ESET has been recognized as a Major Player in two IDC MarketScape reports – the Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security Enterprise 2021 Vendor Assessment, and the Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security SMB 2021 Vendor Assessment. Together, the reports assess vendors’ endpoint security offerings across the SME and enterprise markets.
Through a mix of surveys and interviews with market leaders, participants and end users, IDC MarketScape is known for providing in-depth quantitative and qualitative technology market assessments of different vendors’ capabilities. The reports’ assessment criteria focused on two main categories – an organization’s capabilities and its strategies. While the capabilities category focuses on the company’s offerings today, the strategies category looks at how the vendor’s strategy will deliver on what customers need in three to five years’ time.
The two reports focus on the importance of robust modern endpoint security for organizations both small and large. Modern endpoint security products protect personal computing devices from cyberattacks through detect and response mechanisms. One of the two mechanisms, endpoint protection platforms (EPP), reach detection verdicts and initiate responses in real time and autonomously, without human involvement. Endpoint detection and response (EDR) is the second stage of detection and response against cyberattacks that have evaded EPP detection. With EDR, the time to reach detection verdicts and initiate responses can span minutes to days depending on the severity of the threat itself.
In both reports, ESET was noted for reinvesting its profits into software development, core threat research, and threat hunting – the essential areas for advancing its products. ESET was also recognized for its local language support across an expansive base of global customers. ESET’s participation in independent EPP and EDR evaluations and willingness to put its products to the test was highlighted, as well as its broad and natively integrated cross-product platform solutions. Customers also benefit from the in-house threat hunting services and the unique threat data it collects and analyzes. All this has been enabled by ESET’s constant drive for self-improvement throughout its history, robust research, a technology-driven culture and stable leadership.
Pavol Balaj, Segment Director for Enterprises at ESET comments: “We are very proud to be named a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape evaluation of our endpoint solutions. With cyber-attacks being one of the most pertinent threats to modern businesses, at ESET we invest heavily in our people and our technology to deliver solutions that address the constantly evolving threat landscape. We will continue on our path of innovation to ensure the highest possible level of protection for our customers and partners.”
Michal Jankech, Segment Director for SMB and MSP at ESET comments, “Here at ESET, we are committed to protecting businesses of all sizes and equipping them and our MSP partners with cutting edge modern endpoint security. We are proud that our continued investment in our customers and partners, through our ever-improving services and solutions, is recognized externally too.”
IDC MarketScape vendor assessment 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 utilizes 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.
Founded more than 30 years ago, 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 multifactor authentication, ESET’s high-performing, easy-to-use solutions unobtrusively protect and monitor 24/7, updating defenses 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 the firmSET’s R&D centers worldwide, working in support of our shared future.