Endpoint protection platforms (EPPs) protect endpoint devices on the corporate network. ESET offers endpoint security solutions that use a multilayered approach. It employs multiple technologies that work dynamically to balance detection, performance, and false positives.
ESET Endpoint Protection, also known as ESET PROTECT, comes in three editions: Entry, Advanced, and Complete. We’ll cover the features included in each of these editions, and go into more detail about ESET Endpoint Antivirus capabilities, which are packaged with all ESET endpoint protection products.
For more background on ESET’s entire range of endpoint security products, read our guide to ESET Endpoint Security
ESET Endpoint Protection Advanced is one of three editions in the ESET PROTECT product suite.
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This solution offers multilayered protection. You can deploy the solution using the cloud console with one click. The notable features of ESET PROTECT Entry include:
This solution provides capabilities to protect company laptops, computers, and mobile devices. It lets you manage security products using a cloud-based management console. ESET PROTECT Advanced provides the same capabilities as the Entry edition, and also provides:
This solution provides all features available in Entry and Advanced and adds a layer of protection for Microsoft 365 cloud email and OneDrive or mail servers. ESET PROTECT Complete provides the same capabilities as the Advanced edition, and also provides:
All ESET endpoint protection solutions include the ESET Endpoint Antivirus, which protects against various malware threats, including ransomware, fileless malware, zero-day attacks, and more.
The solution employs multiple technologies to offer comprehensive malware protection, including artificial intelligence (AI). You can deploy ESET Endpoint Antivirus on-premises on Linux, Mac, and Windows machines or implement a cloud-based deployment.
ESET Endpoint Antivirus offers protection against the following threats:
ESET Endpoint Antivirus uses its Ransomware Shield technology to help protect against malicious file encryption. It can identify ransomware according to reputation and behavior and blocks processes resembling ransomware behavior.
Traditional antivirus looks for patterns of known threats. Zero-day attacks rely on unknown vulnerabilities to bypass pattern-based antivirus software and breach your systems. ESET Endpoint Antivirus applies continuous monitoring to identify and block threats attempting to use known exploitation techniques on applications like browsers.
Malware attacks relied primarily on files to infect and spread in the past. However, today’s advanced attacks employ a fileless approach. Antivirus software often fails to detect fileless malware because it hides in the computer’s memory.
ESET Endpoint Antivirus uses Advanced Memory Scanner, a proprietary technology, to help solve this challenge. The scanner proactively looks for fileless malware behavior and can stop threats according to actions taken by computer processes when the malware decloaks in memory.
Threat actors use obfuscation techniques to hide malware attacks, making it difficult for antivirus software to detect them. ESET Endpoint Antivirus uses a sandbox environment to discern the real behavior behind suspicious activities and confirm potential threats. It typically works by uploading a sample to ESET’s cloud sandbox, which offers a safe virtual environment for testing and validation, supported by 13 R&D labs located worldwide.
ESET Endpoint Antivirus provides anti-phishing capabilities that monitor communications between web browsers and connected external servers. This process enables the platform to distinguish between legitimate websites and websites disguised as legitimate ones.
ESET Endpoint Antivirus helps protect against some network attacks by monitoring network traffic and blocking any traffic deemed as harmful.
ESET Cloud Administrator is a cloud-based management tool that enables you to manage security using a single console. Here is what you need to know about the management console:
Here are key ESET Cloud Administrator features:
Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms positioned ESET as a challenger and listed the following pros and cons of the solution.
Cynet 360 is a security solution that includes a complete Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP), with built-in EDR security , a Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) , and automated incident response. Cynet makes it easier to adopt a modern security toolset by offering an “all in one” security model: Cynet 360 goes beyond endpoint protection, offering network analytics , UEBA and deception technology .
Cynet’s platform includes:
Learn more about the Cynet 360 security platform.
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