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ESET awarded highest score in AV-Comparatives Performance Test

Created: 2014-11-13 00:00:00

AV Comparatives test scores shows ESET to be agile and lightweight, boasting the smallest impact on system performance.

ESET, a global pioneer in proactive protection for more than two decades, announces award-winning scores for its latest product release of ESET Smart Security in the latest AV-Comparatives Performance Test.

Published yesterday, AV-Comparatives awarded the new version of ESET Smart Security with the Advanced+ Award. Details of the test show that ESET achieved the highest score for performance, outperforming all contenders, including AVG, Avira, BitDefender, F-Secure, Kaspersky, McAfee and Sophos, and Trend Micro.

AV-Comparatives focused on testing the impact that security software can have on system performance when specific tasks, such as downloading, opening, copying, encoding and archiving files, as well as installing and launching applications, are performed.

AV-Comparatives has used several own test cases and PC Mark Tests, an industry-recognized performance test. The award is based on AV-Comparative’s assessment of the overall impact results with default settings under Windows 8.1 64-Bit.

 

“During the whole year ESET showed an excellent performance in all of our tests. Not only is ESET very good at protecting the customer, the latest performance test revealed that it has nearly no impact on the speed of the computer,” said Andreas Clementi, CEO at AV-Comparatives.

 

ESET Smart Security delivers multiple layers of Internet protection and keeps your identity safe with Anti-Theft, Personal Firewall and Anti-Phishing. This ESET security suite boasts brand new technology such as Botnet Protection that protects against infiltration by botnet malware as well as Enhanced Exploit Blocker that blocks attacks specifically designed to evade antivirus detection.

 

““We are really pleased with this award,” said Ignacio Sbampato, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at ESET. “Offering stellar protection against today’s threats is an absolute must for any security vendor, but doing so with absolute minimum system impact is an art, which - done well - makes a huge difference to customers.”

 

Read the full AV-Comparatives report or learn more about ESET Smart Security.

 


 

About ESET
ESET, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32 technology which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the 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. ESET has been selected as one of the most innovative companies in Europe for the 2011 HSBC European Business Awards and holds number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV Test and other organizations. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cyber Security for Mac are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

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 Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Cracow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network for 180 countries. . For more information, visit our local office at https://en.eset.hk.

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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For more information, please visit https://www.version-2.com/ or call (852) 2893 8860.

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