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ESET announces East African expansion

September 28, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, Top Stories

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Kenya is recognised as the first country in the world to pioneer mobile technology economy and is set to become home to Africa’s ‘Silicon Valley’ as it continues to be the fastest growing centre for innovation across the world. (Image Source: ESET).

ESET, a global leader in security software for over 25 years, has announced the opening of their Kenyan office under the management of Bruce Donovan, with a focus on business development, channel sales, marketing and distribution.

Kenya is recognised as the first country in the world to pioneer mobile technology economy and is set to become home to Africa’s ‘Silicon Valley’ as it continues to be the fastest growing centre for innovation across the world.  Earlier this year, Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, was ranked the ‘most intelligent’ city in Africa by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) and has become the ‘African Hub’ for some of the worlds’ largest technology companies.

It is estimated that over 26million Kenyans have access to the internet, approximately 58% of the population. ESET recognises that this number is rapidly increasing as is the need for security software to protect the growing online community from cybercrime.

Through a comprehensive suite of security solutions, ESET aims to make technology safer – enabling their customers to explore the internet and conduct business freely while avoiding the increasing number of online threats. ESET provides a secure digital world for individuals and businesses.

ESET distributes its products and services via ‘Authorised Partnerships’  and are actively seeking Kenyan technology businesses to join their growing partner network. Building strong partner relationships and developing sales channels are a key focus of ESET’s worldwide strategy. Together with multi-lingual international customer support centres and ongoing training for their East African partners, ESET keeps clients protected, and businesses running smoothly.

Bruce Donovan, East African Area Manager said: “We believe that Kenya is key to growth in East Africa. It has a truly unique, vibrant business culture that we are proud to be becoming a part of. Together with our partners, we aim to make ESET the internet security brand for businesses and consumers in Kenya – and eventually across East Africa.”

Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO ESET South Africa: “ESET is the 5th biggest software security vendor in the world, and has already successfully secured major market share in Southern Africa. ESET are proud to be able to finally offer the same to the East African market.”

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