ESET Endpoint Security 6.0 offers more than just basic antivirus protection. This small business antivirus software plays offense and defense with a handful of advanced security features and a management console to simplify your network's security.
Among the antivirus software we reviewed, ESET scored as one of the best software programs for malware detection and protection, meaning the software can accurately find and block Trojans, adware, viruses, worms and other forms of malware, including emerging threats. The software also scored a perfect six of six for false positive reports, which indicates that the software does not mistakenly block safe applications or confuse them for malware.
ESET falls behind in performance though, scoring 3.5 out of six with AV-TEST. What that means is that ESET slows your computer's speed and resources down significantly more than the industry average.
You might consider the slowdown a trade for high quality protection and advanced security features. Using Endpoint Security 6.0, you can control internet activity, block hazardous phishing websites trying to steal your identity, and monitor web activity by content, preventing access to certain kinds of material such as adult content, social media or web streaming services. You can also protect your inbox from spam and corrupted files.
The software includes a firewall, which can help block malicious traffic and prevent you from accidentally spreading malware. The anti-theft feature can help protect mobile devices and, in the event your phone is stolen, can lock down your device or wipe it, ensuring that unauthorized persons cannot access your information. Remote device detection rounds out this software's security features; it is capable of detecting removable media, such as USB drives, and scanning them for malware or infected files.
The major concern with ESET is gaining access to the software. In order to request a trial or purchase the software, you have to fill out an online form on their website and wait for a response, up to 48 hours. Industry leaders and the best antivirus software manufacturers don't waste time with outdated processes like this; instead, they offer you the option of immediately downloading trialware or you can purchase the software from their secured site. ESET makes it difficult for consumers to test and purchase its software, meaning you're likely to move on and find a more cooperative brand.