ESET Sets Record for Consecutive Virus Bulletin Awards With 80th VB100 Award

Jul 17, 2013, 08:00 ET from ESET

SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection with a 25-year track record of developing award-winning technology, today announced it has received its 80th VB100 Award from Virus Bulletin, a renowned independent security software testing organization. This makes 2013 the 10th consecutive year that ESET has been recognized by the organization.


"ESET is proud to have never missed a single 'In the Wild' worm or virus in Virus Bulletin since we began testing in 1998," said Andrew Lee, CEO, ESET North America. "ESET has now received more VB100 awards than any other anti-virus vendor in the market. This level of consistency underscores our dedication to our customers and our commitment to superior products."

ESET NOD32® was tested in the Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 environment and achieved impressive results.

"The interface is similar to that of the vendor's usual consumer offerings: slick and stylish with an excellent level of configuration available," the report states. "Detection was splendid, with good scores everywhere, and no problems in the WildList or clean sets," it adds.

The VB100 award is well-regarded in the anti-virus and malware community due to the stringent testing requirements. Tested solutions must detect 100 percent of malware samples listed as 'In the Wild' by the WildList Organization and generate no false positives when scanning a set of clean files. An extensive test sample is used during testing and solutions are used out of the box in the VB lab environment. Re-testing is not allowed.

The 80th VB100 Award is not the only test and certification highlighting the superior quality of ESET products on all platforms. During 2012, ESET won the PCMag Consumer Recommended Award based on feedback from 25 million users worldwide in its inaugural year for Security Suites and Stand Alone Antivirus products. Similarly, ESET scored high in TechTarget's Information Security Magazine Readers' Choice Awards 2012 and was recognized in 2012 by Frost & Sullivan for a second year in a row with a North America Customer Value Enhancement Award. The award recognizes ESET for continued innovation, focus on customer value and impressive market expansion.

About ESET

ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 25 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 80th VB100 award in June 2013, ESET NOD32® Antivirus holds the record number of Virus Bulletin "VB100" Awards, and has never missed a single "In-the-Wild" worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. In addition, ESET's NOD32® technology holds the longest consecutive string of the VB100 awards of any other AV vendor. ESET has received a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other organizations. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security®, ESET Cyber Security® (solution for Mac), ESET® Mobile Security and IT Security for Business are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Jena (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). ESET® has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia) and an extensive partner network for more than 180 countries.

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