ESET, a European based information technology (IT) company with significant presence in Nigeria has been recognized and awarded as the best information security company, for the second time in a row, at the Beacon of ICT awards 2018 which held in Lagos recently.
The company which is notable for its extensive line of solutions that protect across all types of platforms; from computers and servers to mobile devices was awarded duly for its dedication to developing high performance security solutions for home users and corporate customers, predicting, detecting, preventing and remediating all known and emerging forms of cybersecurity threats.
According to Ken Nwogbo, founder/editor in-chief, Nigeria Communications Week, “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 organisations.”
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 recognised ESET’s hard work, sincerity and dedication towards the defense of the of industry”.
“Our researches 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 percent in the last five years. This is an award well deserved,” Nwogbo said.
Commenting shortly after collecting the award, Olufemi Ake, the country manager of ESEST dedicated the award to the company’s numerous, loyal customers in Nigeria.
He also appreciated the team for their consistency and resilience over the years. “We are happy that Nigerians recognise our efforts in offering a full range of business and consumer products. In fact, more than 95 percent 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 percent of sales generated since the past nine years were made through these partners,” Ake said.