SAN DIEGO – October 25, 2016 – Internet users now have more ways to stay protected from the latest cyber threats with the introduction of two new security solutions released today by IT security company ESET®: ESET Smart Security Premium and ESET Internet Security.
ESET’s newly introduced lineup helps individuals stay protected from common cyber threats like webcam spying, data theft, and password misuse.
ESET Internet Security: Building on ESET’s entry-level product, ESET NOD32 Antivirus®, ESET Internet Security brings users additional peace of mind through smart technologies:
· Webcam Protection keeps prying eyes out. It controls processes and applications that access computer-connected or embedded web cameras, and displays notifications and allows you to block unwanted applications trying to access the camera.
· Home Network Protection allows users to test the home routers for known vulnerabilities such as weak passwords or vulnerable firmware and suggests options to fix these possible issues. Also, an easy-to-access list of connected devices are shown.
ESET Smart Security Premium: With this new premium product, users will also have access to these additional security tools:
· ESET Password Manager employs AES‑256 encryption – the world’s leading standard – to store and pre-fill all passwords. There’s no need to remember long, awkward streams of characters, or to reuse the same password for multiple accounts.
· ESET Secure Data uses encryption to ensure secure collaboration and data sharing while also protecting against data theft in the event of USB key or laptop loss.
In a recent survey, ESET found that while 30 percent of Americans believe their webcam had been accessed by an unauthorized party, 36 percent have not taken any protective measure, and 14 percent still tape their webcam. Also, while routers continue to be an entry point for malware, more than 30 percent of people have not changed the default/factory password, leaving it vulnerable to hacking attacks. (See survey results and the “Internet of Stranger Things” infographic here.)
ESET uses multilayered technologies that go far beyond the capabilities of basic antivirus. More than 20 years ago, ESET started to incorporate proactive technologies into its scanning engine, and gradually implemented different layers of protection to strike at different stages of the cyber kill chain.
Consistently receiving top scores in independent tests, ESET has collected the prestigious VB100 award 97 times, by far the most by one security provider. Recently, ESET was the only security solution with 100 percent protection among all products in SE Labs’ Home Anti-Malware Protection test and was also undisputed No. 1 in spam protection, dominating the VBSpam Test and AV-Comparatives Anti-Spam Test.
ESET home products are sold on www.eset.com and through authorized retailers. ESET Internet Security and ESET Smart Security Premium retail for $59.99 and $79.99, respectively. Learn more about ESET’s security solutions here: https://www.eset.com/us/home/compare/windows-antivirus/.