December 1, 2011 | San Diego, CA | Press Releases

ESET NOD32 Antivirus Named 2011 Editors' Best and Community Choice Award Winner by Windows IT Pro Magazine

ESET today announced that its, ESET NOD32 Antivirus was named the bronze medal winner of the 2011 "Editors' Best" and "Community Choice" Awards in the Antivirus/Anti-Malware category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro magazine.

"The 2011 Editors' Best and Community Choice Awards are based on a product's strategic importance to market, its competitive advantages and its value to customers," said Jason Bovberg, senior editor, Windows IT Pro. "We continue to see a surge in community participation and we're proud to now share this invaluable information with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities.  Our winners should be extremely proud of this recognition from our editorial experts."

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.

"We are extremely honored to have been recognized by such a technically sophisticated community and see it as further testament to our commitment to providing business anti-malware solutions that are extremely effective yet very efficient," said Dan Clark, vice president of marketing at ESET North America. "We want to thank our talented team of developers and malware researchers as well as our customers for the valuable feedback and support they have provided over the years, enabling us get the product to where it is today."

ESET released the new fifth generation of its flagship products ESET Smart Security 5 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 for consumers in September.  The version 5 Business Editions are scheduled for release in early 2012.

About ESET
ESET is on the forefront of security innovation, delivering trusted protection to make the Internet safer for businesses and consumers. IDC has recognized ESET as a top five corporate anti-malware vendor and one of the fastest growing companies in its category. Trusted by millions of users worldwide, ESET is one of the most recommended security solutions in the world. ESET NOD32 Antivirus consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing, and powers the virus and spyware detection in ESET Smart Security and ESET Cybersecurity for Mac. Sold in more than 180 countries, ESET's global headquarters is in Bratislava, Slovakia, with distribution headquarters for North America located in San Diego, California. ESET also has offices in Buenos Aires, Prague, Krakow and Singapore and is represented by an extensive global partner network. For more information, visit or call +1 (619) 876-5400.

About Windows IT Pro
The Windows IT Pro community is the heartbeat of the Windows IT world--a gathering of people, content and resources focused on Microsoft Windows technologies and applications. It's a "community" in every sense, bringing an independent, uncensored voice to IT managers, network and systems administrators, developers, systems analysts, CIOs, CTOs, and other technologists at companies worldwide. Visit today to learn more.

About Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton knows business and how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit