ESET awarded highest score in AV-Comparatives Performance Test


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

MUMBAI, India – November 20, 2014 – 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.

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. As well as ESET is very good in protecting the customer, it showed that it has nearly no impact on the speed of the computer also in the latest performance test,” 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 Blockerthat 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.

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About ESET

Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. ESET’s flagship products ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cyber security for Mac are trusted by millions of global users. 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.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution headquarters in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore. ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Prague (Czech Republic), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network in 180 countries.

In India ESET products are exclusively supplied and supported by “ESS Distribution Pvt Ltd”.The sales of ESET products are executed through the Channel Partners across India. Website: www.esetnod32.in

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