Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by pc-support, Oct 17, 2006.
Symantec does it, McAfee does it, Sophos does it (and theirs is great).
Why not ESET?
I think because Mac is used by less people , Mac used to be popular (in the USA ) . Only McAfee , Symantec and Sophos have such version , noone has
I am sure if necessary ESET will make such version
Two words come to mind: "Market Share", as in Apple have so little of it, I don't know the exact percentage, but it would have to be close to or less than 1%
given that MacOS is now *nix based, it's not like it would be a full development - as their are already *nix based NOD32 versions - perhaps the market *isn't* there - but it's not beyond asking for... a MacOS version is basically throwing a pretty interface onto the command-line *nix version - at least that's how it would seem to me..
Apple is currently running ads in Australia suggesting that Macs are immune to the usual virus issues affecting PC. Could they be telling fibs
I would suggest they keep that a little quite
AFAIK - it's more like 3-4% now. That's a lot of Macs! I think over the coming years MAC users will need AV protection. Already we have Sophos, Symantec, McAfee and Clam. I'd like a NOD32 version for the same reasons I like it for Windows. I really don't think that porting it over to mac would be difficult technically... just right now I don't think it's financially viable since there are already some major players saturating the market where right now AV for OS X is not really a priority.
This is Win32 malware which accidentally shipped with ipod preformatted for Windows. Wouldn't run on a mac
I know, but the public do not differentiate, they see the brand name Apple and it being crippled by a virus when it was shipped
"Our Macs are so immune to viruses, they are immune to the iPod virus!"
A few answers here:
ESET has not received a lot of demand from customers for a Mac OSX version of NOD32, nor has there been a great need for anti-malware software on this platform.
With that said, ESET does have BSD versions of NOD32, but this product is more geared companies who wish to protect a file or mail servers from transferring or hosting Win32 malcode. Apple's Xserve line of servers is probably the closest "target" audience but this product still only accounts for a very small percentage of Mac use.
I agree with other posters that there should be a Mac product from Nod. Several of my customers have Windows networks, but have a sole Mac on the same network running DTP stuff.
Kaspersky version is on the way.
I am considering a Mac as a second computer and would love to know if I did go with my plans I could have NOD for my Mac and PC. I know they are not just as vulnerable but I still think I would feel better with an AV installed.
I don't think that the issue is that the Mac is at risk, it's when it shares files with a pc. This is something I think that Nod should address as it's a network security risk to have an unprotected computer (Mac) on a network.
I think it would be strange not to have to think of installing an AV but if there was no PC file sharing then MAC is maybe a portable version with a scan file only rather than the active AV would be possible for Mac users.
I have three mac's and 1 windows machine networked and would love to see nod or kav desiqn a virus protection program for my mac's because i refuse to install a norton product on any of my computers.
Come on ESET, there's more than just me looking for a Mac version from you guys....
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