ESET Launches EDR, Threat Hunting Enterprise Cyber-Security Tools

ESET is expanding its enterprise offerings with a series of new technologies that provide EDR, threat hunting, sandbox and management capabilities.

ESET Enterprise Inspector

IT security company ESET announced on Aug. 16 the general availability of new cyber-security products that provide expanded capabilities for enterprise deployments.

Among the new products is the ESET Enterprise Inspector, which is an endpoint detection and response (EDR) technology that benefits from ESET's endpoint security platform. Also launched were the company’s on-demand Threat Hunting investigation tool, a new Threat Monitoring service and ESET Dynamic Threat Defense, which provides enterprises with a cloud sandbox for malware analysis.

Rounding out ESET's new products is Security Management Center, which provides a central console for security management.

"ESET has been known for its research and discoveries and quick analysis of malware, so now we are essentially providing IT teams access to a lot of this data neatly organized in real time, to better protect their organizations," Ben Reed, product marketing manager at ESET, told eWEEK.

The new enterprise products were built in-house with data sources and analysis based on ESET's own telemetry, backed by ESET malware researchers in multiple labs around the world, according to Reed.

Not only do the new products work together, but they also work with existing ESET technologies that an organization might already be using. With ESET Enterprise Inspector, customers are buying an analysis and remediation tool that compiles real-time data from a network to help find anomalies, Reed said. He added that once an anomaly is identified, Enterprise Inspector helps to answer important questions such as how and when the anomaly got into a system. Enterprise Inspector requires ESET endpoint security products to work, Reed said.

ESET Threat Hunting and Threat Monitoring require Enterprise Inspector as a prerequisite, while ESET Dynamic Threat Defense works in conjunction with other ESET security products, like ESET Mail Security, according to Reed.

The new Security Management Center is an on-premises system that provides a single pane of glass that manages ESET security technologies, he said. The Security Management Center is a replacement next-generation product for the ESET Remote Administrator offering.

Consumer vs. Enterprise

ESET is actively engaged in both the enterprise and consumer segments of cyber-security. Reed said the split in the U.S. in terms of revenue is about 60 percent business and 40 percent consumer. 

"We have teams working on both sides, and the reality is each segment can benefit from one another," he said. "Some of the core technology layers we put in our business products are also in the consumer products, and we find that a lot of IT folks … started out using the consumer product and were introduced to our business products that way."

Having the consumer base differentiates the company from other EDR vendors. Reed said ESET protects 110 million endpoints today, which gives the company broad visibility into the threat landscape.

"One of the main differentiators in our EDR tool is the visibility that we provide organizations," he said. "Due to our expertise in the industry, we know what data is important for security teams to look at."

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eWEEK and Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

Sean Michael Kerner

Sean Michael Kerner

Sean Michael Kerner is an Internet consultant, strategist, and contributor to several leading IT business web sites.