ESET Secures Top Honors from Independent Testing Labs AV-Comparatives and Virus Bulletin

ESET has been named a “2011 Top Rated Product” by AV-Comparatives and has secured its 71st “VB100” award from Virus Bulletin. Both awards add to ESET’s long track record of great results from these distinguished testing organizations.

The “2011 Top Rated Product” recognition also comes with a ranking of “Best Overall Speed 2011” and ESET’s sixth “Advanced+” award in performance testing from AV-Comparatives, an independent research organization. In addition to receiving the highest possible number of “Advanced+” awards in performance testing, ESET has received more “Advanced+” awards in retrospective tests than any other vendor, which is given to products that have excellent heuristic detection rates and low false positives.

Additionally, ESET has won its 71st “VB100” award from Virus Bulletin; the UK’s independent testing antivirus authority. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for VB100 Award wins among all security solution vendors and currently has 50 consecutive wins.  In the latest Virus Bulletin test 54 products were tested on Windows 7 Professional 32-bit systems. A little over half passed with ESET coming out ahead of many competitors, including Symantec and Sophos, who failed the test. Virus Bulletin praised ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 in its official evaluation stating, “The core sets were handled impeccably, comfortably earning ESET another VB100 award and continuing the vendor’s unbroken run of passes.”

“We are honored to receive top ratings from both Virus Bulletin and AV-Comparatives, as it only further validates ESET’s commitment to providing high-performance products without effecting system performance,” said Andrea Kokavcova, market research manager at ESET. “The industry lab awards join our user-based accolades from SC Magazine, Windows IT Pro and Information Security Magazine.  We are gratified to be recognized both by the independent test labs and our users.”

ESET’s industry-leading products, including the popular NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security, ESET Cybersecurity for Mac and ESET Mobile Security, deliver significant improvements over traditional solutions in the marketplace today. Using ESET’s advanced ThreatSense® smart-scanning technology, ESET proactively protects from new attacks and eliminates both known and unknown viruses, trojans, worms, adware, spyware, rootkits and other Internet threats.

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