The power of multi-layered protection

ESET's multi-layered technology allows us to detect and react to threats faster, helping all our customers benefit from stronger and more effective protection.

Total accuracy (%)

"ESET Smart Security protected against all of the public web-based threats and targeted attacks. It blocked 100 per cent of the threats. This software was also entirely effective when handling legitimate objects, giving it the rare privilege of a 100 percent overall rating."

Simon Edwards, SE Labs Home Anti-Malware Protection - July – September 2016

SE Labs, Home Anti-Malware Protection, Total Accuracy (%)

SE Labs compared the effectiveness of anti-malware products against targeted attacks using well-established techniques and public web-based threats that were live on the internet at the time of the test. The results indicate how effective the products were at detecting and/or protecting against those threats in real time.

Final score

"Lately, ESET has been one of the best performing products in our VBSpam Comparatives with very strong results. Taken together, a long history of excellent performance and no false positives, is a clear indicator of a reliable spam filtering product for business."

Martijn Grooten and Ionuţ Răileanu, Virus Bulletin, VBSpam Comparative Review - July 2016

Virus Bulletin, VBSpam, Final Score

Virus Bulletin, a leading independent testing authority, tested anti-spam products by sending thousands of emails through each system in real-time. The VBSpam Final Score measures how successful the anti-spam product was at catching spam while simultaneously avoiding false positives.

Detection Of macOS and Windows malware (%)

"ESET demonstrated excellent performance when it came to detecting over 11,000 threats in the test, with almost no burden on the system."

Andreas Marx, AV-Test 12 Security Packages for macOS Put to the Test - July 2016

AV-TEST, Detection of macOS and Windows malware (%)

In a recent test of macOS security solutions by AV-TEST, ESET achieved the top score. ESET was the only solution in the test that detected all malicious files for both macOS and Windows. This demonstrates that ESET solutions provide the best protection for customers with heterogeneous environments.

False alarms

"False Positives (FPs) are an important measurment for AV quality. One FP report from a customer can result in large amount of engineering and support work to resolve the issue."

AV-Comparatives False Alarm Test - September 2016

AV-Comparatives, False Alarm Test, False Alarms

Even one false positive can cause serious problems. If an antivirus solution is configured to immediately delete or quarantine infected files, a false positive in an essential file can render the operating system or crucial applications unusable.

Impact score

"ESET Smart Security 9 improved significantly, confirming its low performance impact."

Andreas Clementi, AV-Comparatives, Performance Test - October 2016

AV-Comparatives, Performance Test, Impact Score

Anti-malware software impacts file management operations such as create, open, copy, and remove files. By replacing a heavier solution with a lighter one, the user will experience faster operation and lower impact on their system.

Long-term network load test

"ESET is well known for being extremely light on system resources."

Andreas Clementi, CEO at AV-Comparatives – November 2016

AV-Comparatives, Network Performance Test

Long-Term Network Load Test – Communication across a network is increasingly critical in the work environment. Similar to hardware on business systems, the behavior of the network has an impact on the operation of business devices. ESET approved its low network impact in this test.

Size of client-side definitions

"The results of this test only validate that ESET business products deliver what they promise – protection with no load on network systems."

Andreas Clementi, CEO at AV-Comparatives – November 2016

AV-Comparatives, Network Performance Test

In this test AV-Comparatives examines the client-side malware definition database of each solution, smaller size demonstrates better efficiency of security solution while maintaining high detection rate.