ESET has released two new products for home users, ESET Internet Security 10 ($59.99) and ESET Smart Security Premium 10 ($79.99).
ESET Internet Security 10 is essentially a revamped version of Smart Security, and extends ESET’s NOD32 Antivirus with a firewall, antispam, parental controls and more. Major additions include a Home Network Protection module which scans your local network for vulnerabilities, including weak passwords and out-of-date and firmware, and helps you monitor all connected devices.
Webcam monitoring gives you complete control over the applications allowed to access your webcam.
ESET Smart Security Premium 10 takes the product further with a password manager which can autofill your logins on PCs, Macs, Android and iOS devices.
A Secure Data feature encrypts your most confidential files on hard drives or USB keys.
There’s also welcome anti-theft technology to track down your lost laptop.
It’s too early to tell how effective these packages might be, but ESET’s current range has done well in recent testing. AV-Comparatives rated the company 6th out of 19 in the latest Real-World Protection Test, and ESET’s anti-spam module won AV-Comparatives’ May Anti-Spam test with an impressive detection rate of 99.96 percent.
ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Internet Security 10 and ESET Smart Security Premium 10 are available now for Windows Vista and later.