May 12, 2009 | San Diego, CA | Press Releases

ESET Named To Magic Quadrant For Endpoint Protection Platforms By Leading Analyst Firm

ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, has been included in leading analyst firm Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms," published May 4, 2009.1

"We consider our inclusion in the quadrant to be validation of our exponential growth and innovation in the anti-malware space," said Anton Zajac, CEO, ESET LLC. "With 667 percent growth in revenue over the last three years, we're continuing to take market share and are committed to developing solutions that stay one step ahead of socially engineered threats and Web-based attacks."

According to Gartner, "Malware is increasingly Web-based (that is, it uses the Web as a distribution method and a command-and-control channel) and multistage — meaning there are multiple components that can be installed after the initial infection, depending on the motivation of the attacker and the victim's profile. In addition, the exploits of socially engineered trojans, which trick end users into downloading and executing malicious files, are on the rise and will continue to cause havoc in 2009 and beyond."

ESET integrates Internet threat protection into its complete line of end-user and gateway security solutions that proactively blocks malware before it can compromise systems or steal data. Powered by ThreatSense® technology, an advanced heuristics engine that enables proactive detection of malware not covered by even the most frequently updated signature-based products, ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security deliver the fastest malware protection available to combat viruses, spyware and rootkits. Unlike traditional approaches, ESET solutions decode and analyze executable code in real-time, using an emulated environment. By allowing malware to execute in a secure virtual world, ESET is able to clearly differentiate between benign files and even the most sophisticated and cleverly-disguised malware.

In addition to offering the most advanced protection from evolving threats, ESET continues to update its product features to support growing customer needs. ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security Business Editions feature a full-range of management capabilities that include support for high-end databases, fine-grained control of endpoint security, and greater scalability for large and dispersed networks. With many of today's compliance initiatives requiring robust endpoint security, ESET is a valuable component that offers critical business-class management features, such as external drive access control and scanning, Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC) compatibility, and enhanced logging and reporting functions. ESET Business Editions enable companies to remotely deploy and manage ESET software with ESET's Remote Administrator, providing a single management console to control an entire network from a single screen. Furthermore, the integrated SysInspector makes it easier for IT administrators to diagnose and resolve problems, allowing businesses to quickly prevent dangerous attacks.

To learn more about ESET, visit www.eset.com, and, for a full list of ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security features, visit www.eset.com/products.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted May 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About ESET
ESET develops software solutions that deliver instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. ESET pioneered and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing, and is the heart of the virus and spyware detection in ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and an extremely small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. Both products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessarily large size found in some solutions. This means faster scanning that doesn't slow down computers or networks. Sold in more than 160 countries, ESET has worldwide production headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia and worldwide distribution headquarters in San Diego, California. ESET also has offices in Buenos Aires, Prague, and is represented by an extensive global partner network. For more information, visit http://www.eset.com/ or call +1 (619) 876-5400.