****Nod32 The Best of the Best for Virus Protection****
ESET NOD32 is a comprehensive antithreat solution providing industry-leading protection against viruses, trojans, spyware and other malware. Recommended by leading security experts, it is the only security product that has never missed an in-the-wild virus in more than 30 tests over 7 years of regular testing by leading independent virus research authority Virus Bulletin Magazine [UK].
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* Most secure and effective solution on the market - has the best detection record of any antithreat product
* Unique ThreatSense Technology significantly reduces exposure and risk to new threats, consistently detecting >80?f new threats without requiring a specific signature update
* Lowest overhead of any antithreat product (up to 75?ess system overhead)
* Fastest scan speed of any antithreat product (2 to 50 times faster scanning performance)
* Smallest update files of any antithreat product (typically 10–50 kb in size)
* Fastest growing customer-base of any antithreat product
* Easy to setup and use
* Free phone and email support to all registered users
* Flexible and scalable – from single users to very large corporates
NOD32 fastest on Vista, plus another VB100?ward [Feb 2007]
Virus Bulletin Magazine's latest test of 15 products on the new Vista OS showed that nothing has changed for NOD32 - another VB100?ward [a record 42 now] plus yet again NOD32 blitzed all competitors with another fastest scanning performance.
The 500 kph fastball [Oct 06]
Zero-time malware is outwitting conventional computer security. Where traditional systems protection used to do the job by identifying new threats and issuing update releases before any damage was done, a new breed of zero-time malware - what we call the 500 kph pitcher - has all but closed the gap between release and widespread damage. Chillisoft managing director Geoff Cossey outlines the new rules in a recent article in The Channel.
Get a copy of the article here. [pdf 167 Kb]
350,000 PC client chooses NOD32 [Sept 06]
The Ontario Ministry of Education (OME) has selected ESET NOD32 Antivirus software to protect more than 350,000 networked computers that are under the direct responsibility of the school boards from malware, spyware and other emerging online threats.
“We performed a rigorous analysis of antivirus products based on malware detection, manageability and performance, and ESET’s NOD32 was the clear winner,” stated Doug Peterson, Computers in the Classroom Consultant of the Greater Essex County District School Board and member of the Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee. “ESET’s solution met our key criteria for ease of use and provides a superior level of protection required for our schools to keep online threats off the network.” More details here.
AVAR CONFERENCE COMING TO NZ [Feb 06]
The Association of AntiVirus Asia Researchers (AVAR) will hold its annual conference in New Zealand for the first time in December. For more information link here.
Joint conference sponsors ESET NOD32 and New Zealand distributor Chillisoft say they expect the ninth annual conference to draw upwards of 300 delegates from throughout Asia Pacific. Last year’s conference was held in Beijing, China.
AVAR is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to prevent the spread and damage caused by malicious software. Its members include security experts, governmental agencies and corporations in nine Asia-Pacific regions and the US and Europe.
Chillisoft’s Geoff Cossey, says the conference is open to the entire IT industry – not just AVAR members – and will appeal to the IT security interests of integrators, larger corporates, government departments and IT security agencies, and academia.
PROACTIVE ROOTKIT PROTECTION ADDED TO NOD32 [Jan 06]
Eset has developed a method to proactively detect so-called rootkit threats. These especially dangerous threats, which are able to hide themselves in an infected system, are extremely hard to detect. Today, Eset’s ThreatSense technology represents the only integrated solution able to protect even from unknown rootkits proactively. According to Eset’s chief software architect Richard Marko, the technology is very effective with detection rates in the company’s internal tests of up to 90?
A Rootkit is a special type of infiltration able to hide its presence within infected systems, and thus escape from detection. Usually it is a package of malicious code enabling attacker to exploit vulnerabilities in systems and to take full control of infected computers.
Due to this reason, the most important thing with rootkits is prevention – the ability to stop the infiltration proactively, at the attempt to infiltrate into the system, and thus before it is able to activate. Until now, really proactive and complex protection has not been available.
More information is available here : [Rootkit.pdf].
CASE STUDY : NZ's 4th largest University chooses NOD32 for its 4500 PCs and servers [Oct 2005]
With NOD32 AUT gets a compact suite of management and reporting tools. A central mirror server automates aspects of administration, such as installation, which automatically replicates a pre-configured setup on all clients, and administers NOD32 updates. A console provides AUT IT Services centralised visibility of enterprise-wide client updates and viruses detected. It took AUT just four days to complete the first wave of installations to 3,500 workstations.
Full case study details are available here: [AUT.pdf].
CASE STUDY : A head-to-head look at how 13 antivirus solutions stack up [Aug 2005]
Colby Sawyer College USA [MA] recently evaluated 13 antivirus products to protect their 1600 PCs and servers. Here is a detailed report of their process and their decision.
The report includes a review of each product including NOD32, Symantec, McAfee, Sophos, Kaspersky, Trend PC-Cillin, CA e-Trust and others.
VB 100?ward #32 - Windows XP Pro [31 May 05]
NOD32 has been awarded its 32nd VirusBulletin 100?ward, continuing its remarkable record of not missing a single in-the-wild virus in any VB test.
NOD32 receives CheckMark Certification for Spyware [April 2005]
For a company to be certified to the Spyware Checkmark, the product must be able to detect Trojans, key-loggers, cookies and other assorted malware in the West Coast Labs spyware test suite. NOD32 includes broad protection against spyware, adware, phishing and riskware.
VB 100?ward #31 - RedHat Linux [4 April 05]
NOD32 has been awarded its 31st VirusBulletin 100?ward, continuing its remarkable record of not missing a single in-the-wild virus in any VB test.
NOD32 also topped the speed tests again proving that you don't have to compromise speed for detection capability.
GONE PHISHING [8 March 05]
The NOD32 virus-radar project was originally conceived to report on viruses that are contained in email, but in the year that the system has been running, its usefulness has proven to be far wider.
Over the last two years or so, there has been a huge increase in so called Phishing scams. Phishing scams usually take the form of a counterfeit e-mail message, mass-mailed by criminal hackers, purporting to be from the recipient's bank. These scams try to deceive recipients into disclosing credit card numbers, bank account information and various personal details. The email messages are often very professional, and really look as if they came from a bank, financial institution or an ISP. Usually they demand recipients click on a supplied link, and the text in the message often urges or threatens users to carry out the requested action - often this is under the premise that there has been a problem with their account, and that for security reasons, the email recipient must follow the procedure to make sure their internet banking continues to operate correctly. After clicking the link, the targets are sent to a fraudulent site, which looks just like the institution's web site and are asked for sensitive information. These scams rely on tricking the recipient - using techniques sometimes called "social engineering" - into opening the link, and supplying the requested details.
There are a large variety of these scams that imitate various banks and institutions. The groups behind the "phish" then make a profit from the submitted information collected from the people they managed to trick.
Although these emails are not traditional malware - for instance, there is not normally any enclosed attachment containing a virus - Eset's NOD32 antivirus system has the ability to detect such scams. Because of this, virus-radar will often show when a specific type of fraud is particularly prevalent. Recently, two such fraudulent emails have hit the top ten malware detected by virus-radar. It's a crime that is clearly successful, as the incidence of new Phishing scams is still on the rise. The best way to avoid such scams is to make sure you start a fresh browser session when logging on to your internet bank, and never follow links to it from emails. Your bank will never ask you for your details such as passwords by email.
You can keep an eye on the latest malware at Virus Radar
NEW BAGLE VARIANTS COMBINE SPAM AND TROJANS [Mar 05]
A new Bagle variant doesn't try to spread but instead installs malicious remote monitoring software on systems it infects.
The new Bagle variant, Bagle.BB, is spreading in massive spam e-mail campaigns, but it breaks with computer worm orthodoxy. Unlike earlier forms of Bagle, the new variant sends out e-mails with Trojan horse programs attached to them, as opposed to copies of the virus file. The new attack could be the first of more to come, as malicious hackers turn to spam and stealthy Trojan programs to evade detection.
The new Bagle variant appeared early today in a massive spam e-mail campaign that dropped copies of the new Trojan horse programs in mailboxes worldwide, according to Andrew Lee, chief technology officer at NOD32.
At one point, NOD32's virus-monitoring project Virus Radar received up to 3,500 Bagle e-mails an hour containing the new Trojan horse programs. The spam is being sent from huge networks of virus-infected zombie computers, and the volume of mail has waxed and waned throughout the day as different spam campaigns begin and end, Lee said.
NOD32 users were pre-protected by NOD32's "Advanced Heuristics" without any need for a specific signature update.
VIRUS BULLETIN MAGAZINE [UK] TESTS ON WINDOWS 2003 SERVER [Nov 04]
Once again, NOD32 was awarded the VB100?ward for detection of all (ItW) worms and viruses with no false positives. Additionally, NOD32 outperformed all 26 products tested with the fastest scanning rate. More information here.
ANTIVIRUS RESPONSE TIMES - HISPASEC REPORT Oct 2004
Hispasec's report on the response performance of various AV vendors to the latest Netsky variant
Detected immediately by:
NOD32 : Win32/Netsky.B
BitDefender : Win32.SMTP-MassMailer
Kaspersky : I-Worm.NetSky.b
Norman : W32/EMailWorm
Updates [eg signature] response time:
NOD32 < 1 hour : Win32/Netsky.B1
TrendMicro +24 hours : WORM_NETSKY.AF
InoculateIT +25 hours : Win32/Netsky.AE.Worm
Symantec/Norton +26 hours : W32.Netsky.AD@mm
Sophos +29 hours : W32/Netsky-AD
McAfee +40 hours : W32/Netsky.ag@MM!zip
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