ESET Virtualization Security
A fast, lightweight security solution for your VMwares
ESET Virtualization Security supports both – NSX and vShield platforms. Automatic deployment of ESET Virtualization Security appliances to hosts newly connected to NSX Manager allows instant protection of newly added virtual hosts, and virtualized workloads.
In addition, the solution natively supports VMware NSX automation, vMotion and is compatible with ESET Remote Administrator 6, ESET’s web-based console, allowing direct drill-down capability to virtual machines for rapid task execution and complete endpoint security management.
- Agentless security for VMware NSX and vShield
- Native support of NSX automation
- Deploys via appliance
- Optimized for high performance
- Light footprint – won’t slow down your VMs
Your virtual machines - protected by ESET Technology
Whether you use VMware or another virtualization solution, you can rely on ESET protection to keep your VMs secure.
Our agentless security solution for VMware environments
By leveraging VMware agentless technology, protecting compatible hypervisors is as simple as using ESET Virtualization Security Appliance. The solution is natively compatible with ESET Remote Administrator 6, ESET’s web-based console for rapid task execution and complete endpoint security management.
- Native support of NSX automation
Supports Micro Segmentation and automatic task execution that automatically moves infected machines to a different micro segment, to prevent malware spread, and executes scanning. Once machine is proven clean it is returned to original place.
- 3rd party integration
ESET Virtualization Security supports native integration with 3rd party security solutions, using VMware Service Composer.
- vMotion supported
When VMs are moved from one host where the solution is installed to a different host where ESET Virtualization is installed, the VM keeps its security settings and remains protected.
- vCenter supported
The information displayed in ESET Remote Administrator is the same as in the vCenter. It also simplifies deployment, as all components can be deployed using a tool which connects to the VMware vCenter.
- Optimized for high performance
ESET's scanning engine is well known for its low system demands and high speed, thus leaving more resources for other applications and processes. In combination with support of vMotion optimum performance from the whole virtual environment is ensured.
- Remote management
The solution is fully manageable via ESET Remote Administrator. Physical and virtual machines are managed from a single point, allowing role-based management and a "look & see" web-console dashboard with drill-down capabilities that can be used to execute any action that is required.
- Easy deployment
Automatic deployment of new ESET Virtualization Security appliances to hosts newly connected to NSX Manager allowing instant protection of newly added virtual hosts, and virtualized workloads.
- Low system demands
All on-access and on-demand scanning tasks are offloaded via VMware tools to a centralized scanner inside ESET Virtualization Security Appliance, effectively preventing AV storms and performance issues.
How ESET virtualization security for VMware will help your business
Easy to deploy
Once ESET Remote Administrator – which comes as a virtual appliance too – is installed, ESET Virtualization Security appliances can be deployed on multiple hosts at once.
VM infrastructure is about optimizing resources and performance, and ESET’s scanning engine exactly meets these requirements. It is well known for its low system demands and high speed, thus leaving more resources for other applications and processes.
No AV storms
All on-access and on-demand scanning tasks are offloaded via VMware tools to a centralized scanner inside the ESET Virtualization Security appliance, effectively preventing AV storms and performance issues.
Native support for NSX automation
ESET Virtualization Security natively supports micro-segmentation and automatic task execution that automatically moves infected machines to a different micro-segment, to prevent the spread of malware, and executes scanning. Once a machine is proven clean, it is returned to its original place.
An ESET Virtualization Security for VMware NSX and vShield appliance streamlines the agentless protection of all virtual machines and provides high performance security that won't slow down your VMs.
- Easy to install
ESET Virtualization Security Appliances can be deployed on multiple hosts at once.
- Easy to manage
Your ESET security can be managed by ESET Remote Administrator 6, which also comes as a virtual appliance.
- Easy to transfer
Transfer your existing licenses when migrating from physical machines to virtual machines at no extra cost.
In addition, the solution natively supports VMware vMotion and vCenter and is compatible with ESET Remote Administrator 6, ESET’s web-based console, allowing direct drill-down capability to virtual machines for rapid task execution and complete endpoint security management.
With ESET Shared Local Cache and the protection of an agent-based ESET security product, you get the same full set of tools and security features that you would have in a physical environment, plus significantly boosted scanning speed.
- ESET Endpoint Antivirus 6 for Windows
- ESET Endpoint Antivirus for OS X
- ESET Endpoint Security 6 for Windows
- ESET Endpoint Security for OS X
File Server Security
- ESET File Security for Microsoft Windows Server
Mail Server Security
- ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server
Virtual machines commonly share the same base image, which results in 70-80% duplication of files between machines. ESET Shared Local Cache saves metadata about clean files from previously scanned machines within the same hypervisor. This means that files already scanned on one virtual machine are not repeatedly scanned on other virtual machines within the same virtual environment, resulting in a significant scanning boost.
ESET Shared Local Cache coupled with an agent-based ESET solution delivers comprehensive IT security for your business via multiple layers of protection – including our proven ESET NOD32 detection technology and fully adjustable scanning options.
Physical and virtual machines are managed from a single point via ESET Remote Administrator allowing role-based management and a "look & see" web-console dashboard with drill-down capabilities that can be used to execute any action that is required. ESET Remote Administrator can be installed on Windows as well as Linux servers, and also comes as a Virtual Appliance.
The ESET Remote Administrator virtual appliance simplifies deployment of ESET Remote Administrator and is faster than using the all-in-one installer or component installation packages.
It supports native/bare-metal hypervisors (VMware vSphere/ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V) as well as hosted hypervisors that usually run on desktop operating systems (VMware Workstation, VMware Player, Oracle VirtualBox).
The Virtual Appliance comes as an OVA (Open Virtualization Appliance) file and contains multiple ESET Remote Administrator Server Components – including server, rogue detector, proxy, and mobile device management.
ESET server security solutions are designed for virtual environments and come with a range of features to provide seamless operation and high performance.
The admin can define processes which are ignored by the real-time protection module – all file operations that can be attributed to these privileged processes are considered to be safe. This is useful for processes that often interfere with real-time protection, like backup or live virtual machine migration.
ESET updates and program modules can be stored outside of the default location – so are not affected by reverting to an earlier snapshot of the virtual machine. As a result, the updates and modules don't have to be downloaded every time a virtual machine is reverted to an earlier snapshot and the reverted machine can utilize untouched updates and avoid large downloads, resulting in faster snapshot recovery times.
Hyper-V Storage Scan
Scans Microsoft Windows servers with enabled Hyper-V role for malware, without the need to have another instance of an antivirus product in place. Saves time by scanning the hard-drive contents with no pre-arrangements or system downtime and provides separate reports based on the scan results. For enhanced performance, lower memory consumption and CPU usage, scans can be carried out on virtual machines while they are turned off.
Native Clustering Support
Allows you to configure the solution to automatically replicate settings when installed in a cluster environment and manage them as one, eliminating the need to replicate changes in configuration manually to other nodes in the cluster.
Choose between three flexible licensing solutions that let you get the most out of ESET virtualization security solutions.
ESET Virtualization Security for VMware
You can choose from 3 distinct types of licensing − per virtual machine (A), per host (B), or per processor (C) in a way that matches your needs, the network infrastructure, and the way you use your virtual environment.
A) Per virtual machine (VM)
- 1 VM is counted as 1 physical endpoint and consumes one seat from the license
- Ideal solution if running fewer than 50 VMs on the host
- Best-suited solution for companies in the process of migrating from physical to virtual environments - migrate the ESET license from physical endpoints to virtual ones
B) Per host
- Flat fee: one host = one price
- Unlimited number of VMs running on the host covered
- Most suitable if running more than 50 VMs on the host
C) Per processor
- Flat fee: one physical processor = one price
- Price for 2 processors = approximate price for 1 host
- Best-suited option if running more than 25 VMs per processor
ESET Shared Local Cache Licensing
ESET Shared Local Cache comes free with the license of any ESET security product(s), at least one of which must be present on each virtual machine.
ESET Virtualization Security
Download the ESET Virtualization Security Datasheet (PDF).