March 01, 2022 | Awards
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AV-TEST Award 2021 for ESET

The internationally renowned AV-TEST Institute has crowned the best IT security products of the year for consumers and corporate users with the AV-TEST Award 2021. Over an evaluation period of 12 months, involving comprehensive testing, the experts documented the top scores of all the products and have now decided on the awards for these outstanding results. The 2021 Awards in the five test categories of Best Performance and Best Usability for Consumer Users, Best Performance and Best Usability for Corporate Users and Best Android Security for Corporate Users go to ESET.

AV-TEST Award 2021 for ESET
AV-TEST Award 2021

for ESET


AV-TEST Award – proof of IT security

Each product evaluated at the AV-TEST Institute is required to undergo demanding and realistic tests in the lab over the course of an entire year. The challenge is to consistently excel in the test categories of Protection, Performance and Usability. Successful products each then receive a test certificate for tested security against IT threats. To top it off, a Windows product that also performs significantly better than the industry standard receives the additional accolade of "Top Product".
If a product manages to maintain its stellar performance in several or all test categories throughout the entire year, it qualifies as candidate for the sought-after AV-TEST Awards. This well-known award is now in its 11th year, and for many companies, it serves as vital proof that their efforts to create a secure product have paid off. Because special award distinction by a renowned, independent institute fosters a high level of confidence, not only in the IT security industry but also among customers in the consumer and corporate sector. Likewise, it is a just reward to providers of security solutions who consistently invest in research and development.

AV-TEST Awards für ESET – in recognition of outstanding performance

ESET received the AV-TEST Best Performance 2021 Award for its strong performance in protecting Windows 10 for consumer users, and in doing so, requiring very few system resources with ESET Internet Security in the tests over the 12-month period.
Because in all the tests under Windows 10, ESET Internet Security for consumer users did not commit any false alarms or any other incorrect warnings, the product also received the AV-TEST Best Usability 2021 Award.

Also in the category of security solutions for corporate users, ESET received accolades in a total of two categories. In addition to reliable protection, the product demonstrated the lowest usage of system resources when used in a corporate environment. For this performance, ESET Endpoint Security received the distinction of the AV-TEST Best Performance 2021 Award.

In all the tests in the year 2021, ESET Endpoint Security demonstrated especially high reliability in the test category where the product was evaluated in terms of false alarm rates. Not a single false positive or any other incorrect warning was triggered, thus the Institute recognized the corporate solution with the AV-TEST Best Usability 2021 Award.

For the best protection and lots of security of mobile Android devices for corporate users, the experts gave the AV-TEST Best Android Security 2021 Award to the protection app ESET Endpoint Security. Because in threat prevention on Android systems in a corporate environment, users also need to count on reliable protection. 
“For economical use of system resources among products running under Windows for consumers and corporate users, ESET was able to secure two significant awards. ESET also achieved two additional awards in the category of testing for false alarms – likewise with products and solutions for consumers and corporate users. As a fifth distinction, ESET went home with the award for the best protection for Android users in corporate environments. With a total of five awards, ESET impressively demonstrated that it invests lots of work in its products' performance and protection – for both Windows and Android", says Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST.






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