MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 31, 2017) - Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) ("Net Element" or the "Company"), a provider of global mobile payment technology solutions and value-added transactional services, today announces that ESET, a leading international IT security company which offers anti-virus and firewall products has chosen PayOnline for secure payment acceptance services.

This contract highlights that PayOnline not only serves local companies, but that it is also being selected as platform of choice by international companies looking for a secure platform to accept payments internationally.

ESET develops anti-malware software solutions that protect and secure computers, mobile devices and smartphones. ESET protects Internet users across 200 countries worldwide, making its anti-virus solution one of the leading solutions on the market.

PayOnline provides secure payment acceptance that protects ESET against fraud and consumer's data in accordance with the highest international payment security standard -- PCI DSS (Level 1). Clients of ESET in Kazakhstan can now securely pay online at using multiple payment methods, including MIR, Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard and Maestro; payments are facilitated in Tenge, Kazakhstan's national currency. 

According to Frost & Sullivan, a leading growth strategies consultancy, "ESET offers high-performance, proactive endpoint security solutions. The company goes above and beyond the competition to add value to its products by educating both Mac and PC users on how to defend themselves against the latest cyber threats... ESET will continue to maintain a strong presence in the endpoint security market and provide high value to its customers."

"Complex technology can be available, understandable and user-friendly. We believe in it and select partners whose values are similar to ours. Accepting payments at ESET online store utilizing PayOnline fully meets our requirements for quality of service and reliability. We are confident in our payment partner and together we can provide our users with reliable protection," commented Pavel Brazhnikov, director of Online Projects, ESET.

About ESET
ESET is privately held and has branch offices and distributors in over 200 countries. ESET's NOD32 anti-virus solution is a record holder for the number of VB100 awards received, according to British publication Virus Bulletin, as well as ADVANCED+ and ADVANCED testing laboratory AV-Comparatives. In Russia, the business version of ESET is FSTEC certified. Further information is available at

About Net Element
Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) operates a payments-as-a-service transactional and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprise ("SME") in the US and selected emerging markets. In the US it aims to grow transactional revenue by innovating SME productivity services such as its cloud based, restaurant point-of-sale solution Aptito. Internationally, Net Element's strategy is to leverage its omni-channel platform to deliver flexible offerings to emerging markets with diverse banking, regulatory and demographic conditions such as UAE, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan where initiatives have been recently launched. Further information is available at

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