ESET updates consumer security product features

ESET recently launched its latest consumer security product portfolio for Windows. The enhanced solutions are designed to protect people from an expanding array of cyberthreats, data theft, malware and viruses.

The features released enhance the security capabilities of ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Internet Security and ESET Smart Security Premium.

IoT protection and UEFI scanning

The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Scanner, included in all three products, adds elevated levels of malware protection by detecting and removing threats that potentially launch before the operating system boots up.

Threats, including rootkits and ransomware, target vulnerabilities in the UEFI and are highly persistent, even surviving after an operating system is reinstalled. ESET’s UEFI Scanner prevents these types of attacks.

The enhanced Connected Home Monitor (previously Home Network Protection) helps users protect their computers from threats coming from Wi-Fi networks; the updated version can test network-connected devices proactively and safeguards users in three ways:

  • IoT protection: Internet of Things (IoT) protection empowers users to test their router-connected devices for vulnerabilities such as weak passwords and suggests solutions to fix possible issues. The monitoring includes port scanning, service checks, and password and account checking.
  • Router protection: Enables users to test their home routers for known vulnerabilities and unsafe firmware, and suggests how to fix possible issues. Deep router testing includes scanning for port vulnerabilities, known firmware vulnerabilities, malicious domains and DNS server reputations, weak or default router passwords, malware infections and router web-server vulnerabilities.
  • Catalogue of Connected Devices: Lists and categorizes devices, such as mobile phones or IoT devices, connected to the user’s home network to quickly identify any rogue devices.

“At ESET, we continually add new layers of security so that people get the highest levels of protection against evolving cyberthreats, including threats targeting UEFI and IoT devices,” said ESET Product Marketing Manager Ben Reed. “Our consumer customers benefit from the same technology that powers our business products, used by top companies and enterprises across the world.”

The new features are available globally now. There is no additional charge for customers upgrading to the latest version of the software.

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