Industry and customer recognition

ESET cybersecurity solutions are recognized in the industry, and regularly acknowledged by leading analysts, independent testing organizations as well as individual customers.

What industry analysts are saying

Endpoint Protection Platform

ESET named a ‘Major Player’ by IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security for Enterprises 2021 Vendor Assessment

Our takeaways from the report
  • According to the IDC MarketScape, “ESET has a solid position relative to other vendors to offer a broad and natively integrated cross-product platform solution.”
  • The IDC MarketScape also noted that: “A private company, ESET is profitable and reinvests its profits into the disciplines that directly contribute to advancing its products, namely, software development, core threat research, and threat hunting.”
  • The assessment described ESET’s local language support: “Tailoring its support of its expansive base of customers across western, central, and eastern Europe, ESET engages with its customers in the prevalent languages of their countries. Local language support, either directly or through partners, applies to the other regions where ESET has a material presence, namely, North America, Japan, and Latin America.”

ESET reaffirmed 'Champion' status in Canalys Global Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix 2021.


Takeaways from the report
  • The Leadership Matrix considered 19 cybersecurity vendors to assess their channel and market performance over the last 12 months, as well as their leadership and change capabilities.
  • ESET was one of only eight vendors to acquire the Champion status.
  • ESET achieved the highest aggregated score from all vendors in Candefero benchmark cybersecurity indicators, with the highest-rated product availability & supply, and ease of doing business metrics.
Endpoint Protection Platform

ESET was named a 'Strong Performer' in the Forrester Wave: Endpoint Security Suites Q3 2019 report, receiving the highest possible scores in the corporate vision and focus, OS support and security community involvement criteria.

Takeaways from the report
  • Detailed, unbiased 25-criterion research, analyzing and scoring the 15 most significant vendors of endpoint security suites for enterprises, including a comparative evaluation of their ability to prevent, detect and remediate endpoint threats.
  • The report highlights ESET's full enterprise offering, including its capabilities, such as EDR, managed detection and response, threat intelligence services and vulnerability management.
  • It also praises ESET's straightforward UI, low false positives rate and low system overhead.
Enterprise Detection And Response

ESET was included in the Now Tech: Enterprise Detection And Response, Q1 2020 report - Forrester's overview of 29 enterprise Detection and Response solutions.

Takeaways from the report
  • The report provides an analysis of the EDR market based on two factors: market presence and functionality.
  • ESET was among the 29 selected vendors identified as representative endpoint detection and response (EDR) providers.
  • ESET was mapped within enterprise architecture EDR segment with high antimalware, hunting, automated response and scriptable orchestration capabilities.
Enterprise Detection And Response

ESET ‘Top Player' for the 3rd time in Radicati APT Protection MQ 2022

Our takeaways from the report
  • ESET Inspect, the cloud-delivered XDR-enabling component of the ESET PROTECT platform that supports all major operating systems, is available as a cloud or on-premises solution, and can be deployed in AWS and MS Azure instances.
  • The particular effectiveness of ESET LiveGuard Advanced against zero-day threats, including ransomware.
  • ESET PROTECT Enterprise platform's unified single-click security management with XDR and threat hunting capabilities.
  • Multi-language support and a large set of localized versions.
  • Customers' appreciation of ease of deployment and use.
Endpoint Protection Platform

ESET recognised as a ‘Top Player’ for the fourth year in a row in Radicati’s 2021 Endpoint Security Market Quadrant

Our takeaways from the report
  • By recognizing ESET as a ‘Top Player’, Radicati includes it among “the current market leaders, with products that offer both breadth and depth of functionality, as well as possess a solid vision for the future.”
  • Radicati placed ESET in the top category with just four other endpoint security vendors after reviewing the offerings of 18 major solution providers. It’s ESET’s fourth straight year in the top bracket.
  • Radicati notes that “ESET Endpoint Security solutions are well-known to offer high performance and high detection rates”, commends their “low footprint with low system resource usage”, and says they “are designed for ease of deployment and use.”
Endpoint Protection Platform
Enterprise Detection And Response

ESET commended for EPDR universal coverage in KuppingerCole Market Compass 2020, achieving the third-highest number of strong positives.

Takeaways from the report
  • The KuppingerCole Market Compass provides an overview of a market segment and the vendors in the Endpoint Protection, Detection & Response (EPDR) market.
  • With top scores in 6 out of the 9 main criteria included in the spider graph, ESET achieves the third-highest number of strong positives out of 17 evaluated vendors.
  • According to KuppingerCole, our products incorporate the "latest approaches to discovering and preventing malware from executing, including advanced ML detection models, exploit prevention, memory analysis, and anti-stealth technologies that can eliminate hard-to-discover UEFI and MFT rootkits."

ESET identified as a Leader by Analysys Mason in its SMB Endpoint Security Vendor Scorecard 2021

Our takeaways from the report
  • The report analyses the strategies and market positions of 19 security vendors worldwide in the small and medium-sized business market.
  • According to Analysys Mason, “ESET is in a particularly strong position in Europe and is a channel-centric business with more than 7000 MSP partners.”
  • The report highlights, “ESET’s strong focus on the SMB market and its wide geographical presence are among its key differentiators. SMBs account for more than half of its revenue and the vendor has a notable presence across several continents.”
Enterprise Detection And Response

ESET recognized in Forrester Now Tech: Endpoint Detection And Response, Q4 2021 report as an EDR provider.

The report is available to Forrester subscribers or for purchase.

Our takeaways from the report
  • Forrester, a leading global research and advisory firm, cites ESET in its list of 28 endpoint detection and response (EDR) providers.
  • ESET’s EDR solution is included by Forrester in the 'Agent analytics' functionality segment. Forrester describes ‘Agent analytics’ thus: “The offering is designed to provide behavioural detection and response on the endpoint itself. This has the benefit of improving endpoint protection capabilities and providing offline protection.”
  • Forrester recommends that users “Choose a vendor with a powerful detection engineering team backed by a leading threat research group to reap the benefits of expertise beyond your team’s capabilities.”

What independent test results declare


AV Comparatives Real World Protection JUN 2020

Outstanding results of ESET Endpoint Security solution in the recent Real-World Protection Test

VB100 JUN 2020

In June 2020 ESET received the VB100 certification, its 110th VB100 award in a row

ESET recognised for peak excellence in the category of usability in the AV Test annual test results

ESET achieved the highest final score in the latest VBSpam test

ESET is a dedicated contributor to MITRE ATT&CK

ESET contributions to the MITRE ATT&CK knowledgebase include several newly recognized ones, ranging from entirely new techniques, software and groups, to updates of already existing ones. You can find the full list of ESET contributions (just type ESET in upper left search button). By being one of the most referenced vendors and active contributors, ESET confirms its commitment to provide the best protection to the community and our customers.

What IT pros are saying

"Runs better than ANY other AV I have EVER used, blocks the issues before the user can attempt to use the questionable files."

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"I enjoy the continuous protection, automatic updates, and small size of this program in comparison to other options."

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"The things I enjoy most about their products is how light they run on my clients' systems and how easy they are to manage and configure."

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ESET PROTECT Advanced is a leader in Small-Business Endpoint Protection Suites on G2

Based on customer reviews, through G2 Crowd surveys that asked ESET business customers to rate their experiences using ESET Endpoint Security.