ESET Launches 5th Gen ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 and ESET Smart Security 5

Attended a bloggers’ session with ESET. They have launched the ESET Smart Security 5 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5. Pricing and Press Release after the break.

Here is the pricing for these products.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5:

  • S$29 – 1 yr license
  • S$45 – 2 yrs license

ESET Smart Security 5:

  • S$39 – 1 yr license
  • S$59 – 2 yrs license

Press Release

ESET Launches Fifth Generation of Flagship Products: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 and ESET Smart Security 5

Singapore, 11 October 2011 – ESET, the leader in proactive protection against cyber-threats, today announced the launch of its flagship products ESET Smart Security 5 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 in the Asia-Pacific region. The latest generation of the company’s home user products offers more advanced detection technology and multi-layered security features. ESET has been pioneering security solutions against malware since 1992 and has been awarded with the highest consecutive number of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards.

Speaking at the Asia-Pacific launch in Singapore, Pavel Luka, Chief Technology Officer, ESET said: “With the increasing penetration of devices and platforms that facilitate anytime, anywhere information exchange, it is critical for consumers to be aware of existing threats and the measures they can take to protect themselves and their businesses. At ESET, we continue to work towards offering best-of-breed security solutions that work across consumer groups and offer all-in-one protection. After thorough testing and months of development, we are proud to present ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 and ESET Smart Security 5 to our customers. With new technologies like the ESET Live Grid and Advanced HIPS incorporated into these latest updates, we will be providing more comprehensive protection than ever before.”

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ESET Smart Security 5 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 offer various new and improved features including:

  • ESET Live Grid, cloud-based reputation and protection technology
  • New Removable Media Control, with more granular control of external devices
  • Parental Control (ESET Smart Security 5 only)
  • Advanced Host-based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS)
  • Gamer Mode

“Consumer challenges in Asia Pacific are varied. From economies that have gone completely mobile to the ones that are just getting on to the Internet bandwagon, we have it all here. Connected economies like Singapore have a highly aware consumer base that is keen on protecting their online identities and ensuring their transactions are safe. Meanwhile, others are still struggling to understand the scale of the damage that can be caused by an unsecured device/network. ESET’s easy to install, all-in-one solutions are ideal for both ends of this consumer spectrum. Our team is committed to making online security hassle-free for consumers across the globe,” said Eva Markova, Chief Operating Officer, ESET – APAC.

There has been revolutionary change in what used to be called ThreatSense.Net – ESET’s cloud-based malware collection system that utilizes data from ESET solutions users worldwide.  The technology is now named ESET Live Grid and offers optimization of scanning based on the whitelisting of “safe” files. Cloud-based reputation is yet another method used by the latest generation of ESET products to determine whether a particular object is secure or not.  The result is enhanced precision in detecting threats along with increased speed of scanning.

As shown by regular ESET threat statistics month after month, removable media is now used increasingly to spread viruses and malware. When plugged-in, a USB media can transfer a hidden virus, affecting computers without the need for internet access.  The Removable Media Control feature automatically prompts the user to scan the content of all flash drives (USB, SD), firewire, CDs and DVDs, so that specific threats can be blocked from trying to get through to the system through the media devices. Users can block/allow removable media, based on the type of media, manufacturer, size and other attributes. In addition, permissions can be set to blocked, read-only or read/write access. They can be set either for a specific user or groups of users. User can decide to block the access and setup a whitelist of “allowed” USBs.

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Parental Control allows sites that may contain potentially offensive material with pre-defined website categories to be blocked. The user can set up a “role” for each user account, each with its own set of default website categories that are allowed or disabled during browsing.

The Advanced Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) functionality allows users to customize the behavior of their system in greater detail: specify rules for the system registry, active processes and programs, and fine-tune security posture.

Gamers will appreciate the Gamer Mode that switches to silent mode and disables pop ups to conserve system resources and enhance the gaming experience. This results in uninterrupted playing or focus on tasks running in full screen mode.

ESET customers will benefit from improved usability and graphic user interface for a new user experience which is more intuitive, transparent and easy to navigate.

For further ESET Smart Security 5 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 benefits and features, please visit: http://www.eset.com/home/products/smart-security/ and http://www.eset.com/home/products/antivirus/

About ESET

Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company pioneered, and continues to lead, the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin “VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cybersecurity for Mac are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore. ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Prague (Czech Republic), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network for 180 countries.
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