May 9, 2011 | San Diego, CA | Press Releases

ESET Tops Worldwide Growth List for Consumer Security in Leading Analyst Firm's Security Software Market Share Report

ESET today announced that Gartner has ranked the company as the security software vendor with the largest worldwide growth in consumer security in 2010. According to growth numbers from Gartner's "Market Share: Security Software, Worldwide, 2010" report which was released in late March, 2011, ESET grew by 51.10 percent.

According to the report , "Security markets confirmed expectations of a rebound of growth in 2010. The overall market reached $16.6 billion, growing at a rate of 13%."

ESET has long been recognized for offering solutions that provide superior protection. By utilizing ESET's ThreatSense technology, all ESET products bring real-time protection from spyware, viruses, and other threats while using very little memory and CPU resources. ESET saw extensive growth in the consumer security market during 2010 with its award-winning anti-malware solutions ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cybersecurity for Mac, the company's newest security solution for OS X.

"We are proud that our continued efforts within the consumer security market have been recognized by an organization as respected as Gartner," said Richard Marko, CEO of ESET. "The computer security sector is constantly growing and evolving in response to threats to computer users from all over the world, so it is imperative that our services are available to as many consumers as possible. We will continue to innovate and expand to provide more customers with the most reliable security solutions on the market today."

Furthermore, according to April 2011 Steam Hardware & Software Survey, ESET is gamers' number one choice for paid antivirus. Steam by Valve is a leading platform for PC & Mac games, currently with more than 30 million accounts. The monthly survey it conducts assesses data on software products its customers are using. Overall, ESET was rated the second most popular security solution with 8.81% share and the most used out of all paid security products. With its latest, fifth generation of security solutions, ESET Smart Security and ESET NOD32 Antivirus, currently in public BETA testing, ESET sports a new Gamer Mode feature specifically designed for gaming enthusiasts.

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About ESET
ESET is on the forefront of security innovation, delivering trusted protection to make the Internet safer for businesses and consumers. IDC has recognized ESET as a top five corporate anti-malware vendor and one of the fastest growing companies in its category. Trusted by millions of users worldwide, ESET is one of the most recommended security solutions in the world. ESET NOD32 Antivirus consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing, and powers the virus and spyware detection in ESET Smart Security and ESET Cybersecurity for Mac. Sold in more than 180 countries, ESET's global headquarters is in Bratislava, Slovakia, with distribution headquarters for North America located in San Diego, California. ESET also has offices in Buenos Aires, Prague, Krakow and Singapore and is represented by an extensive global partner network. For more information, visit or call +1 (619) 876-5400.