ESET unveils improvements to security for home users

October 2019 Home Security, Cyber Security, Products

The latest versions of ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Internet Security and ESET Smart Security Premium, offering multiplatform integration, advanced machine learning, an improved password manager and secure data encryption, has been released.

“The surging numbers of Internet-connected devices present a tantalising opportunity for hackers to exploit. Home users are at risk of falling victim to cybercrime without security products that can consistently confront hackers’ attempts at every level. That’s what ESET aims to do with this new edition of our home security products – to give home users the peace of mind knowing that over 30 years of security intelligence is at work actively protecting their devices against the hackers of today,” says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO at ESET South Africa.

In addition to protection, ESET’s home solutions have also demonstrated results in terms of low system footprint and high performance. AV-Comparatives has awarded ESET Internet Security with five consecutive Advanced+ awards for high performance since May 2017.

The latest edition of ESET’s offering for home users includes a host of new features and improvements:

New multiplatform compatibility – ESET Internet Security (EIS), ESET Smart Security Premium (ESSP), and ESET Cyber Security Pro (ECSP) product licences are now compatible across platforms. So, customers who purchase a licence for EIS, ESSP, or ECSP can now use the same licence to protect their other Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android devices with solutions such as ESET Mobile Security for Android, ESET Parental Control for Android and ESET Smart TV Security.

New advanced machine learning layer – Machine learning employs a wide variety of algorithms to correctly classify samples as clean, malicious or potentially unwanted. Thus, by adding a machine learning layer to home solutions, users are better protected against never-before-seen or zero-day cyber threats.

Improved Host-based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) – HIPS conducts an advanced behavioural analysis and detection procedure of running processes, files and registry keys. The current improvement further strengthens the existing detection capabilities of HIPS.

Improved anti-phishing – Anti-phishing technology protects end-users from malicious emails, links, and attachments. The current improvement provides protection against homoglyph attacks where the attacker tries to fool end users by replacing characters in addresses with lookalike characters in order to impersonate legitimate addresses.

Improved banking and payment protection – Financial portals and transactions online require extra protection from prying eyes. Now there is a predefined list of websites that will trigger a secure ‘banking’ browser to open. The list contains not only bank sites, but also PayPal, Apple, and online-based crypto wallets. In addition, trusted media sites are also protected, which prevents fake news from gaining undeserved coverage.

Improved Connected Home Monitor (CHM) – Home users can use CHM to scan their home Internet router for vulnerabilities such as weak passwords, port vulnerabilities, known firmware vulnerabilities, malicious domains, malware infections, etc. CHM will provide improved user guidance for any detected issues. CHM can also discover all devices connected to your home Wi-Fi network – now with improved device recognition including IP address, MAC address, device name, model, and vendor details.

For more information contact ESET-SA, +27 21 659 2000, info@eset.co.za, www.eset.co.za




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