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Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 2007/02/20 - ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that ESET NOD32 Anti-virus received its 42nd VB100 award in the February 2007 Virus Bulletin Comparative Review.
NOD32 was rated the fastest in comparative testing of 15 antivirus products running on Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition (32-bit). ESET further extended its nine-year track record as the vendor with the most VB100 awards.
"ESET is one of the first security vendors in the world to offer a Microsoft Vista compatible antivirus solution. Our award-winning NOD32 solution, which works as a single integrated engine to offer the best unified anti-threat system, provides real-time protection from known and unknown viruses, spyware and other malware. The 42nd VB100 award is a testimonial of ESET's commitment towards offering the fastest and most effective antivirus solution to its customers," said Mr. Neo Neophytou, Managing Director at ESET Distribution Middle East.
“Over the past nine years, ESET has achieved 42 Virus Bulletin VB100 awards, more than any other vendor,” said John Hawes, of Virus Bulletin. “In this most recent Comparative Review, not a single miss or false positive gives ESET another perfect score, and NOD32’s ever-impressive speed makes it a top performer on the Vista platform.”
“We’re pleased to be celebrating our 42nd VB100 win, a milestone that underscores NOD32’s unparalleled proactive detection across a range of platforms,” said Andrew Lee, chief research officer at ESET, LLC. “Hands down, ESET is the fastest antivirus solution on Windows Vista. NOD32 is a top performer that delivers the most advanced technology for combating malware in a fast and easy-to-use product.”
High-performance, low-impact ESET NOD32 Antivirus software offers consumers and businesses comprehensive protection in a product designed to automatically update behind-the-scenes without impacting other applications, so users always have the most current protection available. ESET NOD32 Antivirus version 2.7 utilizes ThreatSense® technology, a sophisticated detection system based on advanced heuristics, to proactively identify previously unknown viruses, Trojans, spyware, rootkits and phishing attacks in real time. ThreatSense is built into NOD32’s single scanning engine to provide comprehensive protection so users do not need to rely on additional point solutions for spyware and adware protection. NOD32 runs on both 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista.
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The VB100 award was first introduced in 1998. In order to display the VB100 logo, an antivirus product must have demonstrated in tests that:
• It detects all In the Wild viruses during both on-demand and on-access scanning
• It generates no false positives when scanning a set of clean files
• The product must fulfill these criteria in its default state
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. For more information call +971 7 2077813.