Eset Awarded Cyber Security Company Of The Year At the DIA Awards 2018

The Digital Inclusion Awards recognizes and awards institutions from various economic sectors in Kenya that embrace technology in their day-to-day activities enhancing a better consumer experience

ESET East Africa, a leader in information technology security, today announced it has been voted the Cyber Security Company of the year at the 2018 Digital Inclusion Awards (DIA).

ESET that specialises in the provision of multilayered internet security solutions for both corporate and consumer uses beat a host of other local and international cybersecurity firms. The company headquartered Slovakia has been in operation in Kenya since opening a regional office in Nairobi in the year 2015.

Teddy Njoroge, Channel Manager for ESET East Africa in charge of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda said, the award showed that the company was on the right track in growing the adoption and use of professional cybesecurity products and services in the region.

“We are delighted and humbled by this acknowledgement of the good work we do in supporting our clients and our committment as a company is to continuously offer best in class internet and information security services in the market.“ He said.

Among the client centric services offered by ESET is the free cybersecurity awareness training for businesses and their employees, noting that a majority of cyber breaches are caused by employee errors and ommissions.

The training delivered via a 90 minute online course, aims at reducing the impact and potential for cyber attacks and related data breaches while helping organizations meet security compliance requirements. Training modules include, web and email protection, how to spot phishing emails, password best practices, social engineering, two-factor authentication and Internet of Things (IoT) security.

The awards ceremony held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi on September 14, 2018 was oganized by Digital Events Limited, in conjunction with the ICT Authority. DIA aims to recognize and celebrate key businesses and entities that that have adopted digital solutions in their daily business practices.

For 30 years, ESET® has been developing industry-leading IT security software and services for businesses and consumers worldwide. With solutions ranging from endpoint and mobile security, to encryption and two-factor authentication, ESET’s high-performing, easy-to-use products give consumers and businesses the peace of mind to enjoy the full potential of their technology. ESET unobtrusively protects and monitors 24/7, updating defenses in real-time to keep users safe and businesses running without interruption. Evolving threats require an evolving IT security company. Backed by R&D centers worldwide, ESET becomes the first IT security company to earn 100 Virus Bulletin VB100 awards, identifying every single “in-the-wild” malware without interruption since 2003.

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