After 22 years of outstanding results, ESET discontinues participation in VB100 and VBSpam testing

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BRATISLAVA – ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, today announces it is ‘graduating’ from its participation in the VB100 and VBSpam tests, following a final assessment in August 2020 by Virus Bulletin (VB). The VB100 test was one of the first relevant global antivirus tests, as executed by the world-renowned independent testing and certification body Virus Bulletin. After 22 years of outstanding results, ESET is refocusing its testing participation to reflect the evolved cybersecurity landscape. 

As the endpoint security provider with the highest number of awards in the VB100, and an 18-year passing streak from 2002 to 2020, ESET is immensely proud of its achievements. Highlights from ESET’s participation in the test include the very first test passed in May 1998, followed by a consistent performance since June 2002 of 0 false positives, a 100% WildList detection rate and solid product stability and performance.

Over the past 22 years, ESET has participated in 135 VB100 tests covering 23 operating systems, all the way from Windows 95 to Windows 10. All major ESET products have been evaluated across both the enterprise and consumer segments, including ESET Endpoint Security and ESET Internet Security.

Due to the increasing sophistication of cyber threats, along with our newly developed detection and prevention technologies, ESET will focus on advanced forms of testing that can help improve endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities, especially against the techniques employed by APT groups and Ransomware.

Juraj Malcho, Chief Technology Officer at ESET, commented, “Although our participation in VB100 testing has now come to an end, we are immensely proud of the results we have achieved over the last 22 years. It has been a privilege to be involved in one of the pioneering AV tests, and we value the insight and validation that has come over the last two decades.”

Ignacio Sbampato, Chief Business Officer at ESET, added, “ESET is the only Endpoint Security vendor that had 0 false positive and the top detection rate in any test or certification for 18 years in a row. Solid and successful test results are essential in maintaining our reputation for award-winning, cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions. It is our mission to provide a safe and secure technology experience for businesses and consumers around the world, and to ensure that we are one step ahead of potential threats. With the malware landscape becoming increasingly sophisticated, we look forward to engaging in some of the advanced evaluations that can strenuously test our EDR capabilities.”

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