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ESET Founded in 1992, develops software solutions delivering instant protection for the continuously evolving threats. ESET has a flagship product called NOD32® Antivirus, consistently receives the highest levels in a large variety of comparative testing, becoming the foundation of the ESET Smart Security product line.
ESET currently sells in more than 160 countries, with worldwide headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia. ESET also has offices in San Diego, California; Bristol, UK; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Prague, Czech Republic; and is globally represented by an extensive partner network. Currently ESET claims to have 350 employees which are located all over the world.
ESET Smart Security 4 has an easy to use firewall protection that delivers a smart anti- spam for top mail clients, including Outlook (basic & express) and Thunderbird. The installation for ESET Smart Security 4 is quite easy and only involves a few clicks. ESET also has one of the best firewalls available with an option for advanced setup.
There flagship product NOD32® Antivirus engine is an advanced database that will catch the majority of threats. The ESET smart security is also very quick when scanning the PC which will usually be a lot faster than most competitor products.
Key Features of eSet Internet Security 2011
- Smarter Scanner
- Advanced Archive Scanning
- Time-Saving Firewall
- Removable Media Access Control
- Network Protection Mode
- ESET SysInspector® integration
- Trusted Zone Authentication
- Extended Email Client Support
- ESET Self-Defense and HIPS
- SysRescue – Creates bootable media to scan and clean the system without needing to boot the host operating system
- Upgraded Anti-spam
- Uninstall Password Protection
- Removable Media Security
- Self Defense
- System Tools
ESET list the Smart Security 4 at $59,99 for one year of protection on three PC’s which is about the same price as most competitor’s. They do offer a discount to multiple license’s for additional PC coverage.
The ESET Smart Security was actually surprisingly a bit of a disappointment. While we expected the flagship components to be top notch it seem to fall short of the big guns of the industry. While we would love to rave about this product it seems to be a good product but definitely not among the top of the list. The firewall did a good protection on the default settings however, the advanced options were difficult to to find the correct location to change settings.
This security suite however is easy to use and straight forward. They also offer three options of help and support which is a big bonus. While we found this for what we got the pricing to be a bit higher than it probably should be it.
Although we would recommend going with one of the bigger names for security if you are looking for another option outside of name brand then this could be a good option to try out. ESET also did do very well with integration in email clients and email security.