Recently I attended the ESET Partner conference in Hinckley, Leicestershire. ESET is the main security software that we supply and install for our clients to give them protection from viruses, spyware, malware and other security threats.
The two day event was open to all UK partners, from the smaller resellers through to ESET Gold Partners. At the moment David Allen IT Solutions are an ESET Silver Partner and we are working towards Gold Partner status which we aim to achieve within the next couple of years.
The conference was excellent, day one was split up into smaller sessions covering various products in the ESET product range. Data Encryption was a hot topic area, there have been many media stories about laptops being stolen and data extracted from them, the DESLock Encryption product ESET provides prevents data being taken from computer equipment without the correct authorised passwords being used. The product seems excellent; we currently are trialling it before we encourage our clients to think about securing their systems further with this protection.
Mobile Security is another hot topic for day one of the conference. ESETS’ mobile security product, which is currently only available on Android and Windows devices, is also very good. I have been running ESET Mobile Security on my Android phone for a number of months now, it has a number of features on top of the expected antivirus features, including call blocking (which is great to block those annoying spam PPI and accident/injury calls!) along with a feature to track and find lost phones. I believe an Apple product will be launched however there is nothing official on this as yet.
Day two comprised of an activity morning, where teams of ESET partners competed in activities such as archery, pistol shooting, driving reverse steer vehicles and mini-tanks. This was all great fun and the competition between us was intense! I did reasonably well in most events and contributed to our team scores.
To find out more about ESET or the protection IT Solutions can offer your business please give me a call on 01228 711888.