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ESET Launches It’s Flagship Products: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 and ESET Smart Security 8

Created: 2014-10-21 00:00:00

New Products include Botnet Protection combined with Enhanced Exploit Blocker protection.

ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection, today announced the latest versions of its flagship security software products: ESET NOD32® Antivirus 8 and ESET Smart Security® 8. The latest line-up includes Botnet Protection and Enhanced Exploit Blocker that protects against exploits and offer anti-phishing and social media scanning capabilities.


“These new features provide users of ESET NOD32® Antivirus 8 and ESET Smart Security® 8 enhanced level of security, whether they are checking email, surfing the web or checking their bank balance online,” said Ignacio Sbampato, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at ESET. “Combined with our award-winning anti-malware protection, we are confident these added features will bring tremendous value to our customers.”


According to Cisco Annual Security Report 2014 and 2014 Midyear Security Report, Java exploits accounted for 91 % of all indicators of compromise (IOC) in November 2013, rising to 93 % as of May 2014 followed by Adobe Reader, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word, with a 3% share.

These indicators of compromise usually reveal an out-of-the-ordinary behavior of a particular piece of data or software. This behavior manifests itself in that it tries to take over or “exploit” the software’s inherent vulnerabilities, glitches or bugs – with an aim to take control of a computer system. Both ESET NOD32® Antivirus 8 and ESET Smart Security® 8 protect computer users against these exploits with Enhanced Exploit Blocker.

ESET Smart Security® 8 also introduces a new Botnet Protection feature which protects a user’s computer from being taken over by a remote attacker and used as part of a network of infected computers for malicious purposes. A 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report shows botnet activity was the largest single category of crimeware reported accounting for 86%.

2013 saw a number of high profile botnet attacks. The technology inside ESET Smart Security® 8 uncovers irregular network communications patterns characteristic of Botnets. One such discovery was Operation Windigo carried out by ESET Research Labs this past spring.

It uncovered over 25,000 infected servers, used for over two years to redirect half a million web visitors to malicious content on a daily basis. In all, the botnet allowed the attackers to send more than 35,000,000 spam messages per day.

ESET Smart Security® 8 also includes proven features such as Anti-theft, Parental Control and Personal Firewall. The technology inisde ESET products holds the record for the most consecutive VB100 awards of any vendor.

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About ESET
ESET, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32 technology which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. ESET has been selected as one of the most innovative companies in Europe for the 2011 HSBC European Business Awards and holds number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV Test and other organizations. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cyber Security for Mac are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Cracow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network for 180 countries. . For more information, visit our local office at

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which includes Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

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