ESET Distribution Middle East, the regional business development centre of ESET NOD32 Antivirus, today announced that it has signed up Hussein Mohammed Hussein Zedan & Partners Limited, better known as Zedan, as its distributor for Saudi Arabia. Zedan will help promote and distribute ESET's award-winning anti-virus software, NOD32, through its extensive network of resellers and IT dealers across the Kingdom.
"Zedan is a well known and trusted name in the IT industry in Saudi Arabia. Zedan has extensive market reach and a well-earned reputation for quality and reliability. With its established reputation, market knowledge and expertise, Zedan is an ideal partner, who will help grow NOD32's market share and reach in Saudi Arabia. We are looking forward to working closely with Zedan and are confident that their customers will be extremely satisfied with our award-winning anti-virus solution,” said Mr. Neo Neophytou, Managing Director, ESET Distribution Middle East.
For Zedan, the choice was as easy as well. "Zedan is an organisation that prides itself on offering only the very best products to its customers. We evaluated ESET’s NOD32 anti-virus solution and found it to be an exemplary product in its category which works as a single, integrated engine to offer the best unified anti-threat system,” said Mr. Brian Hawley, General Manager, Zedan Information Engineering.
“Apart from being the fastest growing anti-virus solution in the world, ESET’s NOD32 leads the industry in terms of proactive detection and outperforms its competitors. It has a very small footprint needing minimal resource utilisation, taking up limited space on the user’s computer and allowing for faster performance. It also manages upgrades on its own and the user has just to set and forget it. Overall, the product is a winner,” added Mr. Hawley.
Zedan will offer NOD32 through several channels in Saudi Arabia including sales through existing Zedan resellers, direct sales by Zedan itself and via retail outlets with NOD32’s retail packs. Zedan will also provide the first level of support and the second level of support will be done by ESET through phone or e-mail.
“Zedan currently has 85 listed resellers of IT products that would be natural outlets for NOD32. Zedan is potentially in a position to sell NOD32 to each of its 8,000 existing end-users of other Zedan IT products as well as to new users. Some of these customers have very large networks. This is a fairly easy product to sell and support and almost any supplier of technical services or products could carry it with suitable technical back-up from Zedan,” stated Mr. Neophytou.
Prior to the partnership, the Saudi Arabian market for ESET was addressed by one single distributor and any enquiries from end users were directed directly to the organisation. With ESET and NOD32 gaining increasing recognition in the country and with demand increasing exponentially, ESET felt the need for a second distributor who could help address the wide market better.
“Saudi Arabia is a very important market for us. We needed another distributor to keep up with the growing demands and to also increase our growth rate in the country. We believe that we have found the perfect partner in Zedan. With their prior expertise and proven commitment to IT and security, we have no doubts that Zedan will help NOD32 and ESET to achieve new heights in the country,” concluded Mr. Neophytou.
About ESET Distribution Middle East
ESET Distribution Middle East is the Regional Business Development Center of ESET NOD32 Antivirus for the Middle East. Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security software for enterprises and consumers. ESET’s multiple award-winning, anti-threat software, NOD32, provides real-time protection from known and unknown viruses, spyware and other malware. NOD32 offers the smallest, fastest, and the most advanced protection available, with more Virus Bulletin 100% Awards than any other antivirus product.
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