ESET Rolls Out Cybersecurity For Mac

Security solution features an interactive educational component for users

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

September 13, 2010

4 Min Read

SAN DIEGO – September 13, 2010 – ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced ESET Cybersecurity for Mac, the company’s new security solution for OS X. Leveraging ESET’s award-winning NOD32 ThreatSense' engine, ESET Cybersecurity for Mac delivers advanced protection against internet security threats without impacting system performance. In addition, ESET Cybersecurity for Mac customers will have access to online training designed to help better arm them against cybercrime and malicious attacks.

Because online safety has a direct correlation to user education, ESET Cybersecurity for Mac gives users both Internet security software and educational tools to help keep their computer data and personal information safe. Developed through ESET’s award-winning Securing Our eCity initiative and available exclusively as part of the ESET Cybersecurity for Mac product, the online training guides users through real-world scenarios via videos and other tools to better illustrate the need for increased protection. Through the online education exercises, users learn a variety of information to help keep their Mac safe, including leveraging a firewall, physical security best practices, the importance of updating software, email security tips, Internet usage best practices, strong password tips and staying safe on social networks.

“Staying safe online takes more than having a secure computer system, because the human element is often the weakest link,” said Charles Kolodgy, research vice president at IDC. “In addition to security software, consumer education via online training is a crucial component in the fight against cybercrime.”

In addition to announcing ESET Cybersecurity for Mac for consumers, ESET is releasing ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition for Mac OS X. With businesses subject to regulatory compliance requirements to protect all endpoints, ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition for Mac improves compliance posture by ensuring up-to-date anti-malware protection for Macs as well as Windows and Linux platforms. ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition for Mac provides IT administrators with the ability to monitor all network endpoints across a multitude of operating systems, all from a single management console.

ESET Cybersecurity for Mac and ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition for Mac offer advanced security protection with unobtrusive interfaces that run in the background while delivering real-time protection from attacks. Both products use small amounts of memory and CPU resources to ensure optimum performance and offer a user-friendly interface.

Additional features include:

  • Proactive cross platform protection – Protects against Mac, Windows and Linux malware

    • Removable media control – Blocks usage of USB, Firewire, CD/DVD devices

    • Full screen mode – No disruptions from alert and information windows when full screen applications like games or presentations are running

    • Security settings control – Defines which user accounts have the capability to change settings

    • Sample submission – Allows users to submit suspicious files to ESET Virus Lab for analysis and provides early warning of emerging threats

      "The White House has recognized that cybersecurity is essential to the future of the U.S. and global economies. To be truly cyber-secure, both businesses and individuals must not only be equipped with state-of-the-art security software, they must also understand the essential ways cybercriminals attempt to exploit their behavior," said Anton Zajac, CEO of ESET, LLC. "ESET has been developing consumer and business training content and we are excited to be creating a new class of product that fuses these two essential elements of cybersecurity into a user-friendly solution."

      Pricing and Availability

      ESET Cybersecurity for Mac will be available for purchase in November 2010 at or through select retail outlets, including Apple, Fry’s Electronics, Office Max and Micro Center. The suggested retail price is US$39.99 for individual users which includes a one-year subscription and access to online training. The training will be immediately offered as part of the U.S. version of the product and will become available as part of the international version in early 2011.

      ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition for Mac is available immediately at or through a network of worldwide partners.

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      About ESET

      ESET develops software solutions that deliver instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. ESET pioneered and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing, and is the heart of the virus and spyware detection in ESET Smart Security and ESET Cybersecurity for Mac. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and a small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. All products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessarily large size found in some solutions. This means faster scanning that doesn't slow down computers or networks. Sold in more than 180 countries, ESET has global headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia, with distribution headquarters for the Americas located in San Diego, California. ESET also has offices in Buenos Aires, Prague, Krakow and Singapore and is represented by an extensive global partner network. For more information, visit or call +1 (619) 876-5400.

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