ESET Smart Security Receives "Advanced+" in Heuristic and Behavioral Protection while ESET Endpoint Security Earns Top Score in PassMark Software Test

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ESET, the leader in proactive protection celebrating 25 years of its technology this year, has achieved another Advanced+ award for its flagship product ESET Smart Security 5 in AV-Comparatives’ testing. This time, the award was in heuristic detection and behavioral protection category, where ESET’s solution ranked among the top tested products. In addition, ESET’s flagship endpoint solution for business − ESET Endpoint Security − has secured the best overall rating in PassMark Software test.AV-Comparatives logoAV-TEST logo ESET Smart Security 5 earned the highest possible mark, "Advanced+" in AV-Comparatives’ testing, achieving 87 percent heuristic detection and heuristic/behavioral protection. What’s more, ESET had only “very few” false alarms, a result achieved by only one other vendor. “The AV-Comparatives’ test shows how good the proactive heuristic/generic detection capabilities of the scanners were in detecting new (sometimes called zero-hour) threats used in this test,” states the report.PassMark logo In a string of recognitions, ESET Smart Security 5 has earned certification in the AV-Test – the independent IT-Security Institute – in its May-June testing. It is a seal of approval proving that the product has achieved all of the levels of performance required and defined by AV-TEST in the categories of protection, repair and usability.

“We have earned another "Advanced+" in an important testing category. Especially Advanced+ in heuristic and behavioral protection is a further proof of the strength of our R&D teams and talent around the world. Thanks also goes to our customers who make our scanning engine even stronger facilitating the in-the-cloud ESET LiveGrid® technology,” says ESET Senior Research Fellow Righard Zwienenberg.

The award-winning scanning engine and heuristics are an important part of ESET’s flagship product for business. ESET Endpoint Security itself has earned top overall score from PassMark Software - a leading authority in software and hardware performance benchmarking and testing. In its latest report “Fast and Effective Endpoint Security for Business 2012” commissioned by ESET, the solution was evaluated as having “fastest, best overall performance” - earning the highest rating and excelling in several performance and usability categories.

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.