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ESET Endpoint Security Ranked As Top Performer by AV-Comparatives

Created: 2016-11-21 08:47:18

In the special business test by AV-Comparatives dedicated to Network Performance, ESET has been recognized as the most lightweight solution on market.

Find out how your current business security solutions impact network performance by receiving a copy of the AV-Comparatives Network Performance Test for Business Security Software (just complete the form on this page).

ESET provides multi-layered IT security solutions to enterprises worldwide. We have been pioneering proactive digital protection since 1987, and are proud to be the largest EU-based IT security vendor. ESET protects more than 100 million users globally. 

Our Endpoint Solutions can Protect your Enterprise
  • Multiple layers of security to detect, block and defuse threats without affecting user experience.
  • Simplified central management of security, and visibility across different platforms, devices and applications.
  • Global network of support specialists, with local expertise in your language of choice.
  • Rapid ROI, plus no need to replace hardware due to ESET’s light system footprint.


AV-Comparatives today published a special Network Performance Test commissioned by ESET, wherein 6 major business security suites  were tested. The Network Performance Test compared resource utilization and management by six endpoint security solutions testing their impact on valuable business resources such as network traffic and machine load (CPU and RAM). Updates that are large in size have direct ramifications on company networks, reducing valuable bandwidth that could be used for other business critical functions.

“ESET is well known for being extremely light on system resources,” said Andreas Clementi, CEO at AV-Comparatives. “The results of this recent test only validate that ESET business products deliver what they promise – protection with no load on network systems.” 

Among the competitors tested, which included Symantec, Trend Micro, Kaspersky, McAffee and Sophos, ESET recorded the lowest combined idle traffic, consuming only 0.2 MB, compared to more than 2500 MB of idle traffic created by Sophos. Large traffic has the potential to negatively impact network performance.

Note: The lower the traffic the lighter the solution. 

ESET achieved the highest ratings in an additional test determining the file size of client-side definitions.  Compared to Symantec, whose virus definition file size is 700 MB, ESET’s is 10 times smaller. This result is another confirmation of ESET’s key benefit to IT and network administrators – the small footprint on network traffic. Large virus definition file sizes can drain a company’s network and lead to latency issues.  ESET Endpoint Security runs smoothly, having minimal impact on business environments. 

Note: The lower the size in MB the lighter the solution.  

“At ESET, we are developing cloud-augmented, proactive and intelligent multi-layered technology which combines both automation and human knowledge based on more than 25 years of threat research experience,” said Palo Luka, ESET’s Chief Technology Officer. “Thanks to advanced threat protection and our consistent approach to prevention, we are able to deliver true piece of mind.”

The implications of the tests transcend all industries and convey a simple conclusion:  Businesses using a lightweight endpoint security solution which delivers high detection rates is key element for companies of all sizes. Customers benefit from having their endpoints running effectively without the drain of large file sizes affecting system resources and network bandwidth.

For more information and the latest news on ESET Business Products visit our website.

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About ESET
ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning ESET NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 26 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 80th VB100 award in June 2013, ESET NOD32 technology 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 NOD32 technology holds the longest consecutive string of the VB100 awards of any AV vendor. ESET has also received a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other testing organisations and reviews. 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.

ESET recently updated its two-factor authentication (2FA) application, adding a secure validation to weak and static user passwords. This updated version of ESET’s 2FA application provides flexibility and deeper integration of 2FA into bespoke applications, making it the best cost-effective solutions for SMBs everywhere.

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. For more information visit or follow us on Facebook.


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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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