Versioning rules

ESET follows industry standards for product version numbering. See the example below on how to read the individual numbers found in the product version:

Versioning explained

ESET Endpoint Security version 9.0.2032.0

9.

Major version

0.

Minor version/Service release

2032.

Build number/Patch level

0

Additional differentiator
(for example, language version)

Generation

A generation is the set of versions with the same major version number (for example, versions 9.0.2032.0, 9.1.2051.0, or shortly 9.0 and 9.1, belong to generation 9).

Major version

Moving to a later version typically involves a major product overhaul, change in product architecture, or dropped operating system support for an earlier operating system version(s).

Minor version/Service release

Increasing this number means minor bug fixes and minor functionality changes compared to the previous version.

Build Number/Patch level

Indicates required automatic security and stability updates. No functionality changes are made.

Examples

Throughout the End of Life policy, you can find the terms generation, major version, and minor version. Here are some examples of how these match with the version numbering:

Generation

7.x, 8.x, 9.x

Major version release

7.0.x, 8.0.x, 9.0.x

Minor version

7.1.x, 7.2.x, 7.3.x, 8.1.x, 9.1x

Rules of the End of Life Policy further distinguish only the releases of generations, major versions, and minor versions.