Story image

ESET security solutions top independent spam filtering tests

By Heather Wright, 10 May 2016
FYI, this story is more than a year old

ESET has come out tops as the highest security solution for anti-spam protection according to not one, but two, testing authorities.

The security company recorded 99.999% spam catch rate on 177 thousand spam emails, when tested by Virus Bulletin. The catch rate saw ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server record its third consecutive VBSpam+ award for ESET.

AV-Comparatives meanwhile tested ESET Smart Security, which recorded a spam catch rate of 99.96%, winning first place in the anti-spam test.

AV-Comparatives says of ESET Smart Security: “We found the integration of ESET Smart Security into [Microsoft] Outlook to be very simple but effective, allowing easy marking of mails or addresses as spam.

“The program blocked 99.96% of unwanted messages in our spam filtering test, the highest score of any product tested.”

Palo Luka, ESET chief technology officer, says spam protection is a central part of ESET’s multi-layered approach to next-generation security.

“We invest considerable effort into keeping our clients safe,” Luka says.

“We also work hard to keep false positives to a minimum, which is a difficult task in combination with robust spam filtering.

“Therefore we are happy that the results of these tests confirm that we are able to achieve exactly that.” 

Recent stories
More stories