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

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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 one of 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

Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company pioneered, and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. 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 has been selected as one of the most innovative companies in Europe for the 2011 HSBC European Business Awards and holds number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV Test and other organizations. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cybersecurity  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), Cracow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network for 180 countries.