Why not Home Protection for Linux?

Hello there

I found out that home security protection was discontinued for Linux, and I don't know the reason, but it would be great if you bring it back.

Nowadays, there are people that prefer to use Linux Desktop and they want to be protected.

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  • Flexx
    Flexx Defender of the month mod

    Well in short, as per the information that I had received earlier from the community forum administrator, the market margin for linux is still less as compared to mac and windows, hence bitdefender discontinued the linux version for home user.

    Currently there are no thoughts on releasing any linux product for home users. The linux product is only available for business/enterprise users.

    More information can be provided by @Alexandru_BD, @Mike_BD

    Regards

    OMEN Laptop 15-en1037AX (Bitdefender Total Security) & Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Bitdefender Mobile Security)

  • Thanks Flexx

    Nevertheless, there are no a lot of options in the market. You would be able to find some free options like Clamav, but they are no compare with paid antivirus.

    From my humble opinion, it would be great that bit defender offers that option to its clients. It would stand out of the rest antivirus providers.

    In my case, I paid for the family protection and some of my devices are in Linux desktop, so I couldn't protect all, but at least I've been happy with its performance in the rest of the devices so far.

    Thanks

  • Flexx
    Flexx Defender of the month mod

    Well since bitdefender does not have a linux product for home user, you can either go with kaspersky or eset. I would prefer eset since it has excellent detection when it comes to detecting linux malware.

    Regards

    OMEN Laptop 15-en1037AX (Bitdefender Total Security) & Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Bitdefender Mobile Security)

  • As far as I know, those companies just offer endpoint solutions for Linux. They don't have home protection.

    It is the same situation like bit defender.

    Thanks

  • Flexx
    Flexx Defender of the month mod
    edited July 17

    While kaspersky also provides linux for endpoints like bitdefender but eset has product for linux home users. Below is the link

    https://www.eset.com/in/home/antivirus-linux/download/

    Regards

    OMEN Laptop 15-en1037AX (Bitdefender Total Security) & Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Bitdefender Mobile Security)

  • Josefrank21
    edited July 18

    Thanks Flexx

    However, ESET discontinued the home edition for Linux. If you go to that page and scroll down, you would see this info:


    ESET NOD32 ANTIVIRUS FOR LINUX DESKTOP is no longer in limited support and currently receives no support since 3rd August 2022. Learn more

    Business users should install ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux or buy it as part of ESET PROTECT Entry.

    https://www.eset.com/in/home/antivirus-linux/download/

  • Flexx
    Flexx Defender of the month mod

    Thanks for the correction. I see that all antimalware for linux are available for endpoint users only.

    Regards

    OMEN Laptop 15-en1037AX (Bitdefender Total Security) & Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Bitdefender Mobile Security)