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Malware Protection for Enterprise and SMB Linux Environments

Bournemouth, UK (3rd December 2007) – ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, has announced three new products for Linux and FreeBSD users. The new Gateway, File and Mail products provide SMB and enterprise users with the highest level of malware protection throughout their Linux infrastructure, without impacting on network performance.

ESET Gateway Security for Linix/FreeBSD provides a first line of defence against evolving threats by protecting an organisation’s HTTP and FTP gateway from known and unknown viruses, worms, trojans, spyware and phishing. ESET’s powerful ThreatSense scanning engine automatically checks all inbound and outbound web traffic for signs of known and new malware and the product’s partial scan technique ensures that even large HTTP objects can be downloaded safely, without compromising performance.

ESET Mail Security for Linux/FreeBSD simultaneously scans email for malware, spyware and spam in all inbound and outbound traffic. The product allows for the transparent scanning of POP3, SMTP and IMAP protocols, is able to unpack archived e-mail attachments without the need for any external programs and also enables custom configuration by mailbox and filters to limit scanning based on file size, nested archives and scanning time.

ESET File Security for Linux/FreeBSD provides file servers with both on-demand and on-access scanning for all types of malware. The on-demand scanner allows administrators to select the file directories or drives to be scanned. These can easily be set as a regular task using standard operating system schedulers.

All of the new Linux products support 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems, provide multi-processor support to improve performance by allowing multiple files to be scanned at once and have an unprecedented scanning speed and detection rate. The small footprint and fast performance of ESET’s products for Linux make them optimally suited for the challenging environment of systems with heavy network traffic.

“As organisations continue to grow their Linux network infrastructure, they will require highly scalable and robust security solutions that will tightly integrate with their Linux environments,” said Miroslav Trnka, co-founder and CTO of ESET. “ESET’s solutions, with their minimal impact on network performance and highly-configurable design, are perfectly suited for Linux environments of all sizes. As the Linux platforms continue to evolve, ESET will continue to develop the most efficient and innovative malware solutions on the market.”

Availability and Pricing
ESET Gateway, File and Mail Security solutions for Linux are available immediately and support all major Linux distributions including Red Hat, Fedora, Mandriva, SuSE, Ubuntu and Debian. For more information or to download your free trial of ESET’s Linux solutions, please visit

ESET Gateway Security costs £8.89 per user based on 10 users, 1 year licence
ESET Mail Security costs £11.11 per mailbox based on 10 mailboxes, 1 year licence
ESET File Security costs £18.33 per server based on 5 servers, 1 year licence

All prices exclude VAT.

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. Over the past 20 years, ESET’s NOD32 Antivirus has consistently achieved the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing. ESET’s flagship product, ESET NOD32 Antivirus, is the foundational product that builds out the ESET product line to include ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart
Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and an extremely small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. Both products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessary large size found in some solutions. This means faster scanning that doesn’t slow down computers or networks.

Sold in more than 110 countries, ESET has worldwide production headquarters in Bratislava, SK and worldwide distribution headquarters in San Diego, U.S. ESET also has offices in UK, Argentina and Czech Republic and is globally represented by an extensive partner network. For more information, visit or call 0845 838 0832.

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