Eset is a pioneer in the antivirus industry with its award-winning NOD32 technology celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012. ESET advanced security solutions are trusted by businesses and consumers around the world for protection against today’s most sophisticated cyber attacks. On a daily basis, we protect millions of users across all types of environments – be it computers, laptops, mobile devices or servers. ESET Endpoint Security and ESET Endpoint Antivirus, in addition to ESET NOD32 Antivirus,ESET Smart Security and ESET Cyber Security (solution for Mac), are trusted by millions of users globally and are among the most highly recommended security solutions in the world.
The beginnings of ESET date back to 1987 when two young programming enthusiasts, Peter Paško and Miroslav Trnka, discovered one of the world’s first computer viruses. They dubbed it “Vienna” and wrote a program for its detection. Many other virus discoveries quickly followed, sparking the idea to devise a universal software solution to counter these then relatively unknown computer threats. What started as the brainchild of a couple of friends evolved into one of the fastest and most effective antivirus programs in the world. Engineered for speed and stability, it fulfills the founders’ vision to put advanced technology at the fingertips of the average PC user.
Throughout the company’s expansion, Eset has stayed true to the principles underpinning the company‘s philosophy — responsibility, reliability and honesty. These, coupled with innovation, continue to be driving forces behind the company‘s success and growth.
Today, ESET has 800 employees worldwide and is headquartered in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; as well as offices in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic). ESET has an extensive network of malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), as well as a network of partners spanning more than 180 countries.
The company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. The proven detection capabilities and low system demands of our security solutions continue to be recognized by independent testing organizations. ESET NOD32 Antivirus has achieved the longest unbroken string of Virus Bulletin VB100 Awards — a testament to the consistent high-quality performance of ESET security across all platforms. ESET also holds a long string of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-Test and other independent testing organizations. In 2012, ESET was awarded the SC Magazine Reader Trust Award by its readership of IT security executives for being the “Best Anti-Malware Management” solution.