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

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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. To read the full Gartner report, visit: Gartner, Inc., Market Share: Security Software, Worldwide, 2010, Ruggero Contu, Matthew Cheung, March 30, 2011.To read the full Steam survey, visit:


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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 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 headquarters in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore. ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Prague (Czech Republic), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network in 180 countries.