ESET named a ‘Leader’ in latest Forrester Wave™ for Endpoint Security

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By Juraj Malcho, Chief Technology Officer, ESET

It was a great pleasure this week to receive recognition from an independent research firm that cited ESET as a ‘Leader’ in The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q2 2018 report.

Forrester evaluated the 15 most significant endpoint security vendors and placed them in four waves: Leaders, Strong Performers, Contenders and Challengers. The report evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each vendor against 21 criteria and analyzes each firm’s product suite, strategy, client base and market presence. 

ESET received the highest score possible in the ‘security community involvement’ criterion, which in our opinion is a very important part of this assessment.  It is probably due to the fact that we started as a small company over 30 years ago that we have always had to listen closely to our customers to develop our products and solutions. But this simple act of listening and interacting in real time with the ESET community is hardwired into our DNA. It’s just the way we work and it’s who we are—and if you’re reading this blog post, you probably already know that!

Over time, those one-on-one conversations have had to find a way to grow and scale, and now, our ESET communications hub, WeLiveSecurity, typically welcomes 1.3 million cybersecurity specialists each month—the largest company forum of its kind anywhere in the world. We seek and share the latest research, and this community uses that insight to interact with and support each other, defending against the threats from cybercriminals all around the world.

So when I look at ESET overall, I of course feel tremendous pride that we have received recognition as a ‘Leader’ in the Forrester™ Wave report. Providing services to clients with over 110 million users under protection—including some of the most recognizable firms in the world—is extremely challenging and rewarding work for our team and evidence that we’re on the right track. But it is the community that surrounds us that gives me the greatest confidence that we’re doing meaningful work that really matters to people in their everyday lives.  

According to the evaluation, ESET scored a 5 out of 5 for security community involvement—the highest score possible. I know I’m biased, but I don’t think a top score of 5 is high enough. Thanks to everyone inside the company and connected with it, we’re helping people worldwide enjoy safer technology, so this recognition really is for you.