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September 2011

Best antimalware products 2011

gold winner ESET NOD32 ESET Whoever believes commoditization drained innovation and competition from the enterprise antimalware market clearly hasn’t been paying attention to ESET. After not placing in last year’s survey results, the Slovakian firm and its NOD32 Antivirus product leapfrogged its way to the top the 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards. Yet don’t confuse ESET with an upstart: The 20-year-old company has had an American presence in San Diego for years. NOD32 Antivirus offers protection from malware, email and Internet traffic scanning, and proactive threat detection. Information Security readers lauded the product for the frequency and speed of its signature updates, as well as for its ease of installation and management, effectiveness in detecting, blocking and cleaning up malware, and its alerting and reporting capabilities. In highlighting what differentiates NOD32 from competitors, ESET points to its Smart Scanner technology, which inspects SSL-encrypted communication channels like HTTPS and POP3S, and ...

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