ESET boosts product range with major redesign
A new ESET Remote Administrator has been rebuilt to enhance usability, improve security and lower the overall cost of implementation and management
With the recent launch of ESET's re-engineered and redesigned range of IT security products for business, organizations in the region can look forward to a new approach to tackling their business needs.
The launch follows months of in-depth worldwide business user research, followed by intensive design, engineering, development and testing, ESET says. The all-new IT security products offer proactive protection with low impact on company infrastructure, as well as packing a wealth of new features, such as Botnet Protection, Exploit Blocker, Anti-Phishing and Anti-Theft.
At the heart of the upgrades is the new ESET Remote Administrator- a platform-independent, remote management console that has been rebuilt to enhance usability, improve security and lower the overall cost of implementation and management, the company adds.
"Our strategy has always been around making customers understand that ESET is the leading provider of security technologies for home and business users," said Neo Neophytou, Managing Director at ESET Middle East. "We want our customers to know that the highest levels of protection should not only be available to the largest of organizations and our redesigned solutions range allows customers of all sizes to enhance their IT security and lower the overall cost of implementation and management," Neo added.
The new ESET Remote Administrator features a built-in task management system to minimize downtime, while allowing actions to be performed automatically based on dynamic group membership. In addition, the new user interface for ESET business security products simplifies the tasks of monitoring, configuring and controlling network activity to ensure the organization is forewarned and protected against unwanted and malicious actions.
One of ESET's key selling points has been how comprehensive their set of solutions are on one hand and ESET's endeavour to tailor these solutions it to meet the needs of specific organizations. "The scope of our offerings together with our flexible licensing schemes means that we can meet the security requirements of small and home offices all the way up to large enterprise businesses," Neo said.
The re-engineered set runs the whole gamut of ESET security solutions ranging from Endpoint Antivirus, Mobile Security and File Security to Endpoint Security, Mail Security, and Gateway Security, all delivered with the ESET Remote Administrator management console. "While an organization would not necessarily deploy each of these products, they can combine and leverage these solutions to deliver a level of security that is in line with business requirements. We therefore expect to see uptake across all rather than just a few select verticals," Neo said.
Such is the overhaul and improvement in the latest solutions that ESET recommends clients undertake a fresh new install as opposed to the usual upgrades. "As the new version contains many new features, and the solution architecture has completely changed, a fresh install is required," Neo said adding, "Customers can rest assured however that this has been designed to go through seamlessly. Best of all, ESET has taken every case to ensure that un-installation and installation is done easily from the new Remote Administrator without the need to manually interact with the client machines."
ESET is doing more than its share to raise awareness of the serious threats that specifically target the region. A good example of this is the 'ESET Security Days' event which ESET will host in Dubai on the 12th of March, 2015. The event, Neo reveals, will be attended by ESET security experts, IT professionals, business people and the general public. "What is important is that this conference is not limited to ESET research - independent and non-ESET affiliated IT security experts also provide presentations and lead discussions on cyber-threats and data protection issues which affect the current business environment," Neo explains.
Another initiative is ESET's informative and easily accessible knowledge portal -'We Live Security' (www.welivesecurity.com). This portal, Neo explains, is updated daily with information on the latest cyber threats and is packed with useful information and expert tips on how both business and home users can protect themselves.
"Finally, we believe that the channel is also essential to creating awareness as in many cases, customers are unaware of their vulnerabilities until they are pointed out by a trusted advisor. For this reason, we conduct weekly classroom trainings and webinars for our partners to keep them up to date with the latest," Neo said.