ESET is an IT security company headquartered in Bratislava, Slovakia that was founded in 1992.
The beginnings of ESET
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.
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, we 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.
Currently, ESET is privately held with more than 800 employees worldwide. Headquartered in Bratislava, Slovakia, ESET has branch offices in San Diego, U.S.A.; Wexford, Ireland; London, United Kingdom; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Prague, Czech Republic; Singapore and Kraków, Poland.
"In our beginning, we looked at our job as a service to PC users. We believed that computers would grow in importance - if people continued to rely on them for storing their life´s work, confidential data or making online transactions."Miroslav Trnka, co-founder, ESET