"To succeed today, antivirus vendors have to provide great protection without affecting the performance of a user’s system. Every vendor attempts to get the balance right, but this year the most recommended company in the antivirus market was the Slovakia-based ESET, edging past larger, better-known competitors."
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2011 Best Usability
ESET Smart Security 5 won Best Usability 2011 Award by AV-TEST among 18 other vendors. The award is given based on ESS’s performance in terms of minimizing notification messages, false positives and overall low system impact.
2012 Top Rated Product
ESET Smart Security 5 received the AV-Comparatives “Top rated product of 2012” award, for achieving high overall performance, demonstrating low system impact and having one of the lowest false positive scores in the AV-Comparatives 2012 tests.
ESET Smart Security 5 received the highest ranking in Expert Reviews, a British online magazine. "Smart Security blocked all malicious software in our test and even cleaned up annoying advertising toolbars from legit programs".
Best Overall Performance
ESET Smart Security 5 placed #1 in performance tests run by PassMark Software beating nine (9) internet security products and achieving the best overall performance in the selected performance metrics.
Most "Advanced+" Awards
ESET has more “Advanced+” awards in retrospective tests than any other vendor. To receive this highest ranking, product has to have excellent heuristic detection rates and low false positives.
Seal of Approval
ESET Smart Security 5 received the esteemed PTPA (Parents Tested Parent Approved) Seal of Approval, the most publicized and highly recognized award seal in North America.
76 Virus Bulletin VB100 Awards
ESET NOD32 Antivirus has achieved more Virus Bulletin VB100 Awards than any other product. In order to get awarded, product must detect all In-the-Wild viruses while reporting no false positives. ESET NOD32 has never missed an In-the-Wild virus.
"We found ESET Mobile Security 1.0 to be one of the best-engineered products, and best incorporated into company network administration." AV-Comparatives, September 2011
2011 Global Customer Value Enhancement Award in Endpoint Security
Based on the findings of their Best Practices research, Frost & Sullivan's global research organization of 1,800 analyst presented the 2011 Global Customer Value Enhancement Award in Endpoint Security to ESET.
Every year the Inc. 5000 celebrates the remarkable achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars – the men and women leading the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America. For the past three years, ESET has been named a member of this exclusive club.
Editors' Choice Award
The coveted CNET Editors' Choice award recognizes outstanding consumer electronics that represent the best available choice for quality, performance, design, service, value, and its logo is a mark of excellence denoting the best possible investment for consumers.
2012 Reader Trust Award
ESET Smart Security has been recognized as the Best Anti-Malware Management solution after proving the product’s success and overall impact to the Reader Trust Voting Panel who are SC Magazine readers that are high-lever IT security executives.
ESET is the only antivirus company to achieve ICSA antivirus detection certifications for both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. ESET Endpoint Security is certified on Windows 7 64-bit in both antivirus detection and cleaning. ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition for Mac is certified on Mac OS X for antivirus cleaning.
West Coast Labs' Checkmark certifications are given based on products' ability to detect and remove threats. ESET currently holds Checkmark certifications in both detection and removal of infections across our endpoint, mobile, file server and mail server security product families.
In December 2008, ESET Smart Security was awarded with CheckVir Mailscanner award. To pass the certification process, antivirus products must stop all infected outgoing and incoming e-mail messages.
Each quarter, AV-Test.org tests security products in the areas of protection, repair and usability. ESET met all the requirements and achieved certification for both the Windows 7 and Windows XP Operating System.
ESET NOD32 v5.2 was certified as Windows 8 compatible by AV-Comparatives after it successfully underwent tests which evaluated e.g. whether the products could be installed on the system, if the included protection features worked properly, the stability of the program during a stress test and whether the product behaved properly or not.