Features and Services
Smarter Scanner - Threats don't always enter your network in ways you expect. ESET Smart Security inspects SSL-encrypted communication channels like HTTPS and POP3S and intelligently scans compressed files to find hidden threats other products miss. Proactive protection begins at the earliest point in system startup to ensure your computer is always secure.
Clean and Safe Email - Email scanning for Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird 3*, Opera 10*, Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail, and other POP3/IMAP mail clients, ensuring your email is free of viruses and other threats.
Time-saving Firewall - New Learning Mode saves time by automatically creating firewall rules by observing how end users use the network, while offering advanced firewall modes for power users. Pair customized firewall profiles with trusted network zones and have appropriate firewall rules applied automatically based on detected network presence.*
Trusted Zone Authentication - Identify trusted network zones by network configurations (a configurable combination of host/DNS/DHCP server IP address, wireless SSID, connection profile, etc) or securely authenticate into a network using ESET Authentication Server.*
Upgraded Antispam - ESET Smart Security now takes care of annoying spam with a smaller, faster, and even more effective spam filter.
Removable Media Security - Threats can enter your PC from removable media such as USB thumb drives. For self-running media, ESET Smart Security scans autorun.inf and associated files when the medium is inserted, in addition to scanning any file on any removable device when it is accessed, or during a full-scan of the media. Power users can adjust ESET Smart Security to perform additional levels of scanning on removable media.
System Tools - ESET SysInspector and ESET SysRescue simplify diagnosing and cleaning of infected systems by allowing deep scans of system processes to find hidden threats, and creating bootable rescue CD/DVD or USB drives to help you repair an infected computer.
Self Defense - ESET Smart Security has built-in technology to prevent malicious software from corrupting or disabling it, so you can rest assured your system is always protected.
* Available with version 4.2
ESET Remote Administrator - Simplify all aspects of running antivirus on your business network with ESET's comprehensive management tool. New version 4 features lower the cost of ownership, improve security posture, and reduce response time to incidents. From a single console, manage Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile device endpoints with minimal system resources. Empower your IT team to work smarter, not harder. View datasheet
ESET Rip and Replace Technology - Migrating from one antivirus solution to another can be a daunting task when your existing security vendor makes it impossible to remove their software cleanly. Rip and Replace creates customized tools to automate upgrading your environment to ESET Smart Security. It does not disrupt end user productivity and doesn't leave your business vulnerable during the transition process. View datasheet
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Protection from the Unknown - Award-winning ThreatSenseÂ® technology uses multiple layers of threat detection to deliver the most effective protection possible against new attacks. And ThreatSense is smart; it raises far fewer annoying "false alarms" than other products that use heuristics.
Built for Speed - ESET Smart Security is lightning fast and unobtrusive. Even disk-intensive operations like performing a "full disk scan" run smoothly in the background without affecting end user productivity.
Easy on Your System - ESET Smart Security is "lean and mean," typically using just 45 MB of memory, a fraction of what other products consume. Because it's fast and "light," upgrading your existing antivirus protection to ESET Smart Security can extend the useful life of your PCs.
Easy to Manage - Managing antivirus for hundreds or more endpoints doesn't have to be time consuming and cumbersome. ESET Remote Administrator is comprehensive and easy to use. Create policies for groups and schedule tasks to automate routine activities from intuitive screens.
ESET ThreatSense® TechnologyFinds malware that other antivirus products miss and stops emerging malware as they are released instead of hours or days later. It is swift and has the lowest false positive rate in the industry.
Usability Improvements - For administrators, version 4 offers:
- License Manager with simplified tools to manage multiple licenses with different terms
- Read-only access for Management Console which enables multiple administrators to share tasks without risk of overwriting configurations
- Notification Manager to keep administrators informed of all key events with customizable alerts
- More efficient use of network bandwidth and improved log storage scalability
- Advanced Protection status screen that informs you of threat detections
- Password protection that prevents ESET Smart Security from being uninstalled by unauthorized employees or visitors
Intel 32-bit x86 or 64-bit x64
Microsoft Windows® 7 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3 / 2000 SP4 32- and 64-bit editions
Microsoft Windows® Server 2008 / 2003 / 2000 32- and 64-bit editions
41MB (Downloaded), 230MB (Installed)
ESET Remote Administrator Console
Microsoft Windows® 7 / Vista / XP / 2000
Microsoft Windows® Server 2008 / 2003
Minimum 4.0, recommended 5.5. Some reports may not display correctly in version 4.0
ESET Remote Administrator Server
Microsoft Windows® 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 / NT4 SP6*
Microsoft Windows® Server 2008 / 2003
*Windows NT4 - Access Components (MDAC) 2.5 Service Pack 3 must be installed
ESET Remote Administrator has minimal system requirements. For example, ESET Remote Administrator Server installed on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 administering 500 clients only requires: 1 GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM, 2 GB free disk space, 100 Mbps Network Adapter
ESET File Security for Novell Netware
The hardware and network requirements for ESET File Security for Novell Netware are the same as the specific requirements for the NetWare installation itself. See your Novell Netware documentation for more information.
Supported Operating Systems
Novell NetWare 5x, 6x