Eset Smart Security

Eset is one of the most respected antivirus development companies, and is definitely one of my favorites. Earlier this year we informed you about the product line for their next generation antivirus solutions, which includes a standalone antivirus application and a security suite complete with firewall. Next Monday, November 5th, consumers will be able to purchase the new line of products.

Eset is boasting their Smart Security suite because it “uses only 40MB of disk space and scans systems up to 30-times faster than other products.” With the Eset Smart Security suite you’ll get several different forms of protection rolled into one: antivirus, antispyware, antispam, and firewall. All of these are tightly integrated into a single interface, making the detection and classification of threats more accurate. Here are some of the features Smart Security will offer:

  • The next version of ESET’s anti-malware engine with comprehensive protection against adware, rootkits, spyware, Trojan horses, viruses, worms and other types of malicious software.
  • A personal firewall with port stealthing and advanced filtering features.
  • An antispam filter with Bayesian filtering, whitelisting and blacklisting.

The Eset Smart Security will run you $59.99, and the standalone NOD32 Antivirus will be $39.99 per copy. I’ve been using Avast! for quite some time, and the steep prices for Eset’s solutions is what keeps me from using them. I would be all over it, however, if they offered a household license for three or more computers for the prices mentioned above.

As of right now the new Eset programs are in the Release Candidate Stage, and can be downloaded here. We’ve already posted a screenshot gallery of the Smart Security suite.