April 26, 2012 | San Diego, CA | Press Releases

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

ESET today announced that for the second straight year, Gartner has ranked the company as the security software vendor with the largest worldwide growth in consumer security. According to Gartner’s “Market Share: Security Software, Worldwide, 2011” report, which was released in late March 2012, ESET grew by 30.10 percent.


According to the report, “The security software market continues to show resilience at a time of IT budget restrictions. The market grew 7.5 percent in 2011.”


“We are consolidating our position as a top security software for consumers, and we believe that Gartner’s analysis is recognizing it. The team behind our products – talented researches and developers – has been focused on understanding the threats for end users for a long time and we are happy to see that effort is being rewarded by our customers around the globe,” said Ignacio Sbampato, ESET chief sales and marketing officer.


During 2011, ESET has worked closely with its exclusive distributors from all around the globe to develop new sales channels, making it possible for home and small office users to access products in an easier way. Those channels include Apple Stores in North America, Staples, Saturn and MediaMarkt in several European countries, plus the tens of thousands of specialized resellers that deal with ESET software.


ESET has long been recognized for offering solutions that provide superior protection. By utilizing unique ThreatSense technology, all ESET products deliver real-time protection from spyware, viruses and other threats while using very little memory and CPU resources. Since 2011, ESET products include a new version of its cloud-based reputation system, ESET LiveGrid, which significantly improves the user’s protection against unknown threats. Additionally, ESET saw extensive growth in the consumer security market in 2011 with its award-winning anti-malware solutions ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security, ESET Cyber Security for Mac, as well as ESET Mobile Security (for Windows Mobile, Symbian and Android platforms).


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 http://www.eset.com/us or call +1 (619) 876-5400.