Web and email

The Web and email section allows you to configure Email client protection, protect your Internet communication using the Web access protection and control Internet protocols by configuring Protocol filtering. These features are vital for protecting your computer when communicating through the Internet.

Email client protection controls all email communication, protects against malicious code and lets you choose the action taken when an infection is detected.

Web access protection monitors the communication between web browsers and remote servers and complies with the HTTP and HTTPS rules. This feature also allows you to block, allow or exclude certain URL addresses.

Protocol filtering offers advanced protection for application protocols and it is provided by the ThreatSense scanning engine. This control works automatically, regardless of whether a web browser or an email client is used. It also works for encrypted (SSL/TLS) communication.

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On Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Small Business Server 2008 and Small Business Server 2011, installation of the Web and email component is disabled by default. If you want this feature to be installed, choose the Custom installation type. If you have ESET Mail Security already installed, you can run the installer again to modify your existing installation adding Web and email component.