ESET Distribution, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that its award-winning Anti-virus software – ESET NOD32 has achieved the Virus Bulletin 100% award once again in the December 2006 Virus Bulletin Comparative Review. With this prestigious VB 100% award, NOD32 becomes the only anti-virus software to win a record number of "In the Wild Wins" reiterating its position as one of the best security products in the world. ESET NOD32 is the only anti-virus software to receive forty-one VB 100% awards, making it the highest recipient of the VB100% award to date.
The Virus Bulletin (VB) 100% awards, introduced in 1998, recognizes anti-virus products independently tested by experts for virus detection rates and scanning speed as well as looking at how each product fares when scanning a set files that are known to be clean. Virus Bulletin tested 23 different anti-virus products for their detection rates, speed in scanning and lack of false alarms on the Windows XP 64-bit operating system. ESET NOD 32 successfully detected all the 'in the wild' viruses accurately during both on-demand and on-access scanning at remarkable scanning speeds.
Commenting on ESET's performance, Mr. John Hawes of Virus Bulletin said "In Virus Bulletin's comparative tests, ESET's product has not missed an 'In-the-Wild' virus sample since May 1998. NOD32 registered the fastest scanning speeds of all the products included in Virus Bulletin's December 2006 comparative review. The product powered through the scans in stunning time and effortlessly detected everything offered to it without false positives. With splendid and remarkably consistent speed, and irreproachable detection, NOD32 takes another VB 100% award in its stride."
ESET NOD32, the anti-threat software system, provides real-time protection from known and unknown viruses, spyware and other malware. ESET NOD32 offers the smallest, fastest and most advanced protection available. ESET NOD32 Antivirus software is powered by ThreatSense technology, a sophisticated detection system based on advanced heuristics that proactively protects users from emerging threats. Tests conducted by independent experts have demonstrated that ESET’s solution consistently achieves the highest degree of “in the wild” malware detection rates, while also maintaining a leadership position in fast scans and unobtrusive signature updates.
“We are proud to once again win the prestigious VB 100% award from one of the most respected independent global anti-virus testing organisations. ESET delivers the most advanced proactive technology for combating malware in a fast and easy-to-use product, and it’s an honor to be distinguished as the leader in Virus Bulletin’s In-the-Wild tests," said Neo Neophytou, Managing Director at ESET Distribution Middle East. "Our forty-first VB 100% award is a milestone that underscores NOD32’s unparalleled history of flawless detection across a range of platforms," Mr. Neophytou concluded on a high note.
About ESET Distribution Middle East
ESET Distribution Middle East is the Regional Business Development Center of ESET NOD32 Antivirus for the Middle East. Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security software for enterprises and consumers. ESET’s multiple award-winning, anti-threat software, NOD32, provides real-time protection from known and unknown viruses, spyware and other malware. NOD32 offers the smallest, fastest, and the most advanced protection available, with more Virus Bulletin 100% Awards than any other antivirus product. ESET was named in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, for four years running, and has an extensive partner network, which includes corporations like Canon, Dell, and Microsoft.