ESET makes history with 100th Virus Bulletin Award

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ESET has reached a monumental milestone in the security industry: its core product, ESET NOD32, is the first-ever security solution to receive 100 Virus Bulletin Awards (VB100). The 100th award was presented to ESET CEO Richard Marko by John Hawes, Virus Bulletin’s Chief of Operations, at a ceremony on December 16th, 2016.

“We are honored to be the first to receive 100 VB100 Awards for a single product,” said Marko, the ceremony. “Since the first VB100 Award in 1998, we have grown from a small, dynamic company made up of a few technologists, into an established endpoint security vendor with over 100 million users in more than 200 countries and territories.”

Virus Bulletin, an independent testing organization, presented its first VB100 in 1998, and to this day it is considered to be the most coveted accolade in the industry. To earn an award, an anti-malware product must detect all current “in‐the‐wild” viruses without producing any false positives.

“ESET has been a top performer in our tests since 1998, and today we are delighted to present their 100th VB100 award – a first for any single product over the years,” said Hawes. “ESET NOD32’s history of excellent performances and zero false positives is a clear indicator of a very well-built, well-maintained and extremely reliable product.”

With an unbroken record over 18 consecutive years, no other security product can claim to be the top performer by this independent testing and certification body.   

“Over this period, technology has changed, malware has changed and the security industry has seen changes as well,” said Marko. “The only real constant has been that ESET's NOD32 is the only anti-malware solution worldwide that has never missed a single ‘in-the-wild’ worm or virus in testing since May 1998. That consistency is what gives our users trust in our technology and has enabled ESET to become one of the top security vendors in the world.”

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Since 1987, ESET® has been developing 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 180 countries, and regional offices in Bratislava, San Diego, Singapore and Buenos Aires. For more information visit or follow us on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.

About Virus Bulletin

Virus Bulletin is an on-line security information portal and testing/certification body. With archives dating back to 1989 it provide a free invaluable resource of materials including specialized technical articles & comparative product testing. Virus Bulletin is supported by an Advisory Board comprising some of the world's leading anti-threat experts.

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