ESET Smart Security Premium awarded ‘Best Security Product of the Year’ by Digital Citizen

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ESET Smart Security Premium, a comprehensive antivirus solution, earned an impressive five-star rating and the title ‘Best Security Product of the Year’ from Digital Citizen.Surpassing 14 other commercial antivirus products on the market, ESET Smart Security Premium was highlighted for its fast and efficient antivirus engine, powerful firewall module, seamless user interface, and innovative Home Network Protection feature. As cybersecurity becomes increasingly important to consumers and small business owners, solutions for all types of users are more important than ever. ESET Smart Security Premium is a versatile antivirus product, suitable for those who wish to quickly install and forget about it, but also for those who prefer to configure and control the software in detail. “At ESET we are continuously working to elevate our security solutions and make them accessible to all Internet users,” said Matej Krištofík, Product Manager, Consumer Products at ESET. “We’re thrilled to receive this award and have ESET Smart Security Premium recognized as the best antivirus solution on the market.”  All products under consideration for the Digital Citizen Awards underwent rigorous testing, which factored in download and installation experience, integration with Windows, browsers and universal Windows platform apps, and finally, ease of use and configuration.“The Digital Citizen Awards were designed to help consumers identify the best antivirus products for their needs,” said Ciprian Adrian Rusen, of Digital Citizen. “ESET Smart Security Premium stood out among its competitors for its highly effective antivirus engine, its low system impact and top-notch network protection. We believe it offers the best experience for Windows users.”

 Digital Citizen Awards “Best Security Product of the Year” – Highlights


  • Fast, efficient antivirus engine provides protection against all types of malware.
  • It has almost no adverse effect on your computer’s speed and performance.
  • Includes a powerful firewall module that protects your computer and devices against all types of network threats.
  • Easy to use interface for beginners and experienced users alike.
  • Bundles useful additional tools; parental controls, a tool for encrypting files and removable media, a password manager that uses AES-256 encryption, a ransomware shield, webcam protection, as well as banking & payment protection.
  • This year’s ESET Smart Security Premium adds an innovative protection feature called Home Network Protection. This tool is both useful and educational as it teaches home users how to secure their networks by improving the settings of their wireless router. This tool scans your router for vulnerabilities like weak settings or passwords and tries to identify whether it was hacked. At the end of the scan, it offers useful recommendations for improving the security of your home network. This feature also provides you with a useful list of the devices connected to your router, categorized by type. When new devices connect to your network, a generic notification is displayed, letting you know, so that you can react if unauthorized devices are connected.

About ESET

Since 1987, ESET® has been developing record award-winning security software that now helps over 100 million users to Enjoy Safer Technology. Its broad security product portfolio covers all popular platforms and provides businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of performance and proactive protection. The company has a global sales network covering 200 countries, and regional offices in Bratislava, San Diego, Singapore and Buenos Aires. For more information visit or follow us on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.

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