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ESET launches NOD32 for 64-bit system

ESET launches NOD32 for 64-bit systems

NOD32 offers real-time protection against malware threats for x64 editions of Windows® XP and Windows Server 2003

July 27, 2005 – Chillisoft, the New Zealand distributor of ESET NOD32, today announced the availability of NOD32 for x64 versions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

ESET NOD32 anti-threat software is the only product that has not missed an in-the-wild virus in more than 30 tests over seven years by leading independent virus research authority Virus Bulletin Magazine [UK].

Windows x64 systems are designed to handle high-performance applications that require large amounts of memory. Though many 32-bit applications can still run on x64 systems, most antivirus solutions on the market are incompatible or offer protection only at the server level—leaving consumers and enterprises vulnerable to attacks.

“64-bit computing is increasingly being adopted by performance-hungry users, particularly as applications continue to use up more system resources and exceed the memory capacity of 32-bit systems,” Chillisoft managing director Geoff Cossey said. “As enterprises and power users migrate to this new architecture, keeping their networks protected from viruses, spyware and other threats will remain a priority. ESET Software is ahead of the game with an x64-compatible solution that functions both at the desktop and server level.”

NOD32 for 64-bit systems uses ThreatSense™ technology, a sophisticated detection system based on advanced heuristics, to proactively identify previously-unknown viruses, Trojans, spyware and adware in real-time. ThreatSense is built into NOD32’s single unified scanning engine to provide comprehensive protection so users do not need to rely on additional point solutions for spyware and adware protection. Additionally, slowed network and CPU performance is not an issue for end-users and IT administrators as NOD32 consumes less than 20 MB of memory.

“Most of the major antivirus vendors don’t have comprehensive 64-bit solutions, and malware writers are constantly looking for holes in security defenses. This can either prevent advanced users from taking advantage of 64-bit technology, or leave them exposed to threats like viruses, worms and spyware,” said Andrew Lee, CTO of ESET. “As 64-bit computing continues to gain momentum we want to make sure that our customers stay protected as they migrate to this new architecture.”

ENDS

About NOD32

NOD32 is a unified anti-virus and anti-spyware solution with a single optimized engine that protects against email and Internet borne threats through its ThreatSense technology. The proactive system does not rely on known threats and acts like a “virtual malware researcher”, using multiple methods including emulation, advanced heuristics, and generic signatures to deliver comprehensive protection against evolving threats. NOD32 is easy to install and use and offers multi-point protection (Internet, email, ftp, disk, USB, etc.) and is multiplatform (Windows, Linux, Novell, DOS). NOD32 is flexible and configurable with centralized management and reporting functionality. With its highly optimized disk scanning, low memory usage and small footprint, NOD32 ensures network performance is never sacrificed. With a record 31 Virus Bulletin 100 percent Awards, and a 92 percent success rate in catching new email borne threats using advanced heuristics, NOD32 has the best detection record of any anti-virus product on the market.


About ESET

ESET is a global provider of security software solutions for enterprises and consumers. ESET’s award-winning anti-virus software system, NOD32, provides real-time protection from known and unknown viruses, spyware and malware. NOD32 offers the smallest, fastest and most advanced protection available, with more Virus Bulletin 100% Awards than any other anti-virus product. ESET has been named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 three years running, and has an extensive partner network, including corporations like Canon, Dell and Microsoft. ESET was founded in 1992 and has headquarters in San Diego, CA and Bratislava, Slovakia, as well as offices in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit www.ESET.com or call 866-343-ESET.

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