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

Created: 2012-01-20 03:11:56

ESET Outperforms Competition; Recognized as “Top Rated Product”
BRATISLAVA – ESET today announced it 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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About ESET
ESET develops software solutions that deliver instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. ESET pioneered and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, its flagship product, consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing and is the foundational product that builds out the ESET product line to include ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and an extremely small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. Both products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessary large size found in some solutions. This means faster scanning that doesn’t slow down computers or networks. Sold in more than 160 countries, ESET has worldwide production headquarters in Bratislava, SK and worldwide distribution headquarters in San Diego, U.S. ESET also has offices in Bristol, U.K.; Buenos Aires, AR; Prague, CZ; and is globally represented by an extensive partner network. For more information, visit our local office at

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which includes Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

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