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AV-Comparatives Awards 2023 for ESET

ESET achieved great success in AV-Comparatives’ Enterprise and Consumer Main-Test Series of 2023. The tests covered different protection scenarios, system performance, and false positives.

We found ESET Internet Security to be very well designed and easy to use. Non-expert users are provided with safe default settings and a clean, easy-to-navigate interface. All the essential features are very easily accessed. The settings dialog has plenty of advanced options for power users, and offers a useful search function. Help features and access-control options are both excellent. In our functionality check, sensitive on-access protection detected malware on an external drive as soon as it was opened in File Explorer.

ESET PROTECT Entry with ESET PROTECT Cloud provides a cloud-based console for managing the endpoint protection software. Windows client software includes features, such as a web control feature and ESET’s Network Protection module, and the package also includes ESET File Security for Windows Servers. We feel it would be suitable for smaller businesses with tens of seats, but it can also cope with larger networks.


AV-Comparatives’ tests are very carefully designed and executed to thoroughly and realistically simulate scenarios that face users in real life. Consequently, a certification by AV-Comparatives is a guarantee of an effective and reliable product. An “Approved Product” award means that the software has been rigorously checked to ensure that it will perform its intended task competently. It is an industry-recognised standard of quality.

AV-Comparatives’ tests have multiple aspects, to represent the different requirements of IT security solutions. Further awards highlight the effectiveness of individual programs in different protection scenarios, low false positives, and low impact on system performance. Users can thus see which programs score highly in the categories that matter most to them.

AV-Comparatives is an independent testing lab based in Innsbruck, Austria, that tests IT security products to see if they live up to their promises. AV-Comparatives is ISO 9001:2015 certified, having received a certificate from TÜV Austria for the scope “Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software”. AV-Comparatives is also the first av-test organisation to be certified by European Expert Group for IT-Security (EICAR) as an EICAR Trusted IT-Security Testing Lab.

AV-Comparatives Awards for ESET

ESET was very successful in AV-Comparatives’ 2023 enterprise tests. It received the Approved Enterprise & Business Security Product Award for the Enterprise Main-Test Series, and the Certified Enterprise ATP Product Award for the Enterprise Advanced Threat Protection Test. ESET was also certified in the Endpoint Prevention & Response Test, as well as being certified in the Anti-Tampering Test.

In the consumer tests, ESET also performed very strongly. In the Consumer Main-Test Series, it received Approved Product and Top-Rated Product Awards. It also took a Gold Award for the Lowest False Positives Test, Silver for the Advanced Threat Protection Test and a Bronze Award for the Performance Test. ESET was certified as an Approved Anti-Phishing Product.

Additionally, ESET received an Approved Mobile Security Product Award for the Mobile Security Test.

Malware Protection Test March 2023 - ADVANCED+Anti-Tampering Certification - ESET PROTECT Entry - APPROVEDPerformance Test April 2023 - ADVANCED+Real-World Protection Test February-May 2023 - ADVANCEDBusiness Security Test 2023 (March - June) - APPROVEDMalware Protection Test September 2023 - ADVANCED+Performance Test October 2023 - ADVANCED+Real-World Protection Test July-October 2023 - STANDARDBusiness Security Test 2023 (August - November) - APPROVEDEndpoint Prevention & Response (EPR) Test 2023 - CERTIFIEDMobile Security Review 2023 - APPROVEDAdvanced Threat Protection Test 2023 - Enterprise - CERTIFIEDAnti-Phishing Certification ESET 2023 - APPROVEDAdvanced Threat Protection Test 2023 - Consumer - ADVANCED+Summary Report 2023 - TOP RATEDSummary Report 2023 - GOLDSummary Report 2023 - BRONZESummary Report 2023 - SILVERSummary Report 2023 - APPROVED