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Dear ESET Endpoint Security / ESET Endpoint Antivirus users,

 

I’m pleased to announce that the new version of ESET Endpoint Security 6.6 built from new code base is ready to be tested outside of our lab, by the real users.

The builds are available on our FTP server ftp.nod.sk/~randziak/EES_6.6_BETA/

 

This version can be activated by standard licenses issued for ESET Endpoint Security.

In case you are interested in a BETA license for evaluation, please drop me a private message, I will provide you with one.

If you need the installer without the AV remover or just the ESET Endpoint Antivirus let me know as well.

 

The most important scenario, which we would like to be tried by you is to perform and upgrade from previous ESET Endpoint Security as we believe that the changes introduced will make everyone eager to upgrade to it.

 

Although the version 6.6 does not bring any huge new feature, the changes under the hood are more than significant:

-          The protection modules were switched to standard .dll format bringing:

                    significant RAM saving

                    full support for the Microsoft Windows 10 Creators update

                    faster ESET service startup

-          Improves the protection level

                    AMSI support (Windows 10+)

                    Protected service (Windows 8.1+)

                    Advanced scanning of browser scripts

-          Native x64 ESET service

-          Initial scan improvements

                    Runs only once, after the product is activated

                    Does not start if a laptop is on battery

-          Revamped GUI

                    New update pane

                    New Help and support section

                    New Setup pane design

                    New Logs layout

                    Graphics improvements

-  The product starts the full protection, including the drivers installation after the activation

-  Firewall uses the Windows network settings as a default (no user prompt after installation)

 

As you can see the list of changes is quite long and we believe that all of them will improve both the level of protection and the level of user experience.

 

As the changes were quite significant, we are aware of few known issues with this product, which shouldn’t affect the user experience too much:

-  New settings are not available in ERA yet

-  Product activation is not kept after upgrade from EES / EEA generation 5 and some settings are not overtaken (like Scan profiles)

-  Some protection features are shown as not functional until system reboot

-  New version link on Protection status does not work, update to new version must be started from Update pane

-  Help is not fully updated yet

 

Please do not hesitate to share your experience with the new EES 6.6 on the forums, in case of technical issues the preferred way is to submit a support ticket via the help and feedback available in the product as logs are generated and send (if allowed by the user) on the background to easy the analysis by our engineers and developers.

 

We are looking forward to your feedback,

Peter Randziak

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Hi

Thx

Ps. Send for me licence :]

 

Hi
The update ran smoothly.
The only problem is that it does not start up after the update - it has to be done manually and a reboot is required [I understand that the modules have changed].

Windows 10 wersion: 1703

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On 4/12/2017 at 1:39 PM, Peter Randziak said:

As the changes were quite significant, we are aware of few known issues with this product, which shouldn’t affect the user experience too much:

-  New settings are not available in ERA yet

When do you plan to update ERA with these features?

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@bbahesIn general, the configuration module update is always done shortly before the version is planned to be released publicly. We are currently anticipating GA release of Endpoint 6.6 during summer (July), so I would expect the updates will be out by then. Currently, it´s still a beta, not officially supported by the means of ERA.

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Hello segFault,

support for RMM (Remote Monitoring and Management) was added and except of that various bug fixes.

The bug fixing and overall stabilization is also the mail goal of upcoming Dev / QA rounds so the new version can be released in the best possible condition for our customers.

Regards, P.R.

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I have question about New Update Pane - is it possible to make "Check For Updates" icon and text more visible (significant)?

Now for careless users (read - majority of them) it looks like there is no "Check For Updates", and I'm afraid that we are going to have lot of such questions - like:  "where is now this "Update now" button", or "why have you need to hide it?" :(

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In general, the product ist meant to update itself automatically every hour. It's basically not needed to "promote" manual updating option anymore. That's the reason, why we are trying to make the actions on update pane less prominent.

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Hello RomN,

thank you for your interest in BETA participation, but as the general availability release should happen soon, we do not issue beta licenses anymore,.. 

Regards, P.R.

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Enpoint v6.6 will not be accompanied with a new version ERA. The next version of ERA (v7) is scheduled towards the end of the year.

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