ESET Honored with the ‘Manufacturer of the Year 2013’ Award in Germany

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ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection with a record 10 years of consecutive VB100 awards for its ESET NOD32® technology, was honored with the ‘Hersteller des Jahres 2013’ Award (Manufacturer of the Year 2013) by CRN, a renowned professional magazine for ICT sector retailers in Germany in the category of IT security. The finalists included three best scoring companies and all where honored as the “Manufacturer of the Year”, from those three - ESET ranked second.

ESET award :: Manufacturer of the Year 2013The voting was conducted by the CRN magazine readers – retailers and resellers, who were directly asked to vote. These awards are given out annually to the top companies, which have distinguished themselves through their product portfolio, innovations, overall development, channel and marketing programs as well as service and support for the channel network. The ceremony was attended by many ICT specialists.

Maik Wetzel, B2B Sales Director at ESET Germany, a subsidiary of ESET, has accepted the award:"We are very pleased to receive such a highly respected award becoming the ’Manufacturer of the Year 2013' in Germany. The fact that the voting was done directly by the retailers and resellers themselves shows that we are headed in the right direction with our channel program and have provided our partners with excellent customer service and support," adds Wetzel.

By the ‘Hersteller des Jahres 2013’ award, the retailers have recognized ESET’s achievements for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. In addition, they showed appreciation for ESET's commitment to the indirect channel sale and the excellent partner program that have contributed to expanding its business. Another benefit and advantage seen by retailers is the online Global Partner Portal that ESET has developed for advanced information and communication flow with its partners. Through this portal, retailers and resellers are able to order new product licenses with just a few clicks, download the most recent promotional materials or make use of marketing support offered by ESET Channel Managers.

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.