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ESET Announces Support for Windows Server 2008

Created: 2008-02-29 17:19:18

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Antivirus Leader Also Compatible with Latest Vista and XP Service Packs

SAN DIEGO – February 27, 2008 – ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced support for Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 platform, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows XP Service Pack 3. ESET’s line of award-winning security solutions, including the company’s flagship antivirus product, ESET NOD32 Antivirus, is currently available and ready to support Windows newest server product lines.

Windows Server 2008 is the latest release of Microsoft's server line of operating systems and incorporates the latest network, management and security technologies. Available in late February 2008, it is the successor to Windows Server 2003, released nearly five years earlier.

Windows Server 2008 is built on Windows Vista's NT 6.0 kernel and is reported to be Microsoft's most secure server operating system ever. Anti-malware software is a requirement for any server today and ESET's NOD32 Antivirus, with its proactive detection, represents the best fit for securing Windows Server 2008 from viruses, worms, rootkits, spyware, trojans and other threats.

“Windows Server 2008 represents a leap forward for Microsoft, and ESET's updated ThreatSense technology has kept pace allowing for the most proactive protection against evolving threats,” said Andrew Lee, ESET chief research officer. “In addition, our software functions with Windows Server 2008 Core, which is designed to provide a minimal attack surface. As the most proactive solution on the market for protecting against zero-day threats, ESET’s update support for Microsoft’s service packs allows our customers to remain protected from the latest Internet-borne attacks.”

Microsoft's service packs update their operating systems with all previously-issued patches, “hot-fixes” and configuration changes, sometimes introducing changes that disrupt antivirus software. ESET software presents no challenges for service pack upgrades and seamlessly integrates with the newest line of Windows Server products.

The current version of ESET's flagship security software, ESET NOD32 Antivirus, which has been shipping since December, 2007 has been tested with Windows Server 2008. Licensed customers may download this version from the ESET website.

Built on the award-winning ThreatSense® engine, ESET NOD32 Antivirus is a tightly integrated security solution that proactively detects and disables viruses, spyware, adware, phishing, rootkits and other Internet threats. It is the only antivirus technology that has not missed an “in-the-wild” virus in Virus Bulletin VB 100 testing over the past nine years, while producing only one false-positive during that time. It was also named “Best Antivirus Product” of 2006 and 2007 by AV-Comparatives.

About ESET
Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security software for business and consumers. Its award-winning, Anti-Threat™ software system, ESET NOD32 Antivirus, provides real-time protection from known and unknown viruses, spyware and other malware. ESET NOD32 offers the smallest, fastest and most advanced protection available, with more Virus Bulletin 100 Awards than any other antivirus product. ESET recent awards include the Inc. 500, and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and has an extensive partner network, including corporations like Canon, Dell and Microsoft. ESET has offices in Bratislava, SK; Bristol, U.K.; Buenos Aires, AR; Prague, CZ; San Diego, USA; and is represented worldwide in more than 100 countries.

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia . The Company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities. Version 2 is the sole distributor of ESET and NOD32 Antivirus products in the Greater China and Singapore regions.


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