IDC MarketScape names ESET as a Major Player for second year in a row

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Bratislava For the second year in a row, ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has been recognised as a Major Player in mobile threat management in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Mobile Threat Management Software 2020 Vendor Assessment (Doc #US46092220, September 2020).*

The assessment evaluates the enterprise market for mobile threat management software products, helping organisations to identify vendors with strong offerings and well-integrated business strategies.

According to the report, “ESET is strong in the areas of threat research, especially around Android malware identification and behaviour detection.” As IDC further notes, “Organisations looking to consolidate security products and operations around a unified endpoint security model should also consider ESET for its broader portfolio of endpoint and security management tools on top of MTM.”  

In 2020, mobile security has become a greater priority than ever before, as huge numbers of organisations have deployed large-scale remote working, while threat actors have increased their attempts exponentially. As they are separated from the office, more employees are using their mobile devices as a regular part of everyday work, and it is vital that these devices are protected. Businesses should ensure that all endpoints are secured with software such as ESET Endpoint Security for Android, which protects against a wide range of threats with its multilayered defence.

This is more than relevant today, as for many, a significant challenge in contending with mobile threats is managing all of the devices within an organisation. As each employee may have multiple mobile devices, overseeing the software on each and every device can be a time-consuming task. However, offerings such as ESET Security Management Center** – which is automatically included in all ESET endpoint protection licences – can streamline the process, providing a single pane of glass from which all machines on a network may be managed.

Zuzana Legáthová, Analyst Relations Manager at ESET, commented: “As one of the IT industry’s most important vendor assessment tools, IDC MarketScape’s continued recognition of ESET as a Major Player is a great testament to the strength of ESET’s mobile security offerings. ESET’s improved performance compared to last year’s assessment is a confirmation of our ever-growing capabilities in the increasingly important space of mobile threat management software. Businesses across the globe can depend on ESET’s expertise to keep their devices safe and secure, and being named as a Major Player in Mobile Threat Management by IDC Marketscape is an important validation of this.”

* IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Mobile Threat Management Software 2018–2019 Vendor Assessment, Doc # US44521018, December 2018

** will be renamed to ESET PROTECT


About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilises a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria, that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors, can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.


About ESET
For more than 30 years, ESET® has been developing industry-leading IT security software and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure and consumers worldwide from increasingly sophisticated digital threats. From endpoint and mobile security to endpoint detection and response, as well as encryption and multi-factor authentication, ESET’s high-performing, easy-to-use solutions unobtrusively protect and monitor 24/7, updating defences in real time to keep users safe and businesses running without interruption. Evolving threats require an evolving IT security company that enables the safe use of technology. This is backed by ESET’s R&D centres worldwide, working in support of our shared future. For more information, visit our website or follow us on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.