ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint Server, by ESET North America, makes a splash entrance in Las Vegas this week with its software release candidate. With this preview launch, the company claims to be the first and only antivirus vendor that offers protection to users of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. ESET's software not only scans files, but it also probes deep inside the SharePoint content database itself and uses granular, rules-based filtering. The program prevents unauthorized or inappropriate content to be stored in the database by blocking certain uploads based on file name, file size, and/or file type. On top of that, it minimizes sensitive files from exiting the database by blocking download attempts, thanks to these same filters.
ESET says that prices have not yet been set. However, the cost will be based on the standard Microsoft Client Access License (CAL) method. ESET will sell licenses for its software based on the total number of clients that need access -- not per on-premises server installation or per connected endpoint.