2014-01-15 17:14:16 - Incentivised merit-based categorization entitles partners to a host of benefits including trainings and support, marketing development fund, sales leads, discounts and rebates
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 15 January, 2014: ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection with a record of 10 years consecutive VB100 awards for its award-winning ESET NOD32® technology, today unveiled its new partner program for the Middle East, offering more support and recognition to its strong and growing regional channel base. An extension of the company's global partner program, the newly launched scheme has been tailored for the region and aims to empower ESET's reseller and system integrator partners to help them secure greater market shares in both, the business and home user segments.
“The relationships with our Middle East partners and considerations for the local market were key factors when formulating this program. Our business is 100% partner
driven so the channel is absolutely vital to our success,” said Pradeesh VS, General Manager at ESET Middle East. “The new program incentivises our partners with attractive discounts, rebates and marketing support, while ensuring that they have access to the best possible technical and sales tools and support. Our objective is to have a network of highly skilled and motivated partners with deep expertise in our products. Their commitment to ESET will ensure that our customers have reliable access to the best possible security solutions.”
The ESET Partner Program categorizes partners as Gold, Silver or Bronze according to their revenues, commitment to ESET and ability to provide dedicated end-user support. As a special consideration for the region, the program makes certain concessions that enable partners and system integrators to qualify for a particular status based on their loyalty to ESET and market position, even if they do not meet certain requirement criteria.
ESET will extend benefits that include free sales and technical trainings, discounts, demo license keys as well as pre-sales and post-sales support to all partners registered in the program. In addition, higher partner levels will be offered rebate programs, dedicated managers from ESET, access to sales leads and funding for marketing activities. In order to better serve the needs of its valued clients, ESET will also offer pre-sales consultancy, POCs and post-sales support to its Gold partners.
“At ESET, our question to partners has not been 'what can you do for us?' but rather 'what can we do together?'. This is why we have specifically designed the program to make ourselves easily accessible to our regional partners which is something that larger vendors often fail to accomplish. The clearly defined structure will encourage partners to aspire for greater success with us, which will ultimately help us and our valued customers,” said Elham Alizadeh, Channel Marketing Manager at ESET Middle East.
The new program is now available to partners in the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Yemen, Libya, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, KSA and Egypt. To simplify the registration process, ESET has made it possible for partners to apply by visiting the link www.eset.com/me/partners/partner-application/
, by contacting ESET's local office on +971 4 3754052 and also through its regional distributors.
ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning ESET NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 26 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 80th VB100 award in June 2013, ESET NOD32 technology holds the record number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. In addition, ESET NOD32 technology holds the longest consecutive string of the VB100 awards of any AV vendor. ESET has also received a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other testing organizations and reviews. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security®, ESET Cyber Security® (solution for Mac), ESET® Mobile Security and IT Security for Business are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.
The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore. ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia). ESET Middle East has its regional office in Dubai Internet City and manages an extensive partner network in 11 countries: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan Egypt and Libya. More information is available via www.eset.com/me
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