ESET named to Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection by leading analyst firm

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ESET has been included in leading analyst firm Gartner’s May 2009 ‘Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms’, which addresses security technologies for the protection of corporate network endpoints for the SMB and large enterprise market.

According to Gartner, „Malware is increasingly Web-based (that is, it uses the Web as a distribution method and a command-and-control channel) and multistage — meaning there are multiple components that can be installed after the initial infection, depending on the motivation of the attacker and the victim's profile. In addition, the exploits of socially engineered trojans, which trick end users into downloading and executing malicious files, are on the rise and will continue to cause havoc in 2009 and beyond.”

ESET´s vision is to continue with optimization of its heuristic capabilities and key features to provide the most comprehensive security solution for SMBs. “ESET believes that SMBs need the most effective, easy-to-use antimalware solution combined with antispams and personal firewalls. According to us, our presence in Gartner’s report is affected by increased worldwide interest in our products,” said Richard Marko, ESET’s Chief Technology Officer.

ESET has launched the new generation of its flagship products for SMBs - ESET Smart Security Business Edition in March 2009 as it is a deeply integrated solution providing endpoint security for businesses of all sizes. ESET Smart Security brings the speed and precision of ESET NOD32 Antivirus and its powerful ThreatSense® engine and combines it with custom engineered firewall and antispam solutions.

About the Magic Quadrant


The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About ESET

Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for enterprises and consumers. ESET is a market leader in proactive detection of malware. Thanks to its ThreatSense.Net® technology, it is able to collect data on a volunteer basis from users all around the world, alowing it to react flexibly to emerging threats. It‘s ESET NOD32 Antivirus has been ranked by the independent AV-Comparatives testing lab as the best antivirus product worldwide (2006, 2007). ESET’s Headquarters are in Bratislava, SK; and has branches in  San Diego, USA; Prague, Czech Republic and Buenos Aires, Argentina and has an extensive partner network in 160 countries. In 2008, ESET has opened a new research center in Krakow, Poland. ESET was named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa.