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Partner Content: ESET and Spire Technology on why you need a Password Manager

With an average of 200 online accounts to create passwords for and over 75 million internet-connected devices worldwide, using a Password Manager is a modern necessity.

When it comes to basic cybersecurity tips you’ve no doubt heard the standard advice many, many times: install antivirus, don’t click on dodgy links, don’t spend your life savings to deposed foreign royalty, don’t install suspect software and so on.

Near the top of any list worth its salt, there’s bound to be “don’t reuse passwords on multiple sites”. Which, like all the other tips mentioned, is great advice but much easier said than done. An average person in the UK could have roughly 200 online accounts registered to a single email address.

Memorising that many unique passwords isn’t something that anyone can be reasonably expected to do, which is exactly where a Password Manager, like the one included in ESET Smart Security Premium, comes in.

As ESET Security Specialist Jake Moore explains, Password Managers are designed to do the heavy lifting when it comes to creating, storing and protecting your most important accounts.

“From online clothes shops to your daily news, everything we do on the internet requires a password, how are you honestly expected to remember them? Well, there’s an easy way.

“Password Managers enable you to do exactly that: every single login can have a complex, unique password and you don’t have to remember it. You don’t actually need to make it up either, the manager will do it for you.

“If you have a digital life then a Password Manager will help you organise it. Once you’ve got it up and running it’s virtually hassle free and an absolute must these days.”

That isn’t all Password Managers are capable of either: you can securely store credit card or bank information, so you don’t have to rummage around in your wallet to find your payment details.

Any important information you may need but want to store securely can be put into a Password Manager and all you have to remember is a single ultra-secure master password.

ESET’s flagship software: ESET Smart Security Premium

ESET Smart Security Premium not only features an easy to use comprehensive Password Manager but also offers multi-layered anti-malware protection for all internet users, built on ESET’s trademark best balance of detection, speed and usability.

As well as award-winning ESET Antivirus and Antispyware, encrypt your files and USB storage devices, protect your webcam from misuse and easily check the security of your home Wi-Fi router and vulnerability of your smart devices connected to it.

You can pay online and access your web-based crypto-wallets more safely, locate and secure your missing laptop and get a customised monthly Security Report. With ESET’s improved License Manager you can manage your connected devices and licenses via my.eset.com.

ESET’s award-winning cybersecurity: online protection for any level of user

The latest versions of ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Internet Security and ESET Smart Security Premium offer fortified multilayered protection, enhanced IoT protection, product referral and a new security report feature. Users can rely on the best balance of speed, detection and usability acknowledged by multiple testing bodies to protect their constantly-connected devices.

It is predicted that by 2025, there will be over 75 billion connected devices worldwide – from smart home devices to e-health gadgets – this poses a real threat to cybersecurity. As more connected devices are introduced to everyday life, the amount of personal and sensitive data shared increases, as does the number of entry points into networks.

“Hackers will use this rise in the number of internet-connected devices to their advantage and users, therefore, cannot afford to neglect taking security measures. The addition of IoT protection to our home user product suite means our customers can be safe in the knowledge that their devices, and the home routers they connect to, are properly secured,” says Matej Krištofík, Product Manager at ESET.

Similar to previous years, to fight all these threats users can choose from ESET NOD32 Antivirus for basic protection, ESET Internet Security with additional layers of security on top of the basic anti-malware solution, and ESET Smart Security Premium for users seeking the most advanced protection and features on the market. This includes technologies such as Password Manager and Banking Protection.

Built on machine learning and three decades of knowledge – all ESET products run unnoticed in the background. The key offering provides users with comfortable and ultra-fast scanning without impacting the operating system or their experience.

“We built our products to provide an advantage over native Windows protection to show users how a multi-layered approach to cybersecurity can battle the toughest of threats out there,” said Krištofík.

The latest version offers new features as well as improvements to existing ones including:

Security report – provides users with an overview of what ESET‘s solution has been actively detecting, blocking and mitigating in the background, while users‘ computers run smoothly without any performance lag. Users can choose from five pre-set items based on user-given priorities and gain insight into other features such as Secure Data, Password Manager, Anti-theft or Parental Control.

Improved installation – users save up to 40% on the installation time based on the set up of the device. The installation of new ESET products will now only take a couple of seconds.

Connected home monitor – now allows users to test router-connected smart devices for vulnerabilities such as weak passwords and suggests possible fixes. It also allows users to scan for port vulnerabilities, known firmware vulnerabilities, malicious domains, weak or default router password and malware infections.

To find out more about ESET Smart Premium Security and our other award-winning products, visit our Premium Distribution Partner, Spire Technology https://www.spire.co.uk/vendor_stores.php?vendor=ESET&store_ID=105

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