April 29, 2013 | Press Releases

ESET Smart Security Ranked Best Security Product in Stiftung Warentest - Leading German Consumer Testing Authority

ESET, the leader in proactive digital protection - developing award-winning technology for more than 25 years, is proud to announce that fifth generation of it’s flagship  product ESET Smart Security has been recognized as the best internet security product by the highly respected German testing organization Stiftung Warentest. Millions of people in Germany rely on Stiftung Warentest’s independent expert product reviews to help them make well informed buying decisions.

The influential test published on the Stiftung Warentest website and in the April 2013 edition of the magazine highlighted ESET Smart Security’s advanced Firewall and light footprint “ESET offers good malware protection, one of the best firewalls and barely burdens the PC,” says Stiftung Warentest.  The resulting mark was the best of the 14 tested internet security software suites and ESET Smart Security demonstrated all round strength by being the only security package to receive the “good” mark in all separate testing categories: protection, firewall, usability, and system footprint.

“Good malware detection and protection is not enough these days. The combination of the right layers of protection such as Antivirus, Antispam, Firewall, Parental Control, and in Version 6 - Anti-Theft feature, provides the essential level of security. We are happy that Stiftung Warentest agrees with this philosophy which is proven by their outstanding evaluation,“ says Ignacio Sbampato, ESET Chief Sales & Marketing Officer.

Since the test ESET has further strengthed its products with the release of a new improved generation of its flagship products: ESET Smart Security 6 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6. ESET Smart Security 6 provides all-in-one internet security, while ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6 is a fast and powerful antivirus. The new generation provides even greater detection of infiltrations, improved cleaning and faster scanning due to the  enhanced engine. Furthermore, the ESET Social Media Scanner App also comes standard with ESET Smart Security 6 as well as ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6, offers protection against Facebook threats.


About ESET

ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 25 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 75th VB100 award in September 2012, ESET NOD32® Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. ESET has been selected as one of the most innovative companies in Europe for the 2011 HSBC European Business Awards and holds a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other organizations. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security® and ESET Cyber Security® (solution for Mac) are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic). ESET® has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia) and an extensive partner network for more than 180 countries.