ESET Secures 48th Virus Bulletin Award in Ten Years - Most in the Industry
ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that its new ESET NOD32 Antivirus Version 3.0 product has captured an industry-leading 48th VB100 award from Virus Bulletin. Virus Bulletin performs independent comparative testing of antivirus products and is widely respected within the antivirus community.
Virus Bulletin introduced its first VB100 award in 1998. In order to display the VB100 logo, an antivirus product must meet two criteria: (1) Demonstrate it detects all “In-the-Wild” viruses during both on-demand and on-access scanning; and, (2) Generate no false positives when scanning a set of clean files.
“As NOD32 version 3.0 appeared on the VB100 test bench for the first time, the stylishness and clever layout continued to impress, allowing the tests to be run through with great simplicity and making the testing experience a joy,” wrote John Hawes of Virus Bulletin. ”ESET NOD32’s qualification for the VB100 award was achieved easily with full detection of the WildList set and no false positives.”
Since the inception of VB100 awards in 1998, ESET NOD32 Antivirus boasts a success rate of 96 percent - the industry’s highest. Most antivirus vendors have success ratios in the 50 – 75 percent range.
“We’re pleased ESET NOD32 Antivirus version 3.0 picks up where version 2.7 left off. Specifically, generating zero false positives and detecting 100 percent of “In-the-Wild” viruses,” said Anton Zajac, CEO of ESET, LLC. “The industry-leading 48th VB100 award is a testament to our advanced heuristics, and the continued innovation built into the ESET brand. As threats become more complex, we will continue to stay one step ahead, doing our best to protect users from future threats before they emerge.”
ESET NOD32 Antivirus is powered by 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.
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 160 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.