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In today’s world safeguarding data and ensuring online security is crucial for businesses globally, ESET – a software company specialising in cybersecurity – presents a variety of solutions designed to meet businesses anti-malware needs. Among their standout offerings are ESET Protect Advanced and ESET Protect Elite.

While both deliver strong protection when it comes to malware attacks there are differences in the two offerings. In this article we will explore the specifics of each product to help you decide which one aligns best with your business requirements.

Overview of ESET Protect Advanced

ESET Protect Advanced is designed for businesses looking for a complete anti-malware solution that goes further than basic protection and includes:

  1. Modern Endpoint Detection: Leverages a defence-in-depth approach that utilises multiple technologies working together to balance performance, detection, and false positives, and with automated malware removal and mediation.
  2. Server Security: Provides advanced protection for your company’s data passing through all general servers, network file storage including OneDrive, and multi-purpose servers to ensure business continuity.
  3. Mobile Defence Security: Extends ESET’s trademark multilayered security approach to mobile devices, offering automated, comprehensive protection for your entire organisation’s mobile fleet.
  4. Full Disk Encryption: A powerful encryption managed natively by ESET PROTECT It increases your organisation’s data security that meets compliance regulations.
  5. Advanced Threat Detection: Patented as ESET LiveGuard, this solution provides proactive cloud-based prevention against ransomware or never-before-seen threat types with autonomous remediation capabilities.

Key Benefits of ESET Protect Advanced

  • Comprehensive Threat Protection: The layered approach of ESET’s Modern Endpoint Detection and Advanced Threat Detection offers strong protection against a diverse range of cyber-attacks.
  • Effortless Management: A cloud-based console streamlines agent deployment, administration, and management.
  • Cost Effective: An economical choice for business with tight budgets as it provides a balance of necessary security tools.


Overview of ESET Protect Elite

ESET Protect Elite incorporates all the tools in ESET Protect Advance but is geared more towards organisations that desire a top-drawer anti-malware solution with advanced security features:

  1. Cloud App Protection: ESET Cloud Office Security provides advanced protection for Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace applications against malware, spam, or phishing attacks with ultimate zero-day threat defence and an easy-to-use cloud management console.
  2. Mail Server Security: Provides an additional layer of security to organizations who want to stop threats from ever reaching their users.
  3. Vulnerability and Patch Management: Provides an additional layer of security to organizations that want to stop threats from out-of-date operating systems and applications via automated scanning.
  4. Extended Detection and Response: Provides risk managers and incident responders with outstanding threat and system visibility, allowing them to perform fast and in-depth root cause analysis and immediately respond to incidents.
  5. Multi-Factor Authentication: An easy-to-use and effective mobile-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution that protects organizations from weak passwords and unauthorized access.

Key Benefits of ESET Protect Elite

  • Unrivalled Security Capabilities: Cutting Edge threat detection and Endpoint Detection Response capabilities, ESET Protect Elite offers a higher level of security to any organisation looking to secure their data and assets.
  • Complete Coverage: Additional features ensure that every aspect of a business infrastructure is protected from user devices to cloud applications.
  • Complete Visibility: The Patch Management Feature ensures that businesses have complete visibility and control over the software that is installed on all endpoints.
  • Advanced Compliance and Reporting: Enhanced reporting tools assist with regulatory compliance and provide insight for overall security management.

In Conclusion

Your choice between ESET Protect Advance and ESET Protect Elite is mostly affected by the specific requirements of your company. If you are an organisation that is operating on a tight budget that needs a complete, easy to use protection solution, then go for ESET Protect Advance. However, if your organization requires top level security, with threat detection and response along with cloud security go with ESET Protect Elite as it is the more advanced security product which also provides more bang for your buck!

Both products demonstrate ESET’s dedication to delivering effective cybersecurity solutions that enable businesses to operate securely in today’s ever changing digital landscape. Choosing the ESET protection suite depends on understanding your business needs and potential threats.

Cyber Security Specialists are proud to be an approved ESET Partner.  We can provide a fully Managed Service or simply Product licences if you have your own inhouse IT and Security team.