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ESET named a ‘Strategic Leader’ in rigorous new AV-Comparatives Endpoint Prevention and Response Test

BRATISLAVA – ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has been named a Strategic Leader in the Endpoint Prevention and Response (EPR) Comparative Report, one of the most comprehensive tests of endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions and endpoint security products ever performed by AV-Comparatives. The ESET PROTECT Enterprise bundle, comprising the ESET PROTECT management console, ESET Endpoint Security 7.3, and ESET Enterprise Inspector 1.4 – ESET’s EDR solution – was tested in the report.

AV-Comparatives, a leading independent testing organization, well-known for offering innovative real-world environment testing, subjected the products of nine vendors to dozens of targeted attacks, each deployed by a variety of techniques and tactics.

In addition to traditional in-depth testing, AV-Comparatives has developed an Enterprise EPR CyberRisk Quadrant™ that factors in the effectiveness of each product at preventing breaches, the calculated savings resulting from this, the purchase costs of the product, and the product’s accuracy costs (incurred due to false positives). ESET and its solutions were named a Strategic Leader in the quadrant – the highest certification in the quadrant. Strategic Leaders are defined as products that have a very high return on investment and provide very low total cost of ownership due to exceptional technical   capabilities, combined with reasonable costs. Strategic Leaders develop groundbreaking ideas and implement these impressively in their products.

ESET achieved particularly high scores in the categories of active response, passive response, and combined prevention/response capabilities, scoring the highest percentages of the test with 98%, 100%, and 99%, respectively. In the combined prevention category, only four out of the nine vendors received such a result.

As stated in the report, ESET PROTECT Enterprise did exceptionally well at handling threats targeted towards the user, in particular before the threat progressed inside the user environment. The easy-to-use intuitive console was praised, as well as the contextual data provided in order for security analysts to prioritize, mitigate, and further investigate threats. In addition to threat data and insight, ESET’s solutions showed good mapping to the MITRE ATT&CK®, enabling analysts to escalate an incident when necessary and provide additional defensive measures when available.

Andreas Clementi, CEO and founder, AV-Comparatives, commented, “ESET not only achieved the highest combined prevention and response score in the test, but also demonstrated outstanding overall detection and reporting capabilities. The test results contributed to ESET’s lowest total cost of ownership for organizations among all assessed vendors and ensured ESET’s position as a Strategic Leader in this new test by AV-Comparatives.”

Juraj Malcho, Chief Technology Officer at ESET, noted, “We are extremely proud of these results and of being named a Strategic Leader by AV-Comparatives in such a rigorous and important new test. We are passionate about always improving on and innovating our cutting-edge solutions, and third-party testing is a critical step in ensuring we’re delivering on that promise. The high scores in this EPR test reflect both our dedication to our customers’ safety and our commitment to providing the highest standard of EDR and endpoint security solutions from both passive and active defense standpoints.”

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