ESET gives Libya, Syria and Sudan the NOD

ESET’s NOD32 antivirus’ Middle East business development arm ESET Distribution Middle East has inked deals with three distributors in the region to supply its anti-virus software. ESET has awarded distribution rights to Anis Technology Centre in Libya, Kassoumeh Digital Solutions (KDS) in Syria and Franco Pinto in Sudan.

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By  Dawinderpal Sahota Published  January 17, 2007

ESET’s NOD32 antivirus’ Middle East business development arm ESET Distribution Middle East has inked deals with three distributors in the region to supply its anti-virus software. ESET has awarded distribution rights to Anis Technology Centre in Libya, Kassoumeh Digital Solutions (KDS) in Syria and Franco Pinto in Sudan. Neo Neophytou, managing director at ESET Distribution Middle East, said: “The Middle East and Africa are very important markets for ESET. Our objective is to ensure that we offer our best-of-breed anti-threat solutions combined with excellent service and support to customers in this region. We are recruiting performance-based channel partners who will work closely with us to promote our solutions extensively in these markets.” Neophytou claims the vendor chose KDS, Anis Technology Centre and Franco Pinto because of their expertise in the security field, impressive track record, market knowledge and reach in their respective markets. “They will be promoting ESET NOD32 solutions to the corporate segment and offer after-sales service and support to customers directly. ESET in turn will be providing them in-depth training and support on an ongoing basis,” he added. ESET’s NOD32 antivirus software utilises ThreatSense technology, a detection system based on advanced heuristics, to proactively identify previously unknown viruses, trojans, spyware and phishing attacks in real-time. Walid Kassoumeh at Kassoumeh Digital Solutions (KDS) commented: “ESET NOD 32 is one of the best security solutions available in the market today. We are happy to have partnered with a global security vendor such as ESET, which has provided us with strong training and support and is committed to growing our business further.” He also claimed that the distributor’s years of regional IT experience combined with the vendor’s strong global market presence will give the firm a competitive edge over other distributors. “We look forward to working closely with ESET to provide the market with the most effective security solutions to our customers,” Kassoumeh added. ESET also revealed plans to enhance its channel presence and appoint distributors in each market across the MENA region. “We want to ensure that the ESET NOD32 available in all countries through a strong distribution and reseller network,” Neophytou concluded. Privately held ESET provides security software to both entrerprises and consumers. The company boasts offices in the US, Latin America and Europe.

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