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ESET Honored with the ‘Manufacturer of the Year 2013’ Award in Germany

Created: 2013-11-29 09:00:36


ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection with a record 10 years of consecutive VB100 awards for its ESET NOD32® technology, was honored with the ‘Hersteller des Jares 2013’ Award (Manufacturer of the Year 2013) by CRN, a renowned professional magazine for ICT sector retailers in Germany in the category of IT security. The finalists included three best scoring companies and all where honored as the “Manufacturer of the Year”, from those three - ESET ranked second.

The voting was conducted by the CRN magazine readers – retailers and resellers, who were directly asked to vote. These awards are given out annually to the top companies, which have distinguished themselves through their product portfolio, innovations, overall development, channel and marketing programs as well as service and support for the channel network. The ceremony was attended by many ICT specialists.

Maik Wetzel, B2B Sales Director at ESET Germany, a subsidiary of ESET, has accepted the award: “We are very pleased to receive such a highly respected award becoming the ’Manufacturer of the Year 2013' in Germany. The fact that the voting was done directly by the retailers and resellers themselves shows that we are headed in the right direction with our channel program and have provided our partners with excellent customer service and support,” adds Wetzel.

By the ‘Hersteller des Jares 2013’ award, the retailers have recognized ESET’s achievements for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. In addition, they showed appreciation for ESET's commitment to the indirect channel sale and the excellent partner program that have contributed to expanding its business. Another benefit and advantage seen by retailers is the online Global Partner Portal that ESET has developed for advanced information and communication flow with its partners. Through this portal, retailers and resellers are able to order new product licenses with just a few clicks, download the most recent promotional materials or make use of marketing support offered by ESET Channel Managers.



About ESET
ESET, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32 technology which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the 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. ESET has been selected as one of the most innovative companies in Europe for the 2011 HSBC European Business Awards and holds number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV Test and other organizations. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cyber Security for Mac 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 Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Cracow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network for 180 countries. . For more information, visit our local office at

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which includes Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

Version 2 Singapore Pte Ltd is the local office of Version 2 Limited.
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