ESET has emerged the Best Information Security Company of the Year at Beacon of ICT awards 2018, duly for the dedication to developing high-performing security solutions for home users and corporate customers, predicting, preventing, detecting and remediating all known and emerging forms of cybersecurity threats.


The Company took home the prestigious award two years in a row after topping other challengers during the online voting, the BoICT Awards organisers said.


ESET is notable for her extensive line of solutions which protect across all types of environments and platforms from computers and servers to mobile devices, helping their clients maintain maximum protection across all types of environments.


According to Mr. Ken Nwogbo, Founder/Editor In-Chief, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, the superior detection capabilities, low system requirements of the Company’ solutions, coupled with the local presence and premium support services to their clients, irrespective of the company size came to play even as the products are priced among independent antimalware testing organizations.


Mr. Nwogbo further described the award as a testament to array of talents at ESET Nigeria who are constantly innovating and contributing their quota to the growth of the ICT industry, adding “we are at Communications Week Media are happy that Nigerians have recognized ESET’s hard work, sincerity and dedication towards the defense of the of industry”.


“Our research also show that ESET has an extensive partner and reseller network spanning more than 200 countries worldwide. This is huge and impressive. Gartner, this year, rated ESET as the only Challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant Report and in Nigeria, Deloitte recognised ESET to have grown by 274% in the last five years. This is an award well deserved”.


Commenting shortly after collecting the award, Mr. Olufemi Ake, the country manager, dedicated the award to the numerous ESET loyal customers in the country. He also appreciated the team for their consistency and resilience over the years. “We are happy that Nigerians recognized our efforts in offering a full range of business and consumer products. In fact, more than 95% of our customers in Nigeria are retained annually. This says a lot about our commitment to providing proactive protection and enviable technical support service to existing customers.


“Our product ranges from Endpoint Security, Server Security (both File Server and Mail Security for Exchange Server), Access Protection (Two-Factor Authentication), Data Loss Prevention, Encryption, Mobile Device Management, Patch Management and Threat Detection & Management. ESET has over 120 active partners in Nigeria and over 95% of sales generated since the past nine years were made through these partners”.


“ESET Nigeria continuously prioritizes educating the citizens on the importance of IT security of their personal and work devices over any other objective in the region, hence have invested in projects such as ESET Secure School over the years, which has provided over 100,000 copies of premium IT security solutions free for the academia and still running. The initiative is available for interested Secondary and tertiary institutions so as to ensure adequate management and protection of their resources and assets over the internet and as they transfer data between devices”, the Country Manager said.


ESET Enterprise Security Solution is currently the most acceptable security outfit with their unequal local presence in Nigeria and support for organisations and government in reducing the alarming losses to cyber criminals and downtime from such breach.


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