BRATISLAVA – 28 October, 2020 – ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has been recognized by TrustRadius with a 2020 Tech Cares Award. The award celebrates companies that have gone above and beyond to provide their communities, clients and frontline workers with support throughout 2020 and during the COVID-19 crisis. While over 100 tech companies were recognized, ESET was one of just two cybersecurity vendors to receive the award.
TrustRadius is the fastest growing review site and insights platform for businesses, helping buyers make better product decisions based on unbiased and insightful reviews. The review site launched the Tech Cares Award in response to the unique challenges that 2020 has posed for tech, and in recognition of the companies who have risen to meet the needs of those around them.
In collaboration with the scientific community in Slovakia, ESET developed the first testing kit for COVID-19 in Slovakia, donating 100,000 kits to the Slovak Republic. Recognizing the importance of education in light of rising cyber crime and a newly remote workforce, ESET launched extensive educational activities for both the general public and expert community around cybersecurity awareness, including Remote Desktop Protocol and VPN security, encryption and backup.
The Tech Cares Award recognizes companies that have contributed directly to combat the virus, either with their products, knowledge or financial support. The award is based on user feedback and TrustRadius community nominations. Users highlighted how the nominated organizations have acted selflessly in support of their customers throughout the pandemic, and the research team at TrustRadius individually vetted each nominee to ensure that their actions met the standard for outstanding conduct and support during the COVID-19 crisis.
This is the second time ESET has been recognized for activities undertaken during the COVID-19 outbreak. The What the Next Normal Will Be Post-COVID-19 report by leading IT market research and advisory firm, IDC, outlined the top 10 changes we can expect, inspired by the initiatives of industry leaders, and also highlighted the support ESET provided during the COVID-19 crisis.
Ignacio Sbampato, Chief Business Officer at ESET, commented, “ESET is immensely proud to have been recognized for the actions it has taken to support businesses and individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a company, we endeavor to put people at the heart of everything we do – whether this is providing specialized educational resources for teachers or extending free trials of our products to support those who may be suffering financially. ESET cares deeply about the communities it serves globally, nationally, and locally and has created a Fund for Effective Diagnosis & Prevention of SARS-CoV-19, initially donating €300,000. We are honored to be among the few cybersecurity vendors to receive an award and will continue to work to give back to the community as we move forward through the Coronavirus crisis and into the future.”
“We are excited to announce our first-ever Tech Cares Award Winners,” said TrustRadius CEO Vinay Bhagat. “This pandemic isn’t just a test of fortitude. It’s an opportunity to distinguish yourself. We have been completely inspired by the way the B2B technology industry responded to COVID-19. So many companies pivoted with grace, leading to many of them standing out in our minds as major community contributors during this time. Not only do we feel that these companies are deserving of recognition — we also consider their example when deciding how we ourselves can find new ways to give back.”
To find out more about ESET’s initiatives during COVID-19, click here.
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