ESET Receives 74th “VB100” Award, “VBSpam” Award and Advanced+ in AV-Comparatives’ Performance Test

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ESET, the leader in proactive protection celebrating 25 years of its technology this year, has in recent weeks received a string of accolades and impressive test results – including high mark for its  server product for Windows (VB100), highest Advanced+ mark in performance test (AV-Comparatives) and spam catch rate close to 99.5% - earning it the “VBSpam” award.AV-Comparatives logo On top of the positive showing, ESET received the record-breaking 74th “VB100” award from Virus Bulletin - UK’s independent antivirus testing authority. The VB Award is highly esteemed in the antivirus industry due to its rigorous testing methods and because no entry fee and repeat testing is allowed. In the latest test, ESET has secured high marks for its Windows 2008 Server product used by business consumers. Virus Bulletin Spam logoVirus Bulletin logo

"ESET came into this comparative  with an aim to maintain a record-breaking streak of successful appearances… ESET comfortably earned a VB100 award, extending its epic unbroken run still further – the product has 12 passes in the last two years. With no problems of note...,” says Virus Bulletin in its report.

“ESET is the only security software company that has achieved 53 VB100 awards without interruption. Thanks to our research and development we have continued to meet the demanding Virus Bulletin criteria for protection and false positives in each test on several platforms,” adds ESET Chief Research Officer Juraj Malcho.

In another test, ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server has earned the Virus Bulletin’s “VBSpam” award this week. “A spam catch rate of close to 99.5% makes for an impressive debut for ESET,” notes the VB test which measures the effectiveness of spam engines. ESET has ranked among the top products in both antispam categories: false positives and spam catch rate which is further proof of ESET Mail Security’s powerful antispam engine and its reliability. In addition, in the latest AV-Comparatives performance test, ESET Smart Security 5 has ranked among the top three products.

About ESET

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 (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 180 countries.