August 21, 2013 | Bratislava

ESET Wins First Place in AV-Comparatives Anti-Phishing Test

ESET, the global pioneer in proactive digital protection, has claimed first place among 16 security products tested in the latest AV-Comparatives Anti-Phishing Report, thus securing the “Advanced+” mark.  ESET Smart Security has blocked 99 percent of the phishing websites and did not record any false positive alarm.


“In the test scenario, AV-Comparatives simulates the common situation where users rely on the anti-phishing protection provided by their security products while browsing the web,” states the report. AV/Comparatives continues: ”The phishing campaigns targeted various types of personal data, including login credentials for PayPal, online banking & credit cards, e-mail accounts, eBay, social networks, online games and other online services”.

chart - ESET, has claimed first place among 16 security products tested in the latest AV-Comparatives Anti-Phishing Report


For the AV-Comparatives’  August 2013 Report,  ESET Smart Security 6 was tested, however Version 7 is to be launched in the coming weeks (currently in BETA testing phase). This latest product will offer even more enhanced anti-malware protection and improved system cleaning. Advanced protection includes also improved anti-phishing module.


“Phishing has become a real plague utilized by the cyber-criminals to acquire sensitive data using social engineering techniques. At ESET, security of our customers and safe internet browsing always come first and we are glad this is proven by this test,”
says Peter Stancik, ESET Security Evangelist.

 



About ESET

ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 25 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 80th VB100 award in June 2013, ESET NOD32® Antivirus 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’s NOD32® technology holds the longest consecutive string of the VB100 awards of any other AV vendor. ESET has received a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other organizations. 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.

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.