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With the rapid rise of high-profile hackers and breaches, 2011 has proven to be one of the biggest years for cyber attacks that the online community has ever seen, reaffirming the need for proactive security solutions.

Eset’s Smart Security is a complete security solution produced from Eset’s long-term effort to combine maximum protection with a minimal system footprint. The product has an extremely efficient code base, which eliminates the unnecessary size and extra components found in competitive products. This means faster, more accurate scanning that won't slow down one's computer and network. Eset Smart Security proactively detects and blocks new, unknown threats for multiple platforms (Windows, Mac and Linux), while providing rock-solid protection against existing malware.

In addition to anti-malware protection, the product includes anti-spyware, personal firewall, anti-spam, host-based intrusion prevention (HIPS) and one-of-a-kind internet security training. These features work together to provide maximum protection for a complete computing experience.

Unlike other suites, the Eset solutions' small footprint and unique detection method provide effective malware protection without compromising system performance. Eset has long been recognized as a leader in proactively detecting and blocking new threats without relying strictly on existing virus signatures. Advanced heuristics extend the standard heuristic capabilities of Eset Smart Security and allow detection of a high percentage of new threats.

Additionally, Eset Live Grid keeps Eset immediately and continuously informed about new infiltrations. Eset’s virus lab analyzes new threats as soon as they appear, thanks to the threat-related information streamed from the cloud. The cloud-powered reputation engine quickly scans for malware, and using enhanced detection with new cloud-based whitelisting, draws from a database of hundreds of millions of users worldwide to identify trusted files in real-time.

Enterprise-level environments store volumes of proprietary information on servers and endpoints. As a result, enterprise networks require anti-virus capabilities that stop malware before system infiltration. Built on Eset’s award-winning Threat Sense Engine, Eset NOD32 provides small and midsize businesses (SMBs) with cross-platform protection and single point manageability via Eset’s Remote Administrator, enabling SMBs to take a more proactive approach and meet this need.

The product's single point manageability helps reduce cost and response time, while improving overall security posture with enhanced Advanced Directory integration, smart dynamic groups, advanced filtering and reporting. This allows thousands of Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile device endpoints to be managed from a single console with minimal system resources.

Eset pioneered and leads the industry in proactive threat detection, capturing 69 VB100 awards from Virus Bulletin, an independent malware journal and website, more than any other product. This achievement serves as further proof that Eset offers customers the best detection rates with the fewest false positives.

Eset Smart Security surpasses corporate budgetary expectations by offering a competitively-priced solution that provides proven protection without becoming a resource hog, quietly protecting businesses without system slowdowns or disruptive pop-ups.

This solution eliminates the need for standalone security products by including comprehensive malware protection along with anti-spyware, a personal firewall, anti-spam, HIPS, auto-scan of removable media, a cloud-powered reputation system and a first-of-its-kind online education training tool, as well as device control through device IDs.

Eset Smart Security demonstrates its ROI in savings to business operations. Proactive detection, low false positives, easier management and "fastest, best overall performance" (Passmark, June 2010) – these all are benefits which lead to savings, higher productivity and higher ROI.

Integrated into the product is the Eset ThreatSense engine, an antithreat system that uses an advanced heuristics approach to provide proactive threat detection. As a result, once a piece of malware is specifically identified, a "signature" is written by Eset’s Virus Lab and added to the database. This ensures customers are provided with optimal performance, while reducing the overhead of emulation and analysis.

Additionally, as a result of the product's, remote administrator capabilities, customers experience lower cost of management, improved compliance and security posture, as well as reduced response time.

Overall, for the customer, security is not about collecting data, but rather about separating the wheat from the chaff so their IT staff can take action to mitigate risks.

Sold in more than 180 countries and with 100-plus million users, Eset boasts a strong customer base in the competitive global security market. Overall, Eset has shown 435 percent growth over the past five years.

Additionally, Eset was named the security software vendor with the largest worldwide growth in consumer security in Gartner's "Market Share: Security Software, Worldwide, 2010" report. According to growth statistics in the report, the security market grew at a rate of 13 percent, while Eset grew by 51.10 percent.

Eset was also the winner of the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Global Customer Value Enhancement Award. To select the award recipient, Frost & Sullivan analysts compare each company's customer base and revenues year-on-year to monitor customer response and market expansion. Candidates for the Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Enhancement Award are companies that continue to demonstrate solid growth rates, in both market expansion and customer retention.

Category description:

These products are used to provide a central management point for mitigation of the threat of malware. They manage the anti-malware software/appliances from a central point, facilitating data file updates, reporting, alerting and more, so also will provide appropriate logging and reporting. They are not in themselves anti-malware products. Malware management, for the purposes of this category, is defined as a product that reduces the threat of malware for small, medium or large enterprises on an organization basis by managing instances of an anti-malware product or products residing on endpoints, servers or gateways.