ESET Smart Security discount
ESET Smart Security recently received the coveted CNET Editors’ Choice award, which recognizes outstanding consumer electronics that represent the best available choice for quality, performance, design, service, and value.
ESET Smart Security consists of several modules. There is the ERA Server, ERA Console, ERA Mirror server and client computers running ESET AV, Server Edition or Smart Security. ERAS also uses the MDAC (Microsoft Data Access Components) database component.
The tool blocks a wide variety of malware, network attacks and spam. The anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and firewall client was easy to set up and use. There is support for email (POP3) and web traffic (HTTP) filtering. The client uses traditional signatures, heuristics and advanced analysis techniques to guard against new, unknown threats.
The console was intuitive and easy to use. The centralized reporting and alerting functions were good. We did not, however, see any ability for email notification on critical events. The console can integrate with Active Directory and discover the endpoints.
The client application installed easily from the remote console. The endpoint application was easy to use, and, in advanced mode, provided a wide degree of flexibility for configuring firewall and virus/spyware protection.
Overall, the product did a nice job in our lab. It provides a good range of malware protection at the endpoint, and the administration console did a nice job reporting, alerting, distributing and managing the endpoint software.