ESET receives Bronze Award in the 2017 Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice Awards for Endpoint Protection Platforms 0 1013

This week, ESET is extremely proud to announce that it is the Bronze Award Winner of the 2017 Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice Awards for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP).

Awards for top customer-rated companies

The Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice Awards are well recognised across the industry and aim to identify the companies that customers like the most. Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice Awards for Endpoint Protection Platforms are the result of verified end user reviews of enterprise-grade users.

The awards are a ranking of vendors by verified end-user professionals – which includes IT professionals or business users who have had experience purchasing, implementing and/or using the enterprise solution they are reviewing. The awards take into account both the number of end-user reviews, and the overall user ratings.

In this particular category, Gartner states that EPP “provides a collection of security capabilities to protect PCs, smartphones and tablets. EPP is an integrated solution that has the following capapabilites: anti-malware, personal firewall, port and device control.”*

Praise across the board

116 end-users reviews awarded ESET Endpoint Security an overall score of 4.7 out of 5 across all criteria including product capabilities, integration and deployment, service and support, and customer experience. As a result, ESET placed within the top four cyber-security companies offering the best endpoint security solutions on market based on end user reviews.

“We are honoured to receive this Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice Award and we believe it is a true testament to the quality products we provide our customers,” said Jeronimo Varela, Director of Global Sales. “AT ESET, we believe every person and business should be able to enjoy technology safely and we pride ourselves on offering solutions that allow them to do just that. In our opinion, to have near perfect reviews, across the board, from end-user professionals shows we are delivering on what we set out to.”

To read more about the Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice Awards, please click here.

Gartner press release, Winners Announced for the Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice Awards for Endpoint Protection Platforms, October 13, 2017. https://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3807164

 

Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice Awards are determined by the subjective opinions of individual end-user customers based on their own experiences, the number of published reviews on Gartner Peer Insights and overall ratings for a given vendor in the market, as further described here http://www.gartner.com/reviews-pages/peer-insights-customer-choice-awards/ and are not intended in any way to represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.

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Flaws in email encryption revealed 0 478

email encryption

A team of 8 academics have discovered weaknesses in OpenPGP and S/MIME encryption protocols which could lead to the plain text of encrypted emails being exposed to attackers. The academics have named these flaws “EFAIL”.

Insights from cryptography expert Bruce Schneier explained that “[t]he vulnerability isn’t with PGP or S/MIME itself, but in the way they interact with modern e-mail programs.”

To be able exploit the weaknesses, you would first need to access the end-to-end-encrypted email message. This could be by way of stealing it from a compromised account or by intercepting its path. Following this, the attacker would need to alter the email, adding a custom HTML code and then sending this new version onto the victim. The victim’s email client decrypts the email and is tricked by the malicious code into sending the full plaintext of the emails to the attackers. Even messages sent years ago are vulnerable.

The team said that their proof-of-concept exploit has been shown to be successful against 25 out of 35 tested S/MIME email clients and 10 out of 28 OpenPGP clients. The flaws affect email applications such as Apple Mail with the GPGTools encryption plug-in, Mozilla Thunderbird with the Enigmail plug-in, and Outlook with the Gpg4win encryption package. The academics said that, in keeping with the principles of responsible disclosure, they have reported their findings to all email providers concerned.

Time to change your Twitter password 0 623

Twitter Password

An internal bug exposed the passwords of an undisclosed number of the more than 330 million Twitter users.

Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal announced that it was a “bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log”. He went on to state “we have fixed the bug and our investigation shows no indication of breach or misuse”.

The Social Media platform are insisting that there is no sign of danger and that there is no reason to believe that the passwords were exposed outside of the organisation. However, they are still advising users to change their Twitter passwords and those of any other online service using the same password.

Some additional password tips from Twitter include enabling two-factor authentication and also using a password manager to create a strong and unique password for every individual online service.