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ESET Secures Top Score in AV Test

Created: 2007-07-09 00:00:00

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Continues Proven Track Record as Winning Antivirus Solution with Superior Proactive Detection Capabilities

SAN DIEGO – June 7, 2007 – ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that its NOD32 Antivirus software was the only antivirus solution awarded the Advanced+ Certification in the May 2007 Anti-Virus Comparative No. 14 test, conducted by testing organization AV-Comparatives. The Advanced+ Certification is granted to antivirus products that demonstrate leading proactive detection capabilities while delivering minimal false positives.

ESET’s NOD32 Antivirus achieved this distinguished certification for the second year in a row, due to its market-leading proactive detection. In a field of 15 competing products, NOD32 Antivirus was able to identify a very large percentage of new threats, while producing a limited number of false positives, all at a high level of speed performance– the winning ratio for all antivirus products. Of the three leaders in the “Proactive detection of new backdoors, Trojans and other malware” category, NOD32 had by far the fewest false positives, and took third place to products with high false positives.

 “A single test is not an indicator of quality in an antivirus product. To effectively evaluate security software, one needs to look at software track records,” said Randy Abrams, director of technical education, at ESET LLC. “For the second year in a row, the AV-Comparatives test demonstrates that NOD32 Antivirus is the only product that has been able to consistently achieve both high proactive detection scores while maintaining low false positive rates.”

ESET NOD32 Antivirus version 2.7 utilizes ThreatSense™ technology, a sophisticated detection system based on advanced heuristics, to proactively identify previously-unknown viruses, Trojans, spyware, rootkits and phishing attacks in real-time. ThreatSense is built into NOD32’s unified scanning engine to provide comprehensive protection so users do not need to rely on additional point solutions for spyware and adware protection. 

The AV-Comparatives is an independent testing organization based in Austria. The cited tests are performed by Andreas Clementi, a well known reviewer, and are designed to analyze proactive detection capabilities and evaluate which antivirus products can detect new forms of malware proactively, without the need for signature updates. The complete report can be found at

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia . 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 offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities. Version 2 is the sole distributor of ESET and NOD32 Antivirus products in the Greater China and Singapore regions.

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