August 12, 2008

ESET Wins Contract From Ontario Ministry of Education for Antivirus Software

ESET, a provider of proactive threat protection solutions, has announced that the Ontario Ministry of Education has selected ESET NOD32 antivirus software to protect networked computers at various schools.

According to the company, ESET NOD32 antivirus represents the third antivirus product licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Education. The Ontario Ministry of Education administers the system of publicly funded French and English school boards in the province of Ontario, Canada, in accordance with the directions set by the provincial government.

A total of 72 school boards oversee approximately 5,000 schools with nearly 400,000 networked PC-based computers that are used by over 126,000 teachers and school administrators, and roughly two million students each day. Its classroom environment includes desktops and laptops running Windows 2000, XP and Vista, to Macintosh OSX.

According to the company, ESET NOD32 Antivirus has provided a solution for the entire range of Windows operating systems, with a minimal impact on system performance.

Doug Peterson, computer in the classroom consultant of the Greater Esses County District School Board and member of the Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee, said: "ESET NOD32 Antivirus has proven to be a sound investment for us. In terms of proactive protection, speed and small system footprint, it is without rival. We look forward to many more years of online threat protection."