Press Release – ESET introduces Banking and Payment Protection for Asia Pacific consumers

Singapore, December 2015 – ESET announced the release of its ESET Smart Security 9
and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 9.

ESET Smart Security 9 introduces Banking & Payment Protection
solution, designed to automatically detect when users are performing financial transactions, providing automatic protection, so users are safeguarded against malicious activity online. ESET NOD32 Antivirus 9
offers customers an enhanced browsing experience with its detection and protection capabilities provided by Antispyware, Anti-Phishing and Exploit Blocker.

Designed to enhance user experience, the new security solutions also boast a completely re-engineered user interface and tools to protect critical data while online. The V9 technology has been based on ESET’s award-winning security solution NOD32, which is known for its interactive detection engine that protects against malware that seek to evade detections, also blocking targeted attacks and exploits.

“Asia-Pacific has the largest number of internet users in the world”, says Parvinder Walia, Sales and Marketing Director for ESET, Asia Pacific. “Similarly, mobile and smartphone usage across the region continues to outpace the rest of the world, so it’s no surprise that the convenience of online and mobile banking continues to grow in popularity. The new Banking and Payment Protection feature in ESET Smart

Security 9 will ensure our customers can enjoy seamless, secure banking and financial services on-the-go.”

ESET Smart Security 9 multi-layered security also includes proven technologies such as Botnet Protection, Exploit Blocker and Vulnerability Shield. Botnet Protection protects the user’s computer from being taken over by a remote attacker and used as part of a network of infected computers for malicious purposes. Exploit Blocker is designed to fortify applications on the user’s system that are often exploited, such as web browsers, PDF readers, email clients or MS Office components, while Vulnerability Shield improves detection of known vulnerabilities on the network level.

Based on usability testing and customer research, ESET has also redesigned the graphical user interface to better fit the needs of its customers, including giving them the option of automatically updating to the latest protection features as soon as they become available.

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