June 9, 2010 | San Diego, CA | Press Releases

ESET Sets Mark for Consecutive Wins with Record 62nd VB100 Award

ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that it has secured its 62nd VB100 award from Virus Bulletin, the widely-respected independent comparative testing group, and leads all antivirus vendors with a record-setting 45 straight VB100 awards. June's Virus Bulletin report focused on the Windows Server 2008 R2 platform; of the 33 products participating, 24 succeeded and 9 failed.

Virus Bulletin introduced its first VB100 award in 1998, and conducts several comparatives every year, rotating its platforms between Linux, Windows, Windows servers and Novell Netware. 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. Since the inception of the VB100 awards in 1998, ESET's antivirus products continue to boast a success rate of over 97 percent – the industry's highest. Most antivirus vendors have success ratios in the 50 – 75 percent range.

"Detection rates were excellent, showing a continuation of the upward trend seen in the last few tests,” said John Hawes, Virus Bulletin. “No false alarms were noted and the WildList was handled flawlessly, earning ESET yet another VB100 award."

ESET 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 approaches, ESET solutions decode and analyze 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.

To download a free trial of ESET's award-winning security software, visit www.eset.com/download/index.php

About 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 consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing, and is the heart of the virus and spyware detection in ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and a small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. Both products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessarily 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 global production headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia, with distribution headquarters for the Americas and Asia-Pacific located in San Diego, California. ESET also has offices in Buenos Aires, Prague, and Krakow and is represented by an extensive global partner network. For more information, visit www.eset.com or call +1 (619) 876-5400.