A few days ago we published “ESET golden company but only in AV-Comparatives. "
The publication included a company press release announcing that its software had won a gold and bronze award at AV-Comparatives' Summary Report 2019.
ESET is known to be one of the most reliable companies in the market, but I thought it was right to publish a question that bothered me for a long time.
An introduction to this question I had made in Publication Windows 10: the best antivirus for home users. Continuing, I mentioned:
Really why ESET does not participate in the AV-TEST tests and prefers AV-Comparatives? Is there something behind the choice of the company? And if it is not hidden, why not have the brand name "ESET" in the AV-TEST lists?
Because really this company does not seem to exist at all, while the AV-Comparatives lists are all companies…
Will someone solve our mystery or let us do paranoia? Normally and when we talk about security, any suspicion should be answered immediately. Let's wait and see.
So today Mr. Neophytos Neophytou, CEO of ESET Hellas & Cyprus contacted us to answer our questions.
Mr. Neophytou stated:
"ESET regularly participates in AV-Test trials with its corporate solutions, as at this stage we focus on the product portfolio for companies and organizations. In addition, ESET products are tested in other important organizations, such as Virus Bulletin, AV-Comparatives or SE Labs. In any case, we advise users to choose products based on their experience, and not to follow the conclusions of a specific test. "
Mr. N. Neophytou told us that the brand name of the company exists in the lists of AV-Test, but only in products that concern businesses and not in home systems. Really in this the link you can see the ESET logo, but only under the Business category.
We should emphasize the last proposal of Mr. N. Neophytos which states:
In any case, we advise users to choose products based on their experience, and not to follow the conclusions of a specific test.
The immediate response of the company to the publication of iGuRu.gr shows us what professionalism and interest means for the end user who asks questions.
The serious profile of the company, the very reliable software but also a CEO who emphasizes "trust your experience and not the tests", probably gave us the answers we were looking for.