monitor all files used by the OS or applications in real time.

Enjoy a simplified user interface based on usability testing.

Web interface
Easy-to-use alternative to command-line management interface.

Set multiple tasks and actions for various program components, simplifying software administration. 

Remote management

Manage multiple endpoints from a single location with Remote Administrator

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Remote installation and updates
Easily install remotely and set up automatic signature and scanning engine updates.

Policy management

Comprehensive policy management
Use the intuitive Policy Manager to easily customize rules or save time by using default policies.

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Advanced client management
Create and organize static and dynamic client groups with different parameters for populating the groups, and remediate security problems more quickly.

Delayed update

Update rollback
Roll back virus signature and module updates and freeze updates as desired; address incompatibilities or other system disruptions.

Boost computer performance without any slowdown

Low management overhead
Roll out, update and manage all endpoints from a single console to reduce IT workload.

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Review security status
Monitor incidents such as client status, virus outbreaks or network attacks; review new client events, finished tasks, license expiration and more.

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Reporting and Logs
Review comprehensive statistics, including malware logs, quarantine, or firewall events. Extract additional info via the integrated ESET SysInspector tool. Export to Syslog for SIEM analysis.

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Delayed updates
Schedule delayed virus signature and module updates to ensure optimal implementation within your environment.

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System Requirements

  • Operating Systems:
    Linux – Kernel version 2.6.x or higher
    glibc 2.3.6 or higher
    FreeBSD – Version 6.x, 7.x, 8.x & 9.x

  • Compatible with ESET Remote Administrator 5

    Note: See the latest information about compatibility with ESET Remote Administrator 6
  • ESET… the preferred solution

    "ESET’s ease of integration, broad systems support, light overhead, high detection rate and remote management make it the preferred solution."

    Robert Hartwig, Information Systems Security Specialist, City of Las Cruces
  • ESET: well-priced and effective

    "I’m in IT, as a support consultant. ESET products are well priced, well supported and besides using a fraction of system resources compared to other brands, they are effective."

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  • Excellent

    "I have had nothing but excellent experiences with ESET."

    Brian Messex, IT Director, Wilburton Public Schools

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