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ESET Ranked #1 Endpoint Security for Business

June 21, 2010

PassMark Grades ESET Smart Security "Fastest, Best Overall Performance"

SAN DIEGO – June 18, 2010ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that PassMark Software, a leading authority in software and hardware performance benchmarking and testing, has ranked ESET Smart Security – Business Edition the number one endpoint security for business. In a comparative analysis, PassMark Software tested the performance, the effectiveness and the usability of seven security solutions from some of the world's largest security vendors. PassMark Software then assigned each security product a rating tied to its overall performance, ease of use, design, features and level of excellence in that category. Categories represent major functions or feature sets common to the sphere of business security.

"The Remote Administrator console is highly compatible with most variants and legacy versions of ESET security products, all of which can be managed simultaneously from a single platform. The flexibility of the Remote Administrator console caters well to scenarios where client upgrades may not be possible," wrote Karen Lai, Head Research Analyst, PassMark Software. "Navigating from the Remote Administrator console interface was extremely responsive, taking a fraction of a second to navigate between windows and menus."

"We are pleased that ESET Smart Security - Business Edition took home the top honors in the PassMark testing as we've made a number of key upgrades to streamline management workflow for medium and large business customers," said Anton Zajac, CEO, ESET LLC. "Major time and resource improvements in the areas of group and policy management, remote installation and ability to manage multi-platform endpoints from a single console combine to increase productivity while reducing IT man-hours and response time."

ESET 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 analyze 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.

To download a free trial of ESET's award-winning security software, visit www.eset.com/download/index.php

About PassMark Software
PassMark® Software Pty Ltd is the leading authority in software and hardware performance benchmarking and testing. PassMark Software specializes in providing expert, independent software evaluation and performance benchmarking services to some of the world's largest security vendors and IT companies. PassMark Software has also developed a comprehensive range of lightweight PC benchmark and diagnostic solutions used worldwide by hundreds of thousands of home users, government organizations and businesses. For more information, please visit http://www.passmark.com/.

About ESET
ESET develops software solutions that deliver instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. ESET pioneered and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing, and is the heart of the virus and spyware detection in ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and a small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. Both products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessarily large size found in some solutions. This means faster scanning that doesn't slow down computers or networks. Sold in more than 160 countries, ESET has global production headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia, with distribution headquarters for the Americas and Asia-Pacific located in San Diego, California. ESET also has offices in Buenos Aires, Prague, and Krakow and is represented by an extensive global partner network. For more information, visit http://www.eset.com/ or call +1 (619) 876-5400.

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