ESET upgrades security suite

New features include device theft protection and social media scanning
ESET upgrades security suite
Published: 24 January 2013 - midnight
By: ITP.net Staff Writer

Digital protection ESET this week announced the latest release of its flagship products, Smart Security 6 and NOD32 Antivirus 6.

ESET claimed the new generation provided "an even greater detection of infiltrations, improved cleaning and faster scanning due to its updated engine".

Smart Security 6 provides all-in-one Internet security against both data and device theft, while NOD32 Antivirus 6 delivers detection and scanning capabilities.

"ESET Core Development has worked hard on redesigning the whole scanning engine, which is central to all ESET products," said Pavel Luka ESET chief technology officer. "Now, due to faster processing of our engine, scanning itself is more effective. These products incorporate the new third generation of ESET's ThreatSense and ThreatSense.Net Advanced Heuristics with LiveGrid."

"ESET's new offering addresses the needs of today's consumers to secure data with better online experience," said Aji Joseph, general manager, ESET Middle East. "Introduction of several important features such as anti-theft, social media scanner and advanced scanning engine will offer users enhanced security from potential and malicious threat."

The anti-theft feature automatically helps locate missing notebooks and makes it possible to monitor activity on lost or stolen devices by displaying their position on a map based on visible Wi-Fi network range when online.

Introduction of a dedicated anti-phishing module is designed to offer protection against digital identity theft. It is designed to protect against attempts to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords or banking and credit card details by fake websites masquerading as trustworthy ones.

A social media scanner aims to protect users from malicious content, including profile, the wall, newsfeed and private messages, even when not logged in. If a virus is detected, users are immediately notified by email. The app also helps the user's friends stay a safe distance from malicious content, checking their walls for potentially dangerous links.

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