ESET Takes the Gold for Best Endpoint Security Solution in TechTarget’s Information Security Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards 2012

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NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition, Now Called ESET Endpoint Antivirus, Wins for Second Consecutive Year
ESET, the leader in proactive protection celebrating 25 years of its technology this year, today announced that ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition has won the Gold Award for the Best of Endpoint Security 2012 category from TechTarget’s Information Security magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Winning for two years running, ESET pulled ahead from the competitive offerings of Kaspersky and Sophos with notably higher scores in several categories.

Readers called out ESET Endpoint Antivirus’ ability to detect and block unknown malware and zero-day exploits, the frequency and speed of signature updates, and the overall return on investment (ROI). Readers also noted that ESET’s offering was bloat-free and easy on system resources, had a small footprint, and runs invisibly. Furthermore, it was pointed out that the OS X version of the software runs well on Macs. ESET NOD32 is the only anti-malware solution certified by ICSA Labs for both Mac and Windows.

“Our readers are the most knowledgeable and active technology professionals working in IT today. Their ratings reflect extensive technical experience and practical application of the products. These awards are designed to help serious technology buyers understand the products available to solve their IT security challenges.”
said Doug Olender, TechTarget vice president and publisher of security media.

ESET Endpoint Antivirus is a complete security solution, with versions compatible with Windows and Mac, combining maximum protection with a minimal system footprint. Utilizing ESET’s ThreatSense® scanning engine, which is constantly on alert for attacks and malicious software, ESET Endpoint Antivirus keeps computers safe from outside threats without hindering system performance.

“We would like to thank the readers of Information Security for recognizing ESET Endpoint Antivirus as the best overall solution for Endpoint Security and honoring us with the Gold award. Our international team of researchers and developers work around the clock to make the world of technology a safer place and recognition like this is greatly appreciated by everyone within our company.”
said Richard Marko, Chief Executive Officer of ESET.

With more than 2,000 subscribers participating and in its seventh year, the readership of Information Security has been surveyed to determine the best information technology (IT) security products for the awards. Information Security asked in an online survey for participants to select the products currently used in their organization, rate those products based on criteria specific to each category, and indicate the importance of each criterion. Winners were determined by the cumulative weighted responses for each product category criteria.

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.