ESET recently announced several measures, to assist consumers, small businesses and enterprises in all industries to stay safe and secure online during the circuit breaker period.
"With governments around the world mandating that employees work-from-home, there has been a surge in internet traffic, indicating a large increase in the number of people online, through multiple devices, throughout the day. In recent weeks cybercriminals have already taken advantage of people's fears of the coronavirus, by circulating malicious links and attachments, as well as fraudulent websites that claim to sell face masks and testing kits," said Parvinder Walia, Sales and Marketing Director, ESET APJ. "More than ever, cybersecurity is crucial to protecting ourselves in our new work setting and it has an important role to play in curbing the spread of scams," said Parvinder.
To protect consumers from phishing attacks and other malicious software, ESET is extending the free trial period from 30 to 90 days for ESET Internet Security, which protects Windows, Mac, Android and Linux devices from the latest threats.
To assist new and existing ESET business customers to bolster their network security and minimise risks from employees working remotely, ESET is also extending the free trial period for ESET Dynamic Threat Defense (for users with more than 100 seats) and ESET Secure Authentication from 30 to 90 days.
ESET Dynamic Threat Defense provides another layer of security for ESET products like Mail Security and endpoint products by utilising cloud-based sandboxing technology to detect new, never before seen types of threats. ESET Secure Authentication provides a simple, effective way for businesses of all sizes to implement multi-factor authentication across commonly utilised systems. All trials provide access to the full features of the listed products.
"ESET remains committed to securing the digital world, so everyone can enjoy safer technology. Through this initiative, we hope that businesses and employees will benefit from increased security and awareness during this period of remote work. As the situation continues to evolve, we will continue to support our customers and partners across all industries to stay secure," added Parvinder.
With more than 30 years of cybersecurity innovation, ESET takes a multilayered approach to cybersecurity, protecting over 110 million users in 200 countries and territories globally. ESET regularly publishes threat research at WeLiveSecurity.