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ESET® Smart Security 9 Beta now available for download

Created: 2015-05-28 00:00:00

Try the Beta version of the latest flagship products from the creator of ESET NOD32® technology, and test out the brand new Banking & Payment Protection feature for secure transactions.

ESET, a global pioneer in IT security for more than two decades, today introduces the Beta versions of its latest ESET Smart Security 9 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 9 products. Join the ESET Beta Program and be among the first to try out new features such as Banking & Payment Protection and enhanced Botnet Protection, as well as the products’ new graphical user interface.

“ESET security products for home users are well known for their multiple layers of protection and ultra-fast performance. The latest versions offer an enhanced level of security, so you can be worry-free whether checking email, surfing the web or enjoying an online shopping spree,” says Martin Semjan, Product Manager at ESET. “Aside from introducing several new security features, we've also completely redesigned the user interface of both ESET Smart Security 9 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 9, based on the results of our extensive usability testing.”

ESET Smart Security 9 introduces Banking & Payment Protection, which offers users a secure environment for online transactions by automatically detecting when they visit banking or payment sites.

Other new features in this Beta include:

Reputation Evaluator, which assesses cloud-based files and URLs and can block access based on their reputation-based risk level;
Support for Network Signatures (an extension of ESET’s existing Botnet Protection feature) allows quick prevention of malicious botnet traffic coming to and from users’ computers;
Improved update process, which is now more flexible and transparent; also, new protection features are added automatically, as they become available.
Full support for Microsoft Windows 10 operating system, to ensure optimum protection.


In addition, ESET Smart Security 9 includes many proven features such as Anti-Theft, Anti-Phishing and Advanced Personal Firewall. Moreover, with its 89th “VB100” Award in December 2014, ESET NOD32® technology continues to hold the record for the highest number of Virus Bulletin “VB100” Awards won by any Internet security vendor worldwide, and has never missed a single “In-the-wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. In addition, ESET NOD32® technology holds the longest consecutive string of “VB100” awards of any vendor.

Download the early-bird version today, and join the ESET Beta Program community to get a first peek at the new GUI and features of ESET Smart Security 9 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 9.



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

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