ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that as part of its Securing Our eCity initiative, it has partnered with The Computer and Technology Crime High-Tech Response Team (CATCH), a multi-agency task force run by the San Diego County District Attorney that is designed to apprehend and prosecute criminals who use technology to prey on the citizens of San Diego, Imperial, and Riverside Counties in California. This partnership enables better education and protection of consumers and businesses from the growing threat of cybercrime, which the FBI ranks as the third-greatest threat to U.S. national security, after nuclear war and weapons of mass destruction.
ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that it has secured its 62nd VB100 award from Virus Bulletin, the widely-respected independent comparative testing group, and leads all antivirus vendors with a record-setting 45 straight VB100 awards. June's Virus Bulletin report focused on the Windows Server 2008 R2 platform; of the 33 products participating, 24 succeeded and 9 failed.
ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that PassMark Software, a leading authority in software and hardware performance benchmarking and testing, has ranked ESET Smart Security – Business Edition the number one endpoint security for business. In a comparative analysis, PassMark Software tested the performance, the effectiveness and the usability of seven security solutions from some of the world's largest security vendors. PassMark Software then assigned each security product a rating tied to its overall performance, ease of use, design, features and level of excellence in that category. Categories represent major functions or feature sets common to the sphere of business security.
ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, has issued a warning against a worm dubbed Win32/Stuxnet, which threatens users around the globe. Exploiting a vulnerability in Windows® Shell, this dangerous threat is detected by ESET as LNK/Autostart.A. It is used in targeted attacks to penetrate SCADA systems, especially in the United States and Iran. SCADA are supervisory and monitoring systems used in many industries, for instance in power engineering.
ESET's Securing Our eCity, a public-private initiative designed to counter the rapidly-growing wave of cybercriminal activity, today announced that it was honored by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt as the "Best Local/Community Plan" along with MyMaine Privacy for the administration's 2010 National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge. President Obama also attended the event.
ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that it has captured its 63rd VB100 award from Virus Bulletin, the widely-respected independent comparative testing group, and leads all antivirus vendors with a record-setting 46 straight VB100 awards. August's Virus Bulletin report focused on the Windows Vista Business Edition SP2 platform; of the 54 products participating, 35 passed and 19 failed. While maintaining that Windows Vista still runs on over 20% of systems, Virus Bulletin concedes "this may be one last hurrah for a platform that has caused us much grief and aggravation in the past."
ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, has launched the company's first iPhone application – ESET Threat Center. The application gives users the ability to locate the biggest web-based threats, directly from ESET's Global Threat Lab.
ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced the availability of ESET Mobile Security, a new security solution for mobile devices that protects users from the latest mobile threats. ESET Mobile Security leverages ESET's proven threat protection to secure users' mobile communications, sensitive data and privacy on mobile devices that run on Windows Mobile and Symbian platforms.
ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced ESET Cybersecurity for Mac, the company's new security solution for OS X. Leveraging ESET's award-winning NOD32 ThreatSense® engine, ESET Cybersecurity for Mac delivers advanced protection against internet security threats without impacting system performance. In addition, ESET Cybersecurity for Mac customers will have access to online training designed to help better arm them against cybercrime and malicious attacks.