Intel distributes ESET security software with Intel

DQC Bureau
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ESET announced 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 anti-virus 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, VP and GM-Client Boards

Division, Intel. “Our customers require a high level of protection that won't

simultaneously slow down their systems, and with ESET's proactive anti-virus

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 ESET NOD32 anti-virus 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, VP-Business Development, ESET, LLC. “By coupling Intel's premium

motherboards with ESET's proven threat protection users will experience optimum

performance and protection,” he added.