SAN DIEGO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection, today announced a strategic and exclusive distribution alliance with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor. Ingram Micro will provide U.S. channel partners with quick and efficient access to ESET's full suite of award-winning business solutions to meet growing demand across industry sectors.
"ESET chose Ingram Micro as their exclusive U.S. distributor to give our partners choices for their procurement needs, while allowing Ingram Micro's channel partners access to the ESET portfolio of security products," said Tom Berger, channel director, North America sales and marketing, ESET North America. "We believe this relationship will enhance our 100 percent channel commitment, while broadening our market reach into the VAR community."
ESET's focus on selling business products 100 percent through the channel includes a commitment to partners with brand awareness, who value collaboration, creative marketing, a high level of customer service and competitive margins.
The new alliance with Ingram Micro enables ESET to offer a combination of products and services, along with an attractive volume incentive program, increased flexibility for resellers in securing credit, and a facilitated process for securing quotes and placing orders.
"We're pleased to offer ESET's full line of Endpoint Solutions for business and support its channel growth with our targeted marketing programs, technical support and financial services," said Eric Kohl, executive director, Advanced Technology Division, Ingram Micro. "The need and demand for flexible and powerful security services is at an all-time high and we're excited to team with ESET to bring greater choice, performance and value to channel partners throughout the U.S."
ESET's wide range of solution offerings are trusted by leading companies across industry sectors including: healthcare, finance, education, technology, media and government organizations.
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ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning ESET NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 26 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 80th VB100 award in June 2013, ESET NOD32 technology holds the record number of Virus Bulletin "VB100" Awards, and has never missed a single "In-the-Wild" worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. In addition, ESET NOD32 technology holds the longest consecutive string of the VB100 awards of any AV vendor. ESET has also received a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other testing organizations and reviews. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security®, ESET Cyber Security® (solution for Mac), ESET® Mobile Security and IT Security for Business are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.
The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Jena (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Kosice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia) and an extensive partner network for more than 180 countries. More information is available at the ESET Press Center.
About Ingram Micro Inc. Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 170 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit IngramMicro.com.