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ESET adds innovations to security platform and solution

By Catherine Knowles
Tue 12 Apr 2022

ESET has refreshed its line of business products created to help organisations of all sizes prevent cyber criminals from playing havoc with their networks.

The ESET PROTECT platform has undergone a host of changes to assist IT admins in managing the security risks in their environments. On top of this, the company's endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution, ESET Enterprise Inspector, is now available from the cloud and has been rebranded as ‘ESET Inspect Cloud’.

In addition, several of ESET's endpoint solutions for Windows, macOS, and Android have undergone a significant evolution.

ESET Australia country manager Kelly Johnson states the refreshed products arrive as the company adds staff to extend its geographical support for business customers.

Matin Ebrahimi has joined as a business development manager while Andrew Smith joins as a channel account specialist focusing on South Australia and Victorian customers and partners.

According to ESET, Ebrahimi and Smith bring many years of channel sales and vendor management experience to the company.

On top of investing in talent, ESET has continued to invest heavily in multiple layers of proprietary technology to prevent breaches of its customers endpoints and systems, by both known and never before seen threats.

ESET segment director Pavol Balaj says, “Our objective is to provide the digital security that keeps an organisation's systems working smoothly and securely. No modern business, large or small, can survive without an effective response in the face of an IT breach.

"We believe that by employing ESET's strong prevention, detection and response technologies delivered in the form of our expandable ESET PROTECT platform, businesses can benefit from the most densely multi-layered and effective protection in the industry.”

Understanding ESET's latest updates

ESET Inspect Cloud is a cloud-based tool which enables the ESET PROTECT platform to evolve into an Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solution for enterprise-grade security and risk management capabilities. This includes advanced threat hunting, incident response, full network visibility, cloud-based threat defence, and more.

ESET Inspect Cloud identifies post-execution malicious code, while ESET PROTECT gives the user full visibility of the response.

Meanwhile, the ESET PROTECT platform has been enhanced with the main objective being in assisting IT admins to better manage the security risks in their environments.

Firstly, an auto-update mechanism ensures that all ESET Endpoint agents and implemented solutions are always up to date, lightening the burden on IT admins. Secondly, an in-depth integration of ESET Inspect Cloud and the ESET PROTECT platform allows for a much smoother experience, with improved dashboards and deployments.

Furthermore, ESET PROTECT will now offer a dashboard for ESET LiveGuard Advanced, an advanced threat defence solution with cloud sandboxing included within one of its layers, that analyses suspicious files submitted by endpoints for new or previously unseen threats.

For admins to better defend businesses in the remote work era, ESET PROTECT will include the new Brute-Force Attack Protection module for ESET Endpoint Security products for Windows. Combining reputation data from the cloud with password-guessing and honeypot systems, ESET's Brute-Force Attack Protection module blocks repetitive infiltration attempts.

Finally, with the expected growth of ARM64 hardware reaching employees hands due to increased processing demands from new technologies such as high-resolution displays, realistic 3D gaming and voice recognition, ESET Endpoint Security and ESET Endpoint Antivirus will now offer ARM64 builds.

In addition, a new web control feature in ESET PROTECT Cloud allows IT admins to regulate employees access to websites from their Android mobile devices. Using built-in categories and custom rules, admins can blacklist, whitelist, or warn about URLs that lead to sites with harmful content.

For Mac users, ESET has also released a new version of ESET Endpoint Antivirus, built with a microservices architecture that replaces the previous monolithic one.

As a result, the company states that ESET Endpoint Antivirus has an improved multithreaded design for faster scanning; is more stable as failed components can automatically restart instead of causing the entire application to crash; has better security isolation because components can run with non-privileged user rights; and is compatible with Apple M1 devices via Rosetta 2.

Balaj comments, “With these various updates to our product portfolio, we've created a wealth of diagnostic systems to prevent malicious code entering the corporate network.

"When a threat is identified, our technologies detect and respond while keeping organisations informed and ESET's systems worldwide are immediately primed to search out similar threats. It is a case of safety in numbers."

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