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ESET walks away with 100th industry accolade in 'monumental milestone' for security

18 Jan 2017

ESET has achieved what it is calling a ‘monumental milestone in the security industry’, after its ESET NOD32 product became the first ever recipient of 100 VB100 Awards received by a single product.

ESET CEO Richard Marko received the 100th VB100 award from Virus Bulletin, an independent testing organisation, at a ceremony late last year.

 At the ceremony, Marko said he was honoured to receive the award.

“Since the first VB100 Award in 1998, we have grown from a small dynamic company made up of a few technologists, into an established endpoint security vendor with over 100 million users in more than 200 countries and territories.”

Virus Bulletin COO John Hawes says ESET has been a top performer in Virus Bulletin’s tests since 1998.

“Today we are delighted to present their 100th VB100 award – a first for any single product over the years. ESET NOD32’s history of excellent performances and zero false positives is a clear indicator of a very well-built, well-maintained and extremely reliable product,” Hawes says.

ESET states that to win one of ‘the most renowned accolades in the industry’, an anti-malware product must detect all in-the-wild viruses without producing false positive. ESET has an unbroken record over 18 years.

“Over this period, technology has changed, malware has changed and the security industry has seen changes as well. The only real constant has been that ESET's NOD32 is the only anti-malware solution worldwide, which has never missed a single “in-the-wild” worm or virus in testing since May 1998. That consistency is what gives our users trust in our technology and has enabled ESET to become one of the top security vendors in the world,” Marko concludes.

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