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Intel Distributes ESET Security Software With Intel Desktop Boards

Created: 2009-09-22 00:00:00

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SAN DIEGO – September 22, 2009
ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, announced today that Intel will distribute ESET security software products with Intel-branded desktop motherboards starting in Q1 2010. As a result of the distribution agreement, Intel Desktop Boards will include either a 45-day or one-year product license for ESET Smart Security.

ESET will ship exclusively with new Intel® Executive Series Boards and will be the primary antivirus solution on Intel's new Media Series motherboards shipping worldwide.

"We are pleased to offer ESET software as a security offering as we are constantly striving to bring the highest value and quality to our system integrators and end customers," said Clem Russo, vice president and general manager of Intel's Client Boards Division. "Our customers require a high level of protection that won't simultaneously slow down their systems, and with ESET's proactive antivirus technology, we are able to offer our users an additional level of threat protection without compromising system performance."

Through this agreement, users will benefit from ESET's small footprint, fast scanning engine and unique detection method that provide effective malware protection without compromising system performance. Powered by ThreatSense® technology–an advanced heuristics engine–ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security provide proactive detection of malware not covered by even the most frequently updated signature-based products. Unlike traditional approaches, ESET solutions decode and analyze executable code in real-time, using an emulated environment.

"The distribution agreement between ESET and Intel underscores the importance of utilizing complete proactive protection from the very beginning," said Larry McJannet, vice president of business development, ESET, LLC. "By coupling Intel's premium motherboards with ESET's proven threat protection users will experience optimum performance and protection."

Availability and Pricing

Intel® Desktop Boards with ESET Smart Security will be available starting Q1 2010.

About ESET

ESET develops software solutions that deliver instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. ESET pioneered and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, its flagship product, consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing and is the foundational product that builds out the ESET product line to include ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and an extremely small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. Both products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessary large size found in some solutions. This means faster scanning that doesn’t slow down computers or networks. Sold in more than 160 countries, ESET has worldwide production headquarters in Bratislava, SK and worldwide distribution headquarters in San Diego, U.S. ESET also has offices in Bristol, U.K.; Buenos Aires, AR; Prague, CZ; and is globally represented by an extensive partner network. For more information, visit our local office at

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