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ESET, Intel to enhance endpoint security with hardware-based ransomware detection

Unlocking the GPU for security and sifting through silicon-layer telemetry for ransomware threats


BIGSTOCK/Copyright: Darkfoxelixir
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ESET, a leading endpoint protection platform vendor headquartered in Europe, has set out to integrate Intel® Threat Detection Technology (Intel® TDT) into its multi-layered cybersecurity technology suite.


Recognizing the complex and evolving nature of ransomware, an ever more formidable threat to customers’ work and personal lives, ESET will enhance its software-based detection technologies with a ransomware detection only Intel hardware can deliver.


With progress in technological innovations often bringing new tools for the sustained growth and security of SMBs, the integration of Intel TDT means that ESET endpoint security software running on Intel-based PCs can deliver superior ransomware protection.


“This collaboration recognizes the immediate boost in ransomware protection that integrating Intel’s hardware-based ransomware detection technology can deliver,” said Előd Kironský, Chief of Endpoint Solutions and Security Technologies at ESET.


“Tapping into telemetry at the CPU level is an effective step we can take to enable improved tracking of malicious encryption. Basically, for ESET this means exposing ransomware as it attempts to avoid detection in memory.”


Due to the devastating impacts of past ransomware attacks and the increasing complexity of maintaining secure endpoint defenses, ransomware remains a top concern across the industry. To better address this, integrating ransomware detection improvements to ESET endpoint security solutions will provide enhanced immunity to most detection bypasses.


Furthermore, with Intel TDT machine learning constantly evolving and progressing, the ability of ESET endpoint security solutions to detect derivative variants of ransomware threats will progress in lockstep.


“Ransomware impacts both small businesses and large enterprises and can result in economic fallout on a global scale. We are excited to partner with ESET which delivers a true global deployment footprint. is a major step forward to turn the tide against ransomware,” said Carla Rodriguez, Sr Director Ecosystem Partner Enablement, Intel Corp.

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