September 19, 2011 | San Diego | Press Releases

ESETs NOD32 Wins Information Security Magazine and SearchSecurity.com 2011 Antivirus Readers' Choice Award

ESET today announced that its ESET NOD32 Antivirus solution has been recognized by the TechTarget® Information Security™ magazine and SearchSecurity.com™ 2011 Readers' Choice Awards as the number one antimalware solution of the year. ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition took the gold prize in the antimalware category, finishing ahead of offerings from McAfee and Trend Micro.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition delivers comprehensive server-to-endpoint network security for businesses and is built on the innovative ThreatSense® platform, a sophisticated detection system based on advanced heuristics. It proactively identifies viruses, Trojans, spyware and phishing attacks in real-time, without the slowdowns, false positives and other issues that impact end users and tie up IT staff. Additionally, ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition features ESET Remote Administrator which allows IT administrators to easily manage hundreds of thousands of Windows, Mac, Linux, or mobile endpoints — all from a single console.

According to the editors at SearchSecurity.com, “Whoever believes commoditization drained innovation and competition from the enterprise antimalware market clearly hasn’t been paying attention to ESET. Information Security readers lauded the product for the frequency and speed of its signature updates, as well as for its ease of installation and management, effectiveness in detecting, blocking and cleaning up malware, and its alerting and reporting capabilities.”

ESET is committed to delivering business anti-malware solutions that are extremely effective yet very efficient. We believe security should not come at the expense of productivity; it’s a principle and a responsibility we take very seriously,” said Dan Clark, vice president of marketing at ESET North America. “For years, our emphasis has been to use advanced proactive heuristics to detect malware as opposed to relying on basic signatures. We’re truly honored that the merits of this approach are appreciated by such a technically sophisticated community, and we want to thank our supporters for the feedback and support they've provided over the years that has helped us get the product to where it is today.

The Information Security magazine and SearchSecurity.com 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards reflect extensive, in-depth discussions and interviews between TechTarget editors, security technology experts, and the TechTarget User Advisory board -- which is comprised of chief security officers from major US corporations -- to define the appropriate categories and criteria to encompass the most critical security technologies and functionality. TechTarget then asks more than 1,500 information security executives and managers to assess and rate products they deploy within their organizations from a listing of more than 360 products. Based on their cumulative responses the judging panel selects Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners within the product categories.

Last week, ESET released ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 and ESET Smart Security 5 for consumers. The version 5 Business Editions are scheduled for release in Q1 2012. For more information about this award and ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition, read the 2011 Information Security Magazine Readers' Choice Awards article.

About ESET

Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company pioneered, and continues to lead, the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the 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. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cybersecurity for Mac 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. ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Prague (Czech Republic), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network for 180 countries.

About Information Security

Information Security is the enterprise security and risk managers' leading source of critical, objective information on strategic and practical security issues. Information Security's team of veteran security journalists and experts break down the security problems challenging enterprises and provide practical resolutions. Its in-depth, comprehensive reports and analyses provide security managers--department managers to CXOs -- with the tools, knowledge and information they need to make informed decisions about how to safeguard their enterprises, comply with regulations and standards, and reduce risk. The publication’s analysis of technology and products provide a guide for budgeting and purchasing decisions and trends reports, case studies and industry-leading exposes offers security managers insight into how their peers are addressing and solving key security issues. Information Security is an indispensable guide for any security manager and executive charged with protecting information assets and reducing risk.

About SearchSecurity.com

More than 400,000 IT security pros turn to SearchSecurity.com for the information they require to keep their corporate data and assets secure. We're the only online information resource that provides immediate access to breaking industry news, virus alerts, webcasts, white papers, security schools, a selection of highly focused security e-newsletters and more - all at no cost. Nowhere else will you find such a highly targeted combination of resources specifically dedicated to the success of today's IT-security professional.
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