SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection with a record of 10 years of consecutive VB100 awards for its award-winning ESET NOD32® technology, today launched the ESET Technology Alliance – an integration partnership. The aim of the program is to better protect businesses with a range of complementary IT security solutions that seamlessly integrate with ESET products.
All members of the ESET Technology Alliance are strategically selected companies that specialize in a specific IT security area which complement the ESET product portfolio. The program's partners are carefully vetted against a set of established criteria to extend "best-in-class" business protection across IT environments. The first entrant into the ESET Technology Alliance is DESlock, an encryption software company.
"At ESET, protection of our customers, their data, and business infrastructure always comes first," said Ignacio Sbampato, ESET Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. "We chose DESlock as the first strategic member of the ESET Technology Alliance because of its strong encryption technology, and are excited to offer an encryption solution through the Alliance with our selected products."
Through the Alliance, ESET provides a well established encryption product, a simple-to-use application with unique architecture, to provide powerful data encryption to customers whether they are enterprises or SMBs. This solution protects against all types of data breaches while allowing fully secure collaboration across complex workgroups and teams.
According to IDC's 2011 Security Survey, among companies with fewer than 100 employees, encryption ranked as the fourth most valuable technology for protecting against security risks ranking it behind firewall, unified threat management (UTM) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS). Among companies in the 100–999 employee range, 14 percent cited encryption as a top technology (ranking third behind firewall and UTM).
Benefiting from a full integration with the ESET ordering and licensing system, ESET resellers can now offer business customers a broader set of products and services. On the server side, the DESlock solution provides a patented remote management system that provides complete control of endpoints both on and off the network. This unique method of managing endpoints is a key differentiator over competing solutions and ensures all clients are up-to-date with the latest security policy. On the client side, it offers full disk encryption, removable media encryption, file and folder encryption and mail encryption.
"We have been talking to ESET for a while now and quickly realized that the DESlock and ESET product offerings are highly complementary," said David Tomlinson, managing director for DESlock Ltd. "ESET is renowned for its award-winning IT security solutions and now via the Technology Alliance, ESET can offer full data protection."
The ESET Technology Alliance enables ESET to offer comprehensive IT security across backup, encryption, appliances, web and email filtering and patch management technologies. This expanded portfolio helps business customers and their administrators safely enjoy the various technologies they've deployed in their environment.
The ESET endorsed DESlock+ advanced technology solution will be offered through the ESET partner network. For more information and a full list of product features and benefits, please visit: www.eset.com/us/business/technology-alliance/deslock/.
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