ESET and Canon IT Solutions extablish ESET Japan Inc., open new office

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ESET®, a global pioneer in endpoint security, and Canon IT Solutions (CITS), ESET’s exclusive distribution partner in Japan, announced their joint venture to establish ESET Japan Inc.

Located in Tokyo, the new ESET office, which officially began operations on September 1, 2018, aims to increase market presence and introduce newly developed security solutions to both the enterprise and consumer segments.

“Having established a presence in Japan since 2003, the launch of ESET’s office reinforces our commitment to the development of the country’s cybersecurity landscape and to the innovation of our solutions for the growing needs of our customers,” said ESET Chief Executive Officer Richard Marko.

CITS has been pivotal in establishing ESET’s presence in the country and will continue to work together with ESET, as its exclusive partner, to strengthen ESET’s position as a lightweight and highly effective security solution for consumers and businesses.

ESET Japan will be led by Hiroya Kuroda, who brings nearly 20 years of experience in the IT software sector in the Japanese market.

Founded in 1992, European Union-based ESET has been a dominant player in the endpoint security market. Since opening its North America operations in 1999, ESET has been gaining ground and growing its enterprise portfolio, protecting some of the largest most iconic companies in the world. ESET security solutions are currently sold in over 200 countries and territories and used by 110 million people across the globe. 

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