Since 1987 ESET® has been developing security software that enables over 100 million customers to Enjoy Safer Technology. Its broad security product portfolio covers all popular platforms and provides businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of performance and protection. ESET NOD32(R) Antivirus, ESET Smart Security, ESET Cyber Security (solution for Mac), and ESET Mobile Security for Android OS are among the most 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, which sparked the idea to devise a universal software solution to counter these then relatively unknown computer threats. What started as the brainchild of a few friends has evolved into an antivirus program considered to be one of the fastest and most effective 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 stayed true to the principles underpinning the company‘s philosophy — responsibility, reliability and honesty. These, coupled with innovation, continue to be the driving force behind the company‘s success and growth.
Today ESET has more than 900 employees worldwide and global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego, Buenos Aires, and Singapore. ESET offices are located in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic), Jena (Germany) and Sydney (Australia). ESET has established an extensive network of malware research centers in Bratislava, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Cracow (Poland), Montreal (Canada) and 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’s NOD32 antivirus system holds the world record with the longest unbroken string of VB100 Awards, obtaining its 86th Award in June 2014. ESET’s long list of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV Test and host of other independent testing organizations is a testament to the consistent high performance of ESET products across all platforms.