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DateThursday, February 04, 2010
AuthorS Kelly

 ESET is First To Win 60 VB Awards

Virus Bulletin Lauds ESET For Best Protecting Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11



ESET-Android-220x220.pngESET, a leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that it has captured a record 60th VB100 Award from Virus Bulletin, the widely-respected independent comparative testing group.



February's Virus Bulletin report focused on the Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 platform. Of the nine vendors participating, six passed and three failed. Neither Symantec nor McAfee were able to provide products supporting the Novell Suse Linux server platform.



Virus Bulletin introduced its first VB100 award in 1998.It conducts several comparative studies every year, rotating its platforms between Linux, Windows, Windows servers and Novell Netware. In order to display the VB100 logo, an antivirus product must meet two criteria:
(1) Demonstrate it detects all "In-the-Wild" viruses during both on-demand and on-access scanning

(2) Generate no false positives when scanning a set of clean files.



Since the inception of the  VB100 Awards in 1998, ESET's antivirus products continue to boast a success rate of over 97 percent - the industry's highest. Most other  antivirus vendors have success ratios in the 50 - 75 percent range.



Virus Bulletin's John Hawes said: "Detection rates were quite excellent, and RAP scores proved just as impressive as those in the main sets, and the clean sets threw up only a few (fairly accurate) warnings of potentially unwanted adware-type products,


"With no full blown false positives, and the Wild List handled with ease, ESET earns another VB100 award to add to its impressive haul," Hawes said.


ROUNDUP330.pngESET is powered by ThreatSense technology, an advanced heuristics engine that enables proactive detection of malware not covered by even the most frequently updated signature-based products.



Unlike traditional approaches, ESET solutions decode and analyse executable code in real-time, using an emulated environment. By allowing malware to execute in a secure virtual world, ESET is able to clearly differentiate between benign files and even the most sophisticated and cleverly-disguised malware.




In 2008, ESET opened a new research centre in Krakow, Poland and was named by Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 as  one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa.


Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for enterprises and consumers. Its ThreatSense.Net technology,  collects data on a volunteer basis from users all around the world, which helps itto react quickly to emerging threats. ESET has offices in Bratislava; Buenos Aires, San Diego,  and an extensive partner network in 160 countries.



ESET recently issued a white paper updating companies and individuals on where the most dangerous threats will come from in 2010.  You can find it at


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