ESET Wins 'Best Usability' Award From AV-TEST
ESET Smart Security Secures Top Honors from Independent Testing Lab
SAN DIEGO -- February 1, 2012 -- ESET today announced it has won a "2011 Best Usability" award from the AV-TEST Institute, a leading international and independent service provider in the fields of IT security and antivirus research. ESET Smart Security 5 was awarded "Best Usability" for its low false positives and low impact on system performance.
The AV-TEST awards honor effective antivirus products offering performance that contributes to establishing current standards in the field of IT security and makes a significant contribution toward prevention in the field of data communication. Specifically, the AV-TEST award for "Best Usability" is given to security software that has the lowest impact on the system. Products were tested for an average slowdown of the computer in daily use, amount of false positives, false warnings and false blockings of certain actions during download, installation and use of legitimate software.
"No other home user product we tested in 2011 came close to ESET Smart Security's very high usability score," said Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST.
This latest award follows a series of recent industry accolades including ESET's 71st "VB100" award from Virus Bulletin. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for VB100 Award wins among all security solution vendors and currently has 50 consecutive wins. ESET also has a "2011 Top Rated Product" recognition, a ranking of "Best Overall Speed 2011" and six straight "Advanced+" awards in performance testing from AV-Comparatives.
"We are pleased to be recognized by AV-TEST for our product usability," said Richard Marko, CEO, ESET. "Creating a product with superior protection and light footprint has always been our goal at ESET and this award further emphasizes our commitment."
ESET's industry-leading products, including the popular ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security, ESET Cybersecurity for Mac and ESET Mobile Security, deliver significant improvements over traditional solutions in the marketplace today. Using ESET's advanced ThreatSense® smart-scanning technology, ESET proactively protects users from new attacks and eliminates both known and unknown viruses, trojans, worms, adware, spyware, rootkits and other Internet threats. Additionally, ESET is the only company to offer free, built-in cybersecurity training with its solutions. ESET Cybersecurity Training uses real-world cybercrime scenarios to give users essential safety tips to make their online experience even safer.
For a full list of ESET security solutions and to learn more, visit: www.ESET.com/us
AV-TEST GmbH is an independent supplier of services in the fields of IT Security and Antivirus Research, focusing on the detection and analysis of the latest malicious software and its use in comprehensive comparative testing of security products.
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 http://www.eset.com/us or call +1 (619) 876-5400.