ESET, a global pioneer in proactive protection for more than two decades, announces that its growth outpaces the worldwide security software market based on its 2014 market share revenue, as reported by information technology research and advisory company, Gartner Inc .
According to Gartner’s Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2014 report1, ESET recorded growth of 8.0 percent in 2014 in the consumer security software and endpoint protection platform (enterprise) markets, improving its market share from 4.0 percent in 2012 to 5.1 percent in 2014. The company registered a 7.2 percent growth in consumer security and 8.6 percent in endpoint protection platform software.
The report also noted that the security market grew 5.3 percent in 2014, amounting to US$21.4 billion in revenue. With new technologies and software being adopted by businesses around the world, the number of vulnerabilities for cyber-criminals to exploit is expected to mutiply. Worldwide spending on information security will reach US$71.1 billion in 2014, an increase of 7.9 percent over 2013, with the data loss prevention segment recording the fastest growth at 18.9 percent. Total information security spending will also grow a further 8.2 percent in 2015 to reach US$76.9 billion according to Gartner’s latest forecast.
“Being ranked as one of the top 5 vendors for consumer security software and endpoint protection platform was our target for this year and we are happy to see that we have achieved that result,” said Ignacio Sbampato, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at ESET. “We feel this growth is a confirmation that more and more companies and consumers around the world trust our solutions to protect their devices and data.”
ESET has been focusing on delivering proactive protection to more than 100 million active users globally. In order to better protect consumers against evolving cybercrime, the company has added Botnet Protection and Enhanced Exploit Blocker to the core features of ESET Smart Security 8, and has also refined and fine-tuned ESET Mobile Security to offer better protection to mobile device users.
Earlier this year, ESET introduced its completely redesigned and re-engineered next-generation business security products that offer maximum proactive protection with low impact on company infrastructure through the new ESET Remote Administrator and ESET Endpoint Security solutions. The products also include a wealth of new features, including Botnet Protection, Exploit Blocker and Anti-Phishing.