ESET Launches Managed Service Provider Program

Volume-Licensing Benefits and Remote Administration Bring Leading Security Solution to VARs

Feb 15, 2013, 12:00 ET from ESET

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection with a 25-year track record of award-winning technology, announces the availability of ESET Endpoint Security and ESET Endpoint Antivirus to the Managed Service Provider (MSP) channel.


Managed Service Providers, typically contractors or value-added resellers (VARs), deliver a variety of network-based IT services, applications and equipment to businesses of all sizes.  Responding to a growing demand among MSP partners for a simpler licensing and management approach, ESET now offers ESET Endpoint Security and ESET Endpoint Antivirus as part of a robust MSP partnership program. The new program rewards service partners for their growth by decreasing licensing costs as their volume of business increases.

"We listened to our partners and created a pricing and management model for MSPs that works the way they work," said Matthew McManus, vice president of sales and marketing, ESET North America. "We believe it will help our partners provide flexible implementation options while continuing to deliver the best endpoint security protection available. ESET relies on our channel partners to meet the varied needs of business customers. They do a great job, and we are actively looking to build our MSP partner network."

MSPs and VARs will also be able to take advantage of ESET Remote Administrator. Recognized for its ease-of-use and intuitive design, ESET Remote Administrator supports managed services while remaining Remote Management Module (RMM) agnostic, allowing administrators to remotely access and control their antivirus implementations without constraining the administration server to run on a specific vendor or hardware configuration. Partners already familiar with ESET Remote Administrator will appreciate the extension of the existing functionality without requiring additional training.

ESET provides award-winning endpoint security solutions powered by the proven NOD32® technology, protecting against malware, phishing, viruses, spam and other cyber-threats. By working with an array of proven channel partners, ESET helps meet the needs of their clients' businesses. Representing a variety of vertical markets including healthcare, finance, education and government, business clients range from small organizations with 25 users up to enterprise implementations with tens-of-thousands of endpoints.

"ESET has the right mix of best-of-breed technology combined with forward-thinking programs to help MSPs easily leverage the technology across our client base, and move into the world of per-user, per-month pricing," said Eric Egolf, president, CIO Solutions, an ESET partner. "We have found out the hard way that not all MSP-friendly technologies are good enough to be considered best-of-breed. ESET continues to retain the technology edge that originally made them our top choice."

Availability: The ESET MSP offering is currently available to ESET partners throughout North America.  

About ESET

ESET, is on the forefront of proactive endpoint protection, delivering trusted security solutions to make the Internet safer for businesses and consumers. For over 25 years, ESET has led the industry in proactive threat detection and its award-winning NOD32 Antivirus technology has detected 100% of the WildList Organization "In-the-Wild" malware samples since testing began in 1998. ESET recently received the 75th VB100 award and consistently earns high ratings from AV-Comparatives, Virus Bulletin, AV-TEST and other independent testing organizations. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security®, ESET Endpoint Solutions, ESET Mobile Security and ESET Cyber Security (solution for Mac®) are trusted by millions of users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world. IDC has recognized ESET as a top five corporate anti-malware provider.

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