Version 6 & version 7 comparison

Feature

Version 6 (latest version)

Version 7

Architecture

Architecture

Monolithic

Micro-services

Architectural security profile

The main process runs under root

(all important operations are done by the main process)

 

Each service runs with the lowest possible rights

Lower possible attack vector

Vulnerability in one service doesn't expose the whole application.

Crashing or hijacking one product process will not disable all protections

Architectural Stability profile

Crash in monolithic scanner causes a temporal void in protection

Automatic process reboot in case of a crash

Non-critical service crash will not cause a pause in protection

Simpler services optimized for specific tasks

Automatic service reboot in case of a crash

macOS Support

10.12 (Sierra)

10.13 (High Sierra)

10.14 (Mojave)

10.15 (Catalina)

11 (Big Sur)

12 (Monterey)

10.15 (Catalina)

11 (Big Sur)

12 (Monterey)

Native 64-bit scanning engine

x

x

Native 64-bit application

x

x

Multi-language support

language-specific installation package

all languages in one package (GUI language same as system)

Native ARM support

 

from version 7.1.1700.0

Rosetta ARM support

x

x

File system protection

Detection engine

 

 

Detection of potentially unwanted, unsafe and suspicious applications

x

x

Performance exclusions

x

x

Detection exclusions by Path & Detection

After creating detection exclude (files are scanned, but issues are ignored) in ESET PROTECT, it creates performance exclusion (files are not scanned).

x

Detection exclusions by Detection

 

x

Detection exclusions by Exact file (hash)

 

x

Real-time file system protection

 

 

Increase network volumes compatibility

x

not needed

Scan under logged-in user

 

x

Scan local drives

x

x

Scan removable media

x

x

Scan network drives

x

x

Scan on open, creation

x

x

Scan on execution

x

Yes, part of open

Process Exclusions

 

x

Cloud-based protection

 

 

ESET LiveGrid© Reputation system

x

x

(extended)

ESET LiveGrid© Feedback system

x

x

Granular configuration of what can be sent

 

x

Malware scans (On-demand)

 

 

Scan of Boot sectors/UEFI

 

x

Scan of symbolic links

x

x

Scan of email files

x

x

Scan of mailboxes

x

x

Scan of archives

x

x

Scan of self-extracting archives

x

x

Scan of runtime packers

x

x

Scan alternative data streams (ADS)

x

x

Enable smart optimization

x

x

Exclude system control folders from scanning

x

Not needed

Run background scans with low priority

 

x

 

Preserve last access timestamp

x

x

Start-up scan

x

 

Web and email protection

Application exclusions

x

x

IP addresses exclusions

x

x

Web Access Protection (HTTP scanning)

x

x

Email Client protection

x

x

Anti-phishing protection

x

x

Modules updater

Custom Proxy server for Primary/secondary update server

x

 

Modules rollback

x

x

Pre-release updates

x

x

Delayed updates

x

x

Other major features

Device Control

x

 

Firewall

 

 

Web Control

 

 

ERMM support (command line interface for Remote Monitoring and Management integration)

x

 

ESET Enterprise Inspector support

x

x

Other minor features

Command line interface

x

x (unified with ESET Endpoint for Linux)

Detection log

x

x

Event log

x

x

Computer scan log

x

x

Import or export settings

x

x

Quarantine

x

x

Local task Scheduler

x

x

Proxy server configuration

x

x

Presentation mode

x

x (system native Do not disturb)

User Interface

User Interface - Tools

Log files

x

 

Detected threats

x

 

Events

x

 

Computer scan

x

 

Device Control

x

 

Firewall

(In Endpoint Security)

 

Filtered websites

 

 

Web Control

(In Endpoint Security)

 

Log filtering

x

 

Protection statistics

x

 

Scheduler

x

 

Running processes

x

 

Quarantine

x

 

Submit file for analysis

x

 

User interface - Other

 

 

Protection status

x

x

Computer scan

x

x

Manual modules update

x

x

Local settings/configuration by the user

x

 

Import or export settings from GUI

x

 

Help

x

x

Brand new native graphical user interface

 

x

Dark Mode support

 

x

High-resolution display support

x

x

Ability to disable GUI to user

 

x

Native notifications

 

x

Menu bar icon

x

x

Ability to hide Menu bar icon

x

x

Context menu integration

x

 

Granular control of protection status shown in GUI/reported to ESET PROTECT or ESET PROTECT CLOUD

x

x

System update notifications

x

Only in ESET PROTECT or ESET PROTECT CLOUD console

Installation

Local GUI-based installation

x

x

Component-based installation

x

 

Remote component-based installation (component installation needs additional steps)

x

 

Silent installation support (via MDM pre-approvals)

x

x

Product update via reinstallation

x

x

Product update from ESET PROTECT or ESET PROTECT CLOUD

x

x

Product activation

Activation with license key

x

x

Subscription license support

x

x

Activation via ESET PROTECT or ESET PROTECT CLOUD

x

x

Activation with offline license file

x

 

Activation with ESET Business Account

x

 

Compatibility with ESET management consoles

Compatibility with ESET PROTECT CLOUD

x

x

Compatibility with ESET PROTECT

x

x

Compatibility with ESMC 7.1 and earlier

x

 

Compatibility with ESMC 7.2

x

x