ESET Scores "Advanced+" Rating in On-Demand Testing from AV-Comparatives
For the fourth time in a row ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, secured the prestigious “Advanced+” rating from AV-Comparatives, an independent antivirus software research outlet .
The "Advanced+" rating is granted to antivirus providers in two cases: if a product detects over 97% of the full malware test-sets, or if a product has a high proactive detection rate and a very low false alarm rate. ESET has captured the Advanced+ rating on four consecutive occasions, and in 13 of the last 17 tests.
"ESET has further established itself as a top-tier company in the field of malware detection," said Andreas Clementi, founder and chief researcher at AV-Comparatives. "NOD32's advanced heuristics enabled detection of some very complex threats we threw their way. ESET is well-deserving of its fourth consecutive Advanced+ rating."
ESET scored 100 percent in polymorphic virus detection. According to the report, polymorphic tests are of interest because they show how flexible an antivirus scan engine is, as well as the level of detection quality of complex viruses. Antivirus products which have a 100 percent reliable detection rate for those complex viruses show a higher detection quality and engine flexibility. ESET is able to achieve these industry-leading results due to the solution’s ThreatSense® technology, an advanced heuristics engine that enables proactive detection of malware not covered by even the most frequently updated signature-based products.
Unlike traditional solutions, ESET NOD32 Antivirus decodes and analyzes executable code in real-time, using an emulated environment. By allowing malware to execute in a secure virtual world, ESET is able to clearly differentiate between benign files and even the most sophisticated and cleverly-disguised malware. Recently, ESET integrated this award-winning technology into its new ESET Smart Security, an all-in-one security solution designed to provide the industry’s most integrated malware protection on the market.
Anti-Virus Comparative No. 17 tested on-demand detection capabilities of 16 different antivirus solutions. AV-Comparatives assigns a three-level ranking system consisting of "Standard," "Advanced" and "Advanced+." Products receiving the "Standard" level are understood to be products with a good proactive, on-demand detection rate; "Advanced" a very good proactive on-demand detection rate and "Advanced+" an excellent proactive, on-demand detection rate — the honor bestowed upon ESET.
ESET develops software solutions that deliver instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. ESET pioneered and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, its flagship product, consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing and is the foundational product that builds out the ESET product line to include ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and an extremely small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. Both products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessary large size found in some solutions. This means faster scanning that doesn't slow down computers or networks. Sold in more than 110 countries, ESET has worldwide production headquarters in Bratislava, SK and worldwide distribution headquarters in San Diego, U.S. ESET also has offices in Bristol, U.K.; Buenos Aires, AR; Prague, CZ; and is globally represented by an extensive partner network. For more information, visit www.eset.com or call (619) 876-5400.