Recent News - ESET Secures Record-Breaking 50th Virus Bulletin Award for Security Excellence


2008-06-04

Detects 100 Percent of Viruses, Worms and Bots with Zero False Positives

San Diego, June 4, 2008 – ESET®, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced it has captured a record 50th VB100 award from Virus Bulletin, a widely-respected independent comparative testing group. ESET is the first company to reach the 50-award milestone.

Virus Bulletin introduced its first VB100 award in 1998, and conducts several comparatives every year, rotating its platforms between Linux, Windows, Windows servers and Novell Netware. In order to display the VB100 logo, an antivirus product must meet two criteria: (1) Demonstrate it detects all "In-the-Wild" viruses during both on-demand and on-access scanning; and, (2) Generate no false positives when scanning a set of clean files. Since the inception of VB100 awards in 1998, ESET's antivirus products boast a success rate of over 96 percent — the industry's highest. Most antivirus vendors have success ratios in the 50 – 75 percent range.

"With excellent detection and no false positive issues, ESET has stormed its way to a record 50th VB100 award," said John Hawes of Virus Bulletin. "The ESET installation process proved fast and efficient, and the command line scanner was a joy to operate."

"No other company can claim 50 VB100 awards, and we are very pleased to be the first," said Anton Zajac, CEO of ESET, LLC. "I want to personally thank our employees, and notably the research and development teams that continue to produce security software's most proactive, precise, lightweight and fast product."

ESET File Security for Linux — the subject of this month's testing — is powered by ThreatSense® technology, an advanced heuristics engine that enables proactive detection of malware not covered by even the most frequently updated signature-based products. Unlike traditional approaches, ESET solutions decode and analyze executable code in real-time, using an emulated environment. By allowing malware to execute in a secure virtual world, ESET is able to clearly differentiate between benign files and even the most sophisticated and cleverly-disguised malware.

About ESET
Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security software for enterprises and consumers. ESET’s award-winning, Anti-Threat software system, NOD32, provides real-time protection from known and unknown viruses, spyware and other malware. NOD32 offers the smallest, fastest and most advanced protection available, with more Virus Bulletin 100% Awards than any other antivirus product. ESET was named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 five years running, and has an extensive partner network, including corporations like Canon, Dell and Microsoft. ESET has offices in Bratislava, SK; Bristol, U.K.; Buenos Aires, AR; Prague, CZ; San Diego, USA; and is represented worldwide in more than 100 countries.

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