November 22, 2013 | Singapore | Press Releases

ESET Partners with One of the Largest Telecom Companies in Vietnam – MobiFone, to Protect their 30 million Subscribers

ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection with a record 10 years of consecutive VB100 awards for its ESET NOD32® technology, has announced a new partnership deal with MobiFone, one of the largest telecom company in Vietnam. According to this deal that was signed with the support of our partner company in the country, ESET products (ESET NOD32® Antivirus and ESET® Mobile Security for Android) will be sold to MobiFone customers on a monthly subscription model.

Recently, MobiFone has made public announcement to their subscribers about the new 3G Data packages bundled with ESET, the value of adding ESET service to their offering and the availability of both, the ESET NOD32 Antivirus version 7 and ESET Mobile Security for Android version 2.

The new and rebuilt version of ESET Mobile Security for Android, that is being offered, was introduced at the beginning of August 2013, and is designed to maximize users’ security while using their mobile devices in less secure environments. Users of mobiles can feel safe with ESET’s advanced protection as they explore the Internet - from connecting to public Wi-Fi networks and visiting sketchy websites, clicking on suspicious email or instant messages, to downloading apps from third party stores and monitoring their permissions.

“One of our goals with the new version of ESET Mobile Security for Android was to make protection easier to use for our customers. Our new user interface and the new setup wizards have been created because we know that mobile users are looking for simple and powerful security products that are easy to configure and don’t require a lot of interactions nor consume a lot of resources,”
said Ignacio Sbampato, ESET Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus version 7, which is part of the MobiFone deal and has just been released globally, offers new and advanced technology features such as Exploit Blocker, Advanced Memory Scanner, Vulnerability Shield and ESET® Social Media Scanner that combine to provide a great balance of protection and usability without compromising system performance. ESET NOD32 Antivirus is officially certified for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. To find out more on the new technology and the core features, visit ESET NOD32 Antivirus product page.

“At ESET we create security products that enable safer enjoyment of technology. Our new products retain the same low system footprint ESET is known for, while offering even greater protection from new and yet undiscovered malware thanks to unique core technology improvements,” says Ignacio Sbampato.

ESET continuous commitment to research and development is thus providing MobiFone subscribers with a whole new experience with ESET Internet Security software. Both companies can pride themselves with satisfied customers. MobiFone is very popular among its users and was voted the Best Operator of the Year at Vietnam Mobile Awards held by Echip Mobile Magazine. In 2009, MobiFone honorably received the Excellent Operator Prize 2008 by Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications.

ESET has consistent track-record of satisfied customers of its products across Asia and indeed around the world. In 2013, ESET was ranked No.1 by Kadokawa ASCII General Research Institute in Consumer Satisfaction Survey conducted in Japan for Antivirus products. In expert testing reviews, Comparative Review by Virus Bulletin from August 2013 has called ESET a “provider with a flawless record” and referred to ESET NOD32 Antivirus as “simple to install”, “very speedy updates” and “combining unfussy good looks with comprehensive fine-tuning controls”.

“We are very excited to offer monthly subscription model to MobiFone subscribers which will allow them to get one of the best security solutions at a very affordable and convenient payment method,”
concludes Raymond Latonio, Channel Manager for Vietnam.


About ESET

ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning ESET NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 26 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 80th VB100 award in June 2013, ESET NOD32 technology holds the record number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. In addition, ESET NOD32 technology holds the longest consecutive string of the VB100 awards of any AV vendor. ESET has also received a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other testing organizations and reviews. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security®, ESET Cyber Security® (solution for Mac), ESET® Mobile Security and IT Security for Business are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Jena (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia) and an extensive partner network for more than 180 countries. More information is available via About ESET and Press Center.

About MobiFone

Vietnam Mobile Telecom Services Company (VMS) is a State subsidy under the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Corporation. The company was formed in April 16th 1993, it has become the first mobile communication operator GSM 900/1800 with the brand MobiFone, land marking the start of the telecom sector in Vietnam. MobiFone is specialized in setting up network and delivering telecom services.