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NOD32 Virus Protection Extended To Web

NOD32 Virus Protection Extended To Web And Application Malware

AUCKLAND NZ - September 27, 2004

Eset, a leading global provider of next-generation virus protection, today announced the availability of the newest version of its flagship product, NOD32, with extended state of the art heuristics detection capabilities to defend against Web-based viruses and Trojans, macro viruses hiding in embedded Microsoft Office files, and the latest malware including spyware, adware, and keystroke logging programs.

Without relying exclusively on signature updates, NOD32’s upgraded modules now provide comprehensive protection against unknown viruses and malware in networks, the Internet, and common applications. HTTP scanning protects users from Internet-borne threats such as Win32 worms and Trojans. These threats can spread while concealed within modified executable files called runtime packers that are often difficult to identify by classical virus detection methods. NOD32 can recognize a virtually unlimited number of runtime packers, bringing detection to a new level. NOD32 also protects against macro viruses and non-virus threats such as spyware, adware and keystroke logger programs. In addition, NOD32’s specialized antivirus scanner works with Microsoft Office’s default scanner to provide an additional line of defense against viruses hidden in Office files.

NOD32’s unique AdvancedHeuristics technology provides proactive protection with a small footprint and fast scanning speed. It detects unknown malware during the critical time period between the emergence of a new threat and the release of a virus signature update. In the newest version of NOD32, AdvancedHeuristics technology has been enhanced with several new detection algorithms to identify the latest progeny of malware quickly and accurately, while maintaining the highest possible virus detection rate.

While most current antivirus solutions are coded in high-level programming languages that consume valuable system resources when executed. NOD32 uses elegant assembly code to provide first-rate virus protection with a negligible impact on network and CPU performance.

“When we switched from a popular anti-virus product to NOD32, it was like a breath of fresh air. Everything was so fast I thought that I must not have turned NOD32 on. Amazingly enough when I checked the remote administration log I could see that it was blocking all the attacks made to our ports by Lovsan,” said Stephen Elek, LAN/Desktop Services, Trinity Information Systems. “After rolling out NOD32 across our healthcare organization, overall network performance improved by 10-20 percent, giving us increased bandwidth and productivity in addition to advanced protection from fast moving threats.”

“NOD32’s focus on both high performance and complete detection for its antivirus gateway solution is ideal for enterprises that need to match their security requirements with the reality of operational performance needs without having to make a compromise,” said Pete Lindstrom, Research Director of Spire Security.

Enhanced features of NOD32 include:

Advanced Heuristics for Worm/Virus Detection—detects worms and viruses by their behavior without a need to update a virus signature database, and provides the highest possible detection of Win32 worms, Trojans and viruses

HTTP Scanning—prevents infection from malware downloaded from the Internet

Enhanced Protection for Microsoft Office Application Suite—specialized scanner offers additional protection from macro viruses that can spread when sharing Microsoft Office files

Protection from Non-Virus Threats— detects and removes spyware and keystroke logging programs that track users’ behaviors and create dangerous back doors into computer systems

About NOD32 Founded in 1992 and headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Eset is a global security software solution company that provides next generation virus protection. Eset’s award-winning anti-virus software system, NOD32, assures maximum network performance, advanced heuristic detection, and free worldwide support.

NOD32 provides enterprise customers with the highest ROI in the industry as a result of increased user compliance, decreased downtime, and higher productivity. NOD32 holds more Virus Bulletin 100% Awards than any other anti-virus product available, consistently detecting all known viruses “in the wild” without false positives. Eset’s work with major corporations like Canon, Dell and Microsoft has propelled the company into Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 two years running. Eset is a privately held company with offices in San Diego, US, London, UK, Prague, CZ, and Bratislava, SK.

NOD32 is distributed in New Zealand by Chillisoft Ltd www.nod32.co.nz

ENDS.


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