ESET vs Emsisoft

ESET vs Emsisoft

Emsisoft Business Security and ESET PROTECT Entry – formerly called ESET Endpoint Protection Advanced Cloud – are security solutions that can help protect small and medium sized businesses from malware.

We’ve compared the features, prices and usability of both products to help you decide which security solution best suits your needs.

Feature comparison table

Both Emsisoft Business Security and ESET PROTECT Entry provide a good level of malware protection. However, there are some differences in terms of features.

Features Emsisoft ESET
Real-time protection
Behavior-based detection
Cloud management
Dual-engine scanner
RDP attack alerts
Command line interface
Traffic relay
One-click network lockdown
Cloud console mirrors client screen*
Ransomware protection
Scheduled reporting
Push notifications
Runs on servers
Dark mode


Cost is an important consideration for any business. While both Emsisoft and ESET offer discounts for volume purchases, Emsisoft is clearly the more cost-effective option.

Protection Emsisoft ESET
10 devices, 1 year subscription $199.90 $413.00
50 devices, 1 year subscription $799.50 $1,445.00
100 devices, 1 year subscription $1,399.00 $2,690.00

Where does Emsisoft stand out?

Emsisoft Management Console

Engineered to maximize workflow efficiency, the Emsisoft Management Console allows you to manage all your endpoints from a single dashboard.

Simple to use

Despite its highly configurable protection features, Emsisoft Business Security is intuitive and simple to use.

Personalized support

All support inquiries are handled by Emsisoft’s inhouse malware experts. That means you never have to deal with chatbots or outsourced customer service teams.

Layered protection

Emsisoft Business Security uses multiple protection layers to block malware, remove existing infections and prevent data loss.

Malware expertise

Built by some of the world’s leading malware experts, Emsisoft Business Security provides reliable protection against both known and unknown cyber threats.

Privacy conscious

Emsisoft Business Security respects the privacy of your business and your users. The software does not send user profiles or private data to third-party servers.

Feature spotlight

Industry-leading Management Console

It’s not enough for a security product to simply provide reliable protection. It also needs to be efficient, user-friendly and easy to use for time-strapped IT professionals.

That’s where the Emsisoft Management Console comes in.

Designed to be an almost 1:1 mirror of the desktop agent, the web-based Emsisoft Management Console enables you to manage all of your endpoints from a single pane of glass. Whether you’re deploying protection software, responding to alerts or running scans, the Management Console allows you to access the same information and perform the same tasks you could onsite – regardless of where you or your endpoints are physically located.

While the ESET cloud-based console offers a good degree of control over ESET’s protection software, it is a bit tricky to use. Some users may find the interface overly complex and the workflow a little unintuitive.


Switching to Emsisoft is easy

If you’re currently with another antivirus provider, you don’t have to wait for your subscription to end to make the switch to Emsisoft. Emsisoft offers an attractive license buyout option, in which they’ll give you the time remaining on your current subscription for free (up to a maximum of one year) when you sign up as a customer. 

Sign up

Get started by signing up for a free 30-day trial, which gives you full access to all of Emsisoft Business Security’s features.


Use the Emsisoft Management Console to manage all of your Emsisoft-protected devices from a single dashboard.


Keep your business fully protected with Emsisoft Business Security’s advanced scanning and protection technologies.

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Who is Emsisoft Business Security for?

Emsisoft Business Security is made to protect small and medium-sized businesses, and is an effective solution for organizations in any industry.

Are there additional features I can add to Emsisoft Business Security?

If you are looking for additional features, you may wish to consider upgrading to Emsisoft Enterprise Security. Emsisoft Enterprise Security includes a range of advanced features designed for larger businesses, including Active Directory integration, granular user permissions and priority telephone support.

How do I install Emsisoft Business Security?

Installing and configuring Emsisoft Business Security is a straightforward process that does not require advanced IT security knowledge. See this guide for more information or get in touch with the Emsisoft support team at [email protected] if you require assistance.

How can I get a license for Emsisoft Business Security?

You can purchase a Emsisoft Business Security license for up to 249 seats online. For larger volume purchases, please contact the Emsisoft sales team at [email protected].

Is Emsisoft Business Security compatible with my operating system?
Emsisoft Business Security supports the following versions of Windows:

  • Windows 10 (64 bit).
  • Windows 10 (32 bit). Ends March 31st, 2021.
  • Windows 8.1 (64 bit). Ends March 31st, 2021.
  • Windows 8.1 (32 bit). Ends March 31st, 2021.
  • Windows 7 (64 bit). Ends March 31st, 2021.
  • Windows 7 (32 bit). Ends March 31st, 2021.


  • Windows Server 2019 (64 bit).
  • Windows Server 2016 (64 bit).
  • Windows Server 2012/R2 (64 bit). Ends March 31st, 2021.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit). Ends March 31st, 2021.