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ESET titled ‘Strategic Leader’ in 2021 AV-Comparatives’ EPR test

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The 2021 Endpoint Prevention and Response (EPR) Comparative Report, one of the most extensive examinations of endpoint detection and response (EDR) systems and endpoint security technologies ever conducted by AV-Comparatives, has named ESET a Strategic Leader. In the report, the ESET PROTECT Enterprise bundle (version 8.1) was tested, which comprises the ESET PROTECT management console, ESET Endpoint Security, ESET Enterprise Inspector, and ESET Dynamic Threat Defense.

AV-Comparatives, a renowned independent testing firm known for innovative real-world environment testing, put 10 manufacturers’ products through a series of 50 targeted attacks, each using a different technique and tactic.

Based on this in-depth testing, AV-Comparatives 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 “EPR 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.” Furthermore, Strategic Leaders “develop ground-breaking ideas and implement these impressively in their products.”
ESET scored 96 percent, 100 percent, and 98 percent in the categories of active prevention, passive reaction, and combined prevention/response capabilities, respectively.

According to the analysis, ESET PROTECT Enterprise performed remarkably well when tested against 50 different attack scenarios, demonstrating that it is a superior enterprise product. The security experts commended the easy-to-use simple console, as well as the contextual data supplied to help them prioritise, mitigate, and explore risks further.
Righard Zwienenberg, senior research fellow at ESET, noted, “We are very proud yet again to see ESET and ESET PROTECT Enterprise being recognized as a Strategic Leader. This attests that our prevention and response capabilities are effective and that SOC analysts are provided useful contextual data to properly assess and prioritize observed threats.”

Andreas Clementi, CEO and founder of AV-Comparatives, commented, “ESET not only achieved a high combined prevention and response score in the test, but also demonstrated outstanding overall detection and reporting capabilities. The test results contributed to ESET’s low total cost of ownership and ensured ESET’s position once more as a Strategic Leader in the second edition of this test by AV-Comparatives.” 


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