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ESET Wins Internet Security Test by Computer Bild, Europe’s Top Consumer IT Magazine

Created: 2016-02-15 00:00:00

ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection, has achieved a significant testing win from Europe’s leading consumer IT magazine, Computer Bild of Germany. ESET Smart Security 9 finished first in the magazine’s Internet Security Test out of the 13 consumer products tested, securing the best score.


“ESET beats the competition with the best mix of security, performance and pace,” says the head of the software department at Computer Bild, Georg Oevermann, in the magazine’s latest issue. ESET Smart Security 9 is headlined “the best protection against the latest threats” for detecting all malware and thus being the only product to protect against it”


“This is our first win in this important test and continues our series of top test results and wins in Germany. We invest considerable talent and effort into our technology at many of our ESET R&D centers around the world, so that we can offer the best protection available in the market” comments Stefan Thiel, country manager at ESET DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). “At ESET Germany, we always keep customers’ and market needs at the top of our mind, and as a result we find the right balance that allows our users to stay protected and fulfill our company brand claim to Enjoy Safer Technology” added Thiel.


Computer Bild reports that 15 of its examiners spent 2,400 hours testing the products, using more than 155,000 pieces of malware and almost 50,000 cyber-attacks. The result, as the head of Computer Bild Testing Lab Matthias Otten puts it in the magazine’s press release, was that “ESET dethrones Kaspersky”. Along with its top protection, Computer Bild highlights ESET Smart Security’s light system footprint and usability. The product was also praised for its online banking and social network protection features.


“ESET Smart Security was able to convince independent testers at Computer Bild laboratories, meaning that our intensive work on behalf of users has indeed proved its quality, says Righard Zwienenberg, ESET Senior Research Fellow.


Computer Bild is the biggest computer magazine not just in Germany, but across the whole of Europe (including Russia), and this year celebrates 20 years since its founding.

ESET has received several industry-related accolades in Germany recently. In late 2015, ESET Endpoint Security was selected by the readers of Vogel IT-Media publishing house as the best “business AV product” on the German market. ESET Mobile Security also placed first with its ESET Mobile Security for Android app in an independent test by leading German consumer organization Stiftung Warentest in February 2016 and won the test by Austrian magazine Konsument, a local consumer testing equivalent. In Austria, ESET Mobile Security was recognized as the best mobile security app of 2015 and ESET Parental Control as the best app of 2015 in child protection by Austria’s Android magazine. Furthermore, ESET scored a silver medal in the “Security” category during Germany’s CRN awards ceremony in 2015.

ESET is recognized as the largest IT security company based in the European Union*. Learn more about ESET technology and product portfolio by visiting


* ESET is ranked among the top 5 security software vendors in consumer security software and endpoint protection platform market by market share according to Gartner: ESET Continues To Grow Faster than the Security Software Market

ESET was ranked as 5th Largest Endpoint Security Vendor in 2013 and grows 23% - 6x the market growth rate, reports IDC in their report titled ‘Worldwide Endpoint Security 2014-2018 Forecast and 2013 Vendor Shares’ from August 2014.



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.

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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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