December 11, 2009 | Bratislava | Press Releases

ESET received Top ranking in Antivirus Software Satisfaction Survey in Japan

The survey was conducted by ASCII General Research Institute, which is the media research center of ASCII Media Works, Inc. based in Tokyo. Its aim was to investigate which aspects of antivirus software are satisfactory and unsatisfactory to the users of software. ESET was highly evaluated and ranked Top in terms of Overall Satisfaction.

The survey was realised in the beginning of September 2009 with 702 people via online questionnaire. The respondents evaluated the individual features and overall impressions of each product by ratings on a scale: "very good", "good", "moderate", "bad", "very bad" which were quantified as 100, 75, 50, 25 and 0 points.

ESET was ranked Top in terms of Response speed with 88,3 points exceeding competitors such as Symantec or Kaspersky by more than 20 points. ESET was also ranked Top in terms of Security Performance with 77,6 points and Stability of the software with 80,8 points. ESET received lower but still good ranking in Cost Effectiveness (55,2 points) and User interface (62,9).

Chief Technology Officer and Co-owner of ESET Richard Marko expressed his joy over the results of the survey. "It is the results of the work of all of us at ESET. I´m proud that ESET products are highly evaluated by such demanding users as those in Japan. Especially I´m very proud of the high ranking for stability of the software.“

ESET is distributed in Japan exlusively by Canon IT Solutions. Domestic antivirus vendor Trend Micro and American-based brands dominates the antivirus market in Japan. ESET with about 3% of market share (number of users) is among the 8 most popular antivirus brands in the country of the rising sun.

About ESET

Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for enterprises and consumers. ESET is a market leader in proactive detection of malware. Thanks to its ThreatSense.Net® technology, it is able to collect data on a volunteer basis from users all around the world, allowing it to react flexibly to emerging threats. It‘s ESET NOD32 Antivirus has been ranked by the independent AV-Comparatives testing lab as the best antivirus product worldwide (2006, 2007). 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 to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa.