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Eset Software's NOD32 v. 2.5

Network Protection





NOD 32 Version 2.5



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Eset sent a beta of NOD32 2.5 to my office/lab in Gainesville, Fla. Installation included simple network configuration and server assignment work for updates. The update function may seem odd for a program that bases its performance on heuristics, but the combination of behavioral and signature detection is intended to make NOD32 faster and more complete in its malware detection. After installation, NOD32 reminds you that it needs to check for current signatures, installs them and then sets up its five modules for operation.


Good

• Antivirus, -worm, -spyware and -adware in one package
• Easy scheduling and scripting setup
• Heuristics and signature matching used for rapid malware response


Bad


• Not part of a unified policy-enforcement suite
• Local system status and setup on multiple screens rather than a single view
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