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ESET vs Microsoft

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ESET
Based on 88 reviews.
Microsoft
Based on 4265 reviews.
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Overview
ESET is an IT security company headquartered in Bratislava, Slovakia that was founded in 1992 by the merger of two private companies. ESET offers anti-virus and firewall products such as ESET NOD32 and competes in the antivirus industry. The company was founded in 1992 when Miroslav Trnka and Peter Pako, authors of antivirus software NOD, partnered up with Rudolf Hrub. They adopted the name of the Egyptian goddess of health, marriage and love as the company name. In 1998 NOD received the VB100 award of Virus Bulletin, which helped the company establish subsidiaries in the USA, Argentina and Singapore, and development facilities in Poland and Czech Republic.
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.
Sample Customers
ESET Endpoint Security
ERSTE Group Bank, Miller Solutions, Wesleyan University, The Hospital Center of Luxembourg, Deer Valley USD, SPAR, Industrial Federal Credit Union, Honda, City Hall of Palmela, Hays CISD, Lester B Pearson School Board
ESET Endpoint Encryption
CCS Media Limited, Mercury Engineering, , Unigarant, Pinewood Healthcare
ESET Enterprise Inspector
Mitsubishi Motors, Allianz Suisse, Cannon, T-Mobile
ESET LiveGuard Advanced
Mitsubishi Motors, Allianz Suisse, Canon, T-Mobile
ESET Secure Authentication
Mitsubishi Motors, Canon
ESET Safetica
Mitsubishi Motors, Canon
Microsoft Authenticator
Insight Enterprises, South Wales Police, Gwent Police, and Dyfed-Powys, Integrit, Turkiye Finans, Winnebago Industries, Globosat Programadora Ltda
Microsoft BitLocker
ACV, Proaxis Therapy, Choice Hotels International, adnymics GmbH, Intermedia, NMBS/SNCB
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
Petrofrac, Metro CSG, Christus Health
Microsoft Defender for Office 365
Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is trusted by companies such as Ithaca College.
Microsoft Defender for Identity
Microsoft Defender for Identity is trusted by companies such as St. Luke’s University Health Network, Ansell, and more.
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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider
42%
Computer Software Company
16%
Government
3%
Insurance Company
3%
Comms Service Provider
22%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Government
7%
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