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ESET Smart Security 8 Emerges as Only Internet Security Product to Score 100% in Industry Test

Created: 2014-11-27 00:00:00

ESET®, a global pioneer in proactive protection for more than two decades, has topped AV-Test’s Self-Protection for Antivirus Software test. The independent IT security testing organization focused on the ”self-defense” capabilities of solutions, and ESET Smart Security 8 was the only product to secure a perfect 100% score."


“In science fiction films, when a space ship is attacked, its deflector shields are not merely hit by accident, rather there is always an initial targeted attack on the deflector shield generator. In the real world of antivirus software, the deflector shield generator would be the kernel of the security suite – the antivirus application itself. If the deflector shield fails, then the ship – or in our case, the Windows system – is left unprotected and easy to commandeer,” AV-Test explains in its press release.


AV-Test experts tested 24 consumer security suites and 8 corporate security solutions in October 2014 to see whether they use open-access protection mechanisms in their source code – specifically, ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization) and DEP (Data Execution Prevention).


“All ESET solutions are based on multiple layers of protection, which provide a powerful and proven ‘deflector shield‘, protecting our customers online and offline – and allowing them to explore the Internet safely or enjoy online gaming without worrying about their security.” said Eduard Kesely, ESET’s Senior Product Manager - Consumer Security. “Besides that, self-defense by our own security solution is the key to its success: without this, even a full-featured security solution would be useless. This test outcome is the result of our long-term strategy of adding more and more layers of protection to our products without affecting their performance.“



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

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