Mumbai, India, November 21, 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.”