ESET Opens ESET Deutschland, New Office for Germany

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ESET®, a global pioneer in proactive protection for 25-years, has just opened a new office in Germany. A new operations hub in the country is part of the company’s overall sales strategy in the German speaking region. The newly formed company will continue to expand its 3500 strong reseller network in Germany and to strengthen its presence in retail and e-commerce.
ESET and the former ESET distributor in Germany, DATSEC, have jointly established the new company ESET Deutschland GmBH, which combines the existing team and resources with the strength of ESET to bring directly to the German market. The strategy for an overhaul of ESET’s approach to the German market started in 2012 with the appointment of Ralf Tegethoff as the Director for Consumer Sales EMEA. The newly created company will be managed by Miroslav Mikuš, currently the head of ESET EMEA Sales and Marketing Operations.

“Starting April 2013 we have added ESET Deutschland to the ESET group of companies. We are joining forces with DATSEC, our former distributor in Germany, and the new company will be responsible for the distribution of our products and services in Germany which is the biggest European market with strong influence over the rest of Western Europe, We want to position ESET as one of the top security vendors in Germany. DATSEC built a strong and successful team in Germany and by backing them with extra resources and know-how we can achieve it,” says ESET Chief Executive Officer Richard Marko.

ESET’s flagship product ESET Smart Security® has been recently recognized by the highly respected German testing organization Stiftung Warentest as the best Internet Security product. This influential test, on which millions of Germans rely on to help them make well informed buying decisions, highlighted ESET’s commitment to deliver high quality software to protect consumers and businesses in Germany. Combining its technology with the strengthened local team of ESET Deutschland, ESET is working on becoming one of the top vendors in the German market.

Photo: Miroslav Mikuš

“We at ESET appreciate the great talent at DATSEC and the spirit it has contributed to our company. Together with the team, I look forward to taking our business in Germany to a new level,”
says Mikuš, ESET Deutschland Country Manager.

Mikuš has worked at ESET for several years now in managerial positions within the Sales & Marketing Division and reports directly to Ignacio Sbampato, ESET Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.Bio of Miroslav Mikuš, Country Manager of ESET DeutschlandMiroslav joined ESET in 2009 as Channel Sales Manager becoming the Teamleader of EMEA Sales and Marketing team in 2012, becoming the head of EMEA Sales and Marketing Operations shortly therafter. Miroslav is a graduate of City University of Seattle in management and business administration. Prior to ESET he has worked in both sales and technical positions at Avnet Technology Solutions as part of Hewlett-Packard and IBM team. He is a big technology enthusiast and a winner of top prizes in national electro-technical competition of young micro-electronicians.

About ESET

ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 25 years, the Company has led the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 75th VB100 award in September 2012, ESET NOD32® Antivirus holds the world record for the 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. ESET holds a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, Virus Bulletin, AV-TEST and other independent testing organizations. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security®, ESET® Endpoint Solutions, ESET® Mobile Security and ESET® Cyber Security (solution for Mac) 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 Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic). 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.