ESET, the leader in proactive digital protection -
developing award-winning technology for more than 25 years, announced
today the launch of the next generation of ESET products for the
increasingly popular Mac OS X platform: ESET Cyber Security Pro® and ESET Cyber Security®.
With both products users can maximize their security while still
enjoying the full power of their Macs and easily find the solution
of possible security risks only with one click. ESET Cyber Security Pro
enables parents using Mac platforms to set up their devices, so they
have parental control over the activities of their children while
online. To protect their online identity while shopping or banking,
users can choose to allow or block all incoming and outgoing connections
of selected applications, services or port numbers.
Both products provide additional layers of
security and proactive protection for Mac: the products are designed to
fight against emerging threats for the Mac OS X platform in real-time,
as well as to handle cross-platform attacks targeting Windows or Linux
based systems in mixed networks. Each, ESET Cyber Security Pro and ESET
Cyber Security offer more than a dozen new or enhanced features. ESET
Cyber Security Pro comes with all the features of ESET Cyber Security,
plus Personal Firewall and web content managing tool Parental Control.
*AV-Comparatives’ Mac Security Review 2012 has labeled the new Mac generation of ESET as “very well thought‐out product”.
Cyber Security Pro is more than just a virus scanner and impressed us
with its range of features. The security suite additionally offers
a Personal Firewall, Parental Control and a powerful scheduler as well
as innovative functions such as Running Processes. The ESET suite is one
of the most comprehensive products we have tested, but the user
interface is still clear and easy to use”, states the Review.
“Due to enhancements in performance and ESET’s advanced
ThreatSense® scanning engine, ESET is allowing you to enjoy the smooth
running of your Mac while working, watching movies or using other
media-centric functions. The user will benefit from the best user
experience and native Mac look-n-feel interface”,
says Ignacio Sbampato, ESET Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.
The user can gain value from ESET’s Unilicense
model, extending protection to all other operating systems running on
their single machine and allowing taking their license with them if they
change their platform.
Cyber Security adds an extra layer of protection to Apple’s built-in
Internet security features, detecting and blocking attempts to infect
users’ Macs. ESET Cyber Security products focus on effective detection
of yet unknown malware by utilizing advanced Heuristics, generic
signatures and genetic technology and are engineered with low memory
usage and minimal notifications to protect Macs while keeping them
running at peak performance. Ultimate protection is strengthened by
ESET’s cloud-based reputation system called ESET LiveGrid®.
Research shows Mac users are not generally aware
of specific details about technology or social engineering which could
spare them from attack, they are neither well enough informed about the
rise or impact of Mac malware. A 2012 **Macworld Magazine Poll has shown
that more than half, 57.5%, of Mac owners don’t use any anti-virus
“There has been an increase in Mac-related malware in recent
years, already having an impact on Mac users (e.g. the Flashback Trojan
outbreak from April 2012), especially as Mac users are often unaware
that they are capable to easily pass malware to their friends using
Windows”, says Stephen Cobb, ESET Security Evangelist.
The Mac malware development dated back to 2004 until now is captured in ‘Straight Facts about Mac Malware’ microsite, developed
by a team of ESET researchers overseeing the Mac Malware area for
education purposes of the Mac user growing community, as demonstrated in
the latest Gartner press release***.
Selected New Benefits and Features of ESET Cyber Security Pro and ESET Cyber Security
Keep kids safer on the Internet with Parental Control (ESC Pro version only):
your kids enjoy the good side of the Internet without worrying about
them. Parents can use the web page filter functionality, which allows
them to set up pre-defined profiles – Child, Teenager or Parent, or
tailor as desired. They also have the option to black/white list
additional web pages to be blocked or allowed for a particular account.
Protect your Data from Identity Theft with Personal Firewall (ESC Pro version only):
integrated Firewall prevents unauthorized users from accessing your Mac
remotely and allows you to define a range of profiles, each with
special settings assigned for a specific situation.
Stay Safer from Internet Threats with Cross-platform Protection:
effective protection against Mac malware as well as Windows based
threats, which might not be harmful for Mac users but could harm Windows
and Linux based systems of friends and family.
Install and Forget or Tweak Away with One-click Solution:
program runs in the background and asks for your attention only when
necessary. Advanced settings also allow tailoring of in-depth security
settings to fit your needs.
Removable Media Control: Adds another
level of protection allowing the user to scan any potentially unsafe
removable device for potential threats (USB, CD, DVD, Fire wire).
Cloud-Powered Scanning (ESET LiveGrid®):
Optimization of scanning based on whitelisting of "safe" files, in line
with the file reputation database in the cloud. This functionality
limits possible false positives to a very minimum. ESET LiveGrid®
identifies “safe” files on the user's hard drive improving the scanning
performance with passing time.
Web and Email Scanning: Enhanced Proxy
server agent for Email > POP3/IMAP and Web > HTTP scanning.
This functionality is integrated independently from Mail/Web client
For all new and enhanced features, please visit ESET Cyber Security and ESET Cyber Security Pro product pages.
*AV-Comparatives, Mac Security Review, September 2012
**Macworld Magazine Poll, April 2012
***Gartner Report, January 2013 and by W3Schools OS Statistics and Trends