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ESET receives three AAA ratings in anti-malware protection tests

20 Feb 17

ESET has walked away with three of what it calls the ‘highest accolades’ in the SE Labs Anti-Malware Protection Tests, and the company says this proves ESET provides 100% protection for customers.

This is the first time ESET has received three AAA Awards, although SE Labs has only been on the scene since 2016.

ESET received the awards for scoring 100% protection accuracy across SE Labs’ enterprise, small business endpoint and consumer categories, and demonstrates ESET’s ability to avoid false positives, achieve low impact on system performance and 100% protection, the company says.

ESET CTO Juraj Malcho says the test results prove the company’s products are able to handle modern attacks.

“Now, more than ever before, protection is not only about blocking malicious URLs and having zero false positives, it is about the ability to handle more complicated, targeted attacks and being able to provide users with proactive protection without having an impact on their system,” Malcho says.

The Enterprise Anti-Malware Protection test and the Small Business Endpoint Anti-Malware Protection tests are designed to analyse how vendors block malicious URLs, handle exploits and correctly classify legitimate applications and websites. They also test the handling of exploit-based attacks.

The Home Anti-Malware Protection test is designed to analyse how accurate protection is. ESET was the only vendor to achieve 100% accuracy.

"ESET's products have not only performed extremely well in this set of tests, but over the whole of 2016 the protection observed has been of an extremely high quality. At SE Labs we value consistency as well as sound results. This is a difficult test to pass, but the ESET products demonstrated superior quality and trademark protection," comments Simon Edwards, SE Labs founder & director.

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