September 19, 2008 | San Diego, CA | Press Releases

ESET Again Named to Inc. 500 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that Inc. magazine has ranked it among the fastest-growing private companies for the second consecutive year. Distinguished as No. 306 of 5000 organizations, ESET grew at an impressive rate of 915 percent, ranking fifth in the top security companies and seventh in the top 50 businesses in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif. area.

On Monday ESET also captured the Frost & Sullivan 2008 Product Differentiation Innovation Award — an in-depth market analysis conducted by a team of industry analysts who recognize companies for their diligence and innovation in implementing successful business plans and excelling in the global marketplace. These accomplishments further demonstrate ESET's continued contribution to the security industry.

"These latest recognitions underscore our continued leadership in the security market and dedication to providing users with unmatched threat protection," said Anton Zajac, president and CEO of ESET, LLC. "Our achievements are a result of customer loyalty, product quality and employee dedication."

ESET's proactive detection and security software protects more than 40 million businesses and consumers worldwide. Its smart, real-time threat detection has been heralded by the community for its effectiveness and its minimal impact on system performance. ESET's rapid adoption by the market reflects the need for better approaches to protecting against the latest malicious attacks and other criminally motivated online threats.

"Our second annual Inc. 5000 continues the most ambitious project in business journalism," said Jim Melloan, Inc. 5000 project manager. "The Inc. 5000 gives an unrivalled portrait of young, underreported companies across all industries doing fascinating things with cutting-edge business models, as well as older companies that are still showing impressive growth."

The 2008 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2004 through 2007. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based and privately held, for profit, independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2007, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2004, and $2 million in 2007.

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About ESET ESET develops software solutions that deliver instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. ESET pioneered and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, its flagship product, consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing and is the foundational product that builds out the ESET product line to include ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and an extremely small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. Both products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessary large size found in some solutions. This means faster scanning that doesn’t slow down computers or networks. Sold in more than 160 countries, ESET has worldwide production headquarters in Bratislava, SK and worldwide distribution headquarters in San Diego, U.S. ESET also has offices in Bristol, U.K.; Buenos Aires, AR; Prague, CZ; and is globally represented by an extensive partner network. For more information, visit or call (619) 876-5400.