ESET, a global industry-leading cyber security provider has awarded seven local organizations its highest honours for advancing excellence in online security in Kenya.
The winners were chosen from a pool of one hundred organizations that ESET E.A has been working on in its quest to curb the rise of online security threats such as ransomware, malware and phishing. The security threats have been on an upward trajectory since the onset work from home policies.
Among the organizations that have been feted is Total Solutions Ltd which received the coveted Platinum Partner of the Year Award following its strategic advancement of the uptake of ESET Protect Cybersecurity Solutions to corporate and educational institutions
Following closely with the Gold Award was Interface Solutions Limited and Value Africa Ltd while the Silver Award went to Netflex Computing Solutions Ltd, SmartEdge Supplies and Sight N Sound Computers Limited. Also recognized was Rowan Technologies as the Best Retail Partner for 2021.
Speaking at the awarding ceremony, Michelle Kuria, the ESET East Africa Marketing Manager, talked of the importance of the awards to individuals and organizations that aim to be feted every year.
“The awards showcase the importance that individuals and organizations are placing on the security of their data by taking up online security solutions and with organizations offering their employee’s flexible work from home options, the threat telemetry has seen an upsurge in cyber-attacks thus mandating our partners to go over and above in providing online security products and services,” she said.
“ESET Threat Report for 2021 revealed that working from home saw an increase from 1,392 attempts per machine per day in T1 2021 to 2,756 in T2 2021 in password-guessing, ransomware and other types of online attacks,“ she added.
To support the partners in their advancement of online security, ESET E.A also rolled out an upgraded consumer offering incorporating ESET Home into its consumer solutions, ESET NOD32 Antiviurs, ESET Internet Security and ESET Smart Security Premium.
With employees and employers continuously adopting a work from home culture and smartphones increasingly being at the center of people’s digital lives, the upgraded consumer offering comes with a new security feature dubbed LiveGuard, a proactive layer against never-before-seen types of threats before they execute on respective devices. LiveGuard analyzes suspicious ﬁles, including documents, scripts, installers and executable ﬁles, in a safe sandbox environment and lets the ESET Home Portal administrator review and take action.