February 4, 2010 | Bratislava | Press Releases

ESET: First Company to 60 VB100 Awards

ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that it has captured a record 60th VB100 award from Virus Bulletin, the widely-respected independent comparative testing group. February’s report focused on the Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 platform. Of the nine vendors participating, six passed and three failed. Neither Symantec nor McAfee were able to provide products supporting the platform.
Virus Bulletin introduced its first VB100 award in 1998, and conducts several comparatives every year, rotating its platforms between Linux, Windows, Windows servers and Novell Netware. In order to display the VB100 logo, an antivirus product must meet two criteria: (1) Demonstrate it detects all “In-the-Wild” viruses during both on-demand and on-access scanning; and, (2) Generate no false positives when scanning a set of clean files. Since the inception of VB100 awards in 1998, ESET’s antivirus products continue to boast a success rate of over 97 percent - the industry’s highest. Most antivirus vendors have success ratios in the 50 – 75 percent range.

 

“Detection rates were quite excellent, and RAP scores proved just as impressive as those in the main sets, and the clean sets threw up only a few (fairly accurate) warnings of potentially unwanted adware-type products,” said John Hawes, Virus Bulletin. “With no full blown false positives, and the Wild List handled with ease, ESET earns another VB100 award to add to its impressive haul.”

 

ESET is powered by ThreatSense® technology, an advanced heuristics engine that enables proactive detection of malware not covered by even the most frequently updated signature-based products. Unlike traditional approaches, ESET solutions decode and analyze executable code in real-time, using an emulated environment. By allowing malware to execute in a secure virtual world, ESET is able to clearly differentiate between benign files and even the most sophisticated and cleverly-disguised malware.

 

About ESET

Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for enterprises and consumers. Thanks to its ThreatSense.Net® technology, ESET is able to collect data on a volunteer basis from users all around the world, which helps us react quickly to emerging threats. ESET has offices in Bratislava, SK; Buenos Aires, AR; San Diego, USA and has an extensive partner network in 160 countries. In 2008, ESET has opened a new research center in Krakow, Poland. ESET was named by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa.