ESET, the leader in proactive protection celebrating 25 years of its technology this year, announces its partnership with StopBadware, a non-profit organization that makes the Web safer through the prevention, mitigation, and remediation of badware websites. ESET is a staunch supporter of education and academic research, and hopes that its vast knowledge and expertise in the antivirus industry will enrich StopBaware’s discussions and programs. In turn, this co-operation will allow ESET to gain a more extensive insight into the issue and better support website owners whose sites have been infected with malware, educate users browsing the Web and share data with industry stakeholders.
"Partnering with StopBadware, ESET gets a unique opportunity to engage with other key players in the security ecosystem, for example through discussions on StopBadware’s Partners Forum and exchanging data with various security organisations. Eventually, this relationship will help users dealing with infected websites, providing them with even more detailed information about the nature of infiltration and the cleaning process through the StopBadware website",
elaborates Peter Stancik, ESET Security Evangelist. StopBadware, which started as a project at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, is the only non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the public from badware websites. The organization aims to build a safer Web by protecting people from and educating them about badware. A group of leading security companies, including ESET, work together to support StopBadware on their mission.
“StopBadware is excited to welcome a security company of ESET’s caliber to our Partner program, ESET’s long record of deep technical knowledge and security leadership will be a valuable addition to our collaborative industry discussions, and the security ecosystem at large will benefit from their commitment to proactively addressing badware.”
said StopBadware Raconteur Caitlin Condon.
ESET, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32 technology which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. 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 number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV Test and other organizations. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cyber Security 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), Cracow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network for 180 countries.