Recent News - ESET Smart Security Premium awarded ‘Best Security Product of the Year’ by 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
ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning ESET NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 26 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 80th VB100 award in June 2013, ESET NOD32 technology holds the record number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. In addition, ESET NOD32 technology holds the longest consecutive string of the VB100 awards of any AV vendor. ESET has also received a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other testing organisations and reviews. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security®, ESET Cyber Security® (solution for Mac), ESET® Mobile Security and IT Security for Business are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

ESET recently updated its two-factor authentication (2FA) application, adding a secure validation to weak and static user passwords. This updated version of ESET’s 2FA application provides flexibility and deeper integration of 2FA into bespoke applications, making it the best cost-effective solutions for SMBs everywhere.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Jena (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia) and an extensive partner network for more than 180 countries. For more information visit or follow us on Facebook.


About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which includes Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

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